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A Heart For God: Carried by God's Word - Part 1

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Carried by God's Word - Part 1

"Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you." (Colossians 3:16) I recently called on the Twitter community to help me with a blog post idea I had. I asked friends and followers to send me their favorite Bible verses. I also wanted the reason behind the ones they chose. My purpose was to spotlight God's Word, but as I'm writing this today I'm finding that it's much more than that ~ it's a declaration of the Scriptures' power to affect people's lives. (Hebrews 4:12) With all my heart I believe there's a Bible verse (or two?) here for you. (It's just the way God works.) We, believers, call it our "life verse." That's when a person selects a verse in the Bible (and/or passage) and calls it their own because of it's meaning to them. They carry it around (in their head and heart) and it "carries them" back. Maybe you could use a little "carrying," too? You've come to the right place. May the Word of Christ impact you as it does us...

Scriptures from Your Friends on Twitter:
(Click HERE for Part 2)

(1) John 3:16. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. (from @prophetesstli)

(2) Isaiah 1:18. "Come now, andlet us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool." (from @GodsSunflower)

Love the reference to our sins being white as snow. I love the snow and it's a cool verse. :)

(3) Ephesians 2:8-9. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. (from @FaithMadeAlive)

*My favorite verse: Eph 2:8-9 - * grace alone through faith alone in CHRIST alone...not of works...nothing man can do..!*

(4) Ephesians 2:10. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. (from @mcProdigal)

(5) Romans 1:16. For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. (from @BibleCat)

(6) 1 John 5:14-15. This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him. (from @evangml)

Why? Because it informs me that my Heavenly Father hears and answers my prayers. I love talking to God!

(7) John 11:35. Jesus wept. (from @TrainPhreak)

He's just like us! He gets sad too!

(8) 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. (from @lasttrumpetlvng)

The rapture of the church. Verse 18 is particularly good: Encourage one another with these words.

(9) Hebrews 4:16. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (from @kristinamhansen)

Often I'm tempted to be "independent" but this tells me to RUN to God. Kills any thought of self reliance.

(10) 2 Thessalonians 3:10. (NIV) For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat." (from @bellapatriot)

(11) Song of Solomon 2:14. (KJV) O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rocks, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely. (from @GodsLittle_Rose)

The longing in Solomon's voice for the need to hear and see the face to feel comfort from the one he loves. This is the reason why. This is my favorite scripture, as it touches ones soul to the very core..poetic...

(12) Acts 26:18. "To open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me." (from @accesssonora)

Bob, you are an evangelist through and through! May we all have your heart for the lost. ;D

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Blogger Richard said...

The Greek word for "workmanship" in Ephesians 2:10 (#4) is "poema". We are God's poetry, a beautiful expression of His character on Earth.

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