Every week, I go through the “Girl Talk” section of Project Inspired and look for those seeking advice and council. I want to help answer some questions you may have about living out your Christian life and walk of faith! We want PI to be a safe place where you can ask questions.
This week, I was checking out the Girl Talk forum and saw a post regarding Bible verses, favorite chapters and scriptures. I wanted to ask you what your favorite scripture is, and if you have one I want you comment below and share it with PI!
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I personally have so many favorite scriptures, but I will share some of them. One is in the book of Philippians where Paul was talking about being content with what you have, whether rich or poor and whether hungry or well-fed. This scripture has helped me get through difficult times, hard days at school and when I needed God’s supernatural power.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me (Philippians 4:13).
Another verse I love that gives me peace is a scripture in the same chapter that says,
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
I also love the book of Isaiah; it is such a powerful, prophetic book. One of my favorite verses is in Isaiah in chapter 61,
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives…release… the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor…to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.
Another great verse in Isaiah is in chapter 40, verse 31. It says,
Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Even though I have way more favorite scriptures I could share, here are a few final verses. Ephesians 3:20:
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Psalm 91 is a powerful scripture to remember the protection we have when we abide in the Lord and in His presence. The entire chapter is powerful; I have most of it memorized because it is one you need in life and it’s one I have used in my walk with the Lord.
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’ Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart (1-4).
I love the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John), and Hebrews is such a powerful book, too! Hebrews 11 discusses the heroes of the faith, which may be at the top of my list. I just LOVE God’s Word; it is spiritual food…just like the Word says, “Taste and see that the Lord is good…” (Psalm 34:8).
His word is so satisfying to the soul; it nourishes and fills us up in the Spirit. God is so amazing and gave us His Word as a road map for life! I encourage you to memorize the Bible bit by bit.
PI readers, what is YOUR favorite Bible verse? Do you have the passage memorized?