Friday, July 9, 2010

Favorite Bible verses

Today at Kelly's Korner everyone is sharing their favorite Bible verses! I wanted to join in because I have a lot of verses that mean a lot to me right now!

Three of my personal favorites that I use most in my own life are:
2 Peter 1:3 (I especially love the NLT translation of it) 
"By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence." 
This verse is my most recent favorite. It totally changed the way I parent my children and live my life. I was always quick to go to parenting books when I had a problem or issue with my kids and while I still LOVE parenting books I fist turn to God for wisdom in a situation because He will give me everything I need. And who knows my kid's hearts better than their creator? I love it!

Deuteronomy 6:5-9
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. "

This is another verse that really impacts me as a mom. The importance of impressing the truth's of God on my children's hearts is so important and I love that this verse gives us the "how". I have spent hours worrying how to really pass on my faith to our children and this puts it out there! 

Phillipians 4:4-7 (NIV)
"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 everything, 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."
And this is my verse that I NEED everyday! I need to remember to rejoice and be gentle! Two things which don't always come naturally to me!

And then I have "life verses" that I pray for each of my children. These verses are special to me because I feel like God laid them on my heart specifically for them!

The verse I often pray for Max is 
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
I know that God has big plans for Max P. Ramsey and I just pray that he will grow to know Jesus as Lord and be able to have the hope and future that God has for him!

Sophie's is
Psalm 37:4
"Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart."
Since as of right now Sophie is my only little girl I love this verse for her because I feel like the essence of being a little girl is having a heart full of desires for your future. I just pray that she will delight herself in Jesus so that she can have the desires of her heart fulfilled!

and Jack's is 
Zephaniah 3:17
"The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."
Jack is my first child that has had a "life verse" from me before he was even born. But, this verse was on a website I was looking at one day and immediately our sweet boy who I haven't even seen yet came to mind with this one. Even though he isn't in our arms physically yet I know that God is already in love with him and rejoicing over him. I pray that he will feel that throughout his life!

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