This page is here for you and I. These are some of my favorite verses or verses that impressed me upon first read for one reason or another. I hope they will resound with you as they do with me.
Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
I am a deacon at heart. I believe God has called me to carry the heart attitude of a deacon. I found this verse a few years back when going through the deacon course in our church. It was the first verse in our work book that we were asked to memorize as it embodies the heart and mind of a deacon. Getting my hands dirty and helping others is my passion.
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “ Eat and drink!” he says to you, But his heart is not with you.
This verse struck me when I first read it while researching better health and my life as a vessel of God’s. I am still thinking on this one as I live in His body on His world until His second coming. It can be applied to every facet of live of course. If you think about this verse in the course of doing business it still applies. If you think in your heart you are successful (be careful how you define success) then you will be. If you think in your heart that you are a servant – you will become one.
See who God wants you to become – and think it in your heart – you will become that person.
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.
He did not come to be served but to serve. This is driving purpose. I just saw this one while watching a presentation from Paul. This one just jumped out at me – it compliments James 1:27 perfectly. And that is my driving verse. How do you feel? Do you feel called to serve or be served?
Consider it all Joy my brethren when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
It just seems like this is a daily hold in my life. I need to constantly be turning and praising Him for the trials that come my way. I will never reach perfection, but maybe someday I can reach courageous!
You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart
This verse is often overshadowed by it’s predecessor verse 11. Many people like to talk about the plans God has for them of prosperity and a future but miss out on this piece of searching with all our heart. What I find really cool about this set of verses is that God was saying this all to the Israelites as they were exiled in Babylon. Let’s not even get into the interpretation of how he means you plural and not necessarily you singular. That is just a huge debate that I personally don’t believe we need to split hairs over 🙂