Sunday, October 9, 2011

Favorite Scriptures

A lot of people have favorite Scriptures, but I can't really chose just one that is my favorite. I guess maybe I have different favorites depending on the need or season of life. But I decided to try and think of my favorite "all purpose" verses. I've posted the first four that come to mind.

But 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. Isaiah 40:31

This was the school verse at the Baptist school I attended for jr hi and high school but we used KJV for everything and this is the NIV version.

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. Jeremiah 29:11
I know many people claim this as a favorite, but it's important to know it was really written to the Jews in exile to remind them that God hadn't given up on them.

No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8

Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith. Galatians 6:10

I know I have more favorites but can't think of them right off, what are your favorite Scriptures and do you have different verses that have meant more to you during different times in your life. For instance, when we were going through a long adoption, we had a list of about six verses we claimed for that time.

Speaking of difficult adoptions. I have some posts to write, including one about a child that should have been ours and why he isn't, but I have to be careful about what I say because I have a public blog. I've put off writing so far but may share it since a few people have asked if we are done or not. (We don't really have an answer for that, but we are not specifically looking.)

I'll also be posting pictures of our Orlando trip soon. And sharing some of the devo project I'm writing for Tyndale for 2013.


Lisa said...

I'm like you - I can't pick just one favorite. Jeremiah 29:11 (& context) is a great one. Also, a few others that have meant a lot to me:
Romans 8:28
Philippeans 4:6-7
Proverbs 3:5-6

Kathy C. said...

Those are all very familiar ones, Lisa. And have been favorites at different times in my life. There is another one in Proverbs about delighting in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart that I like too.

Renee said...

2 Timothy 1:7 has been such an encouragement to me in my life. It helps me to right my heart and emotions knowing that fear is from the enemy and not from Jesus. I also like to claim the sound mind part a lot HA!.

The Word is so precious to me. Thanks for sharing your favorite verses.

Hevel said...

One of my favourite scriptures is Isaiah 43:5, which has nothing to do with international adoption, no matter how many people abuse it for that purpose. It's one of my fave zionist verses. If we are talking politics, Psalm 137:5-6 reflects my stand on the Jerusalem division plan. And my ansolute favourite scripture?

Deuteronomy 6:4 "Hear, O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One."

Kathy C. said...

You are right about the Isaiah verses Hevel. I have seen them used for adoption, but I believe Isaiah was written to the nation of Judah as God's promise to them to gather them back.

I wasn't familiar with the ones in Psalms.

Kathy C. said...

Renee--good verse. If you look at a birthday verse calendar, that is actually the verse for my birthday.

Pamela said...

Ah, small world this web makes. Recognized the name...and your beautiful kids. Looks like your writing is keeping you busy.

No fav. Scriptures...but a new one for each day in the seasons of my life. I do love, "And I, if I be lifted up will draw all men unto me." That's my goal in my writing.