Here’s how this blogpost happened –
- Well, I was on Facebook minding my own business – as I always do on Facebook (say no to stalking).
- I happened upon a wedding coordinator’s page and looked at probably a gazillion wedding photos.
- I decided I should start collecting wedding decoration ideas. Pinterest.
- First, I scrolled through my eternal start page before finally
decidingremembering I don’t need to start planning a not-even-in-sight wedding.
- I searched inspirational quotes. Maybe I could finally publish a welcome-to-2015 post on my blog and make it inspiring.
- Scroll, scroll, scroll.
- By this time, I felt greatly inspired but wished I was another person.
Instead of sharing an inspirational quote or going on about how I’m going to turn into an amazing person this year, instead of listing all the cool things I will (actually not) do this year, I’d like share five of my favorite Bible verses.
They are printed on now tattered papers and taped to the wall above my desk. I look and have looked at them often – often without thinking about it. I’ve become used to them hanging there.
And so this year, I want to remember these verses again. Because they are beautiful and mean very much to me now as they did almost four years ago when I put them there.
But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For His sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes from faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith. (Philippians 3:7-9)
I love it because that’s basically the Gospel summed up right there.
Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides You. (Psalm 73:25)
I feel like this was my verse in 2011. I also have the feeling it will be pretty much mine 2015 too.
I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the Gospel of the grace of God. (Acts 20:24)
That describes my calling.
The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, and delivers them. (Psalm 24:7)
I grew up reading the Bible daily, so I had obviously read this promise many times; but I remember being pretty blown away when I read it again.
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. (Proverbs 31:26)
I think everyone who thinks the Bible is woman-hating, discriminating book should read about the super woman described in Proverbs 31. She is “far more precious than jewels” (verse 10). Anyway, I’ve always wanted to be the kind of woman who speaks only kindness and wisdom. I really need to practice…
Have a wonderful 2015! I expect to drop by every now and then, but I am very busy and also unsure what will become of this blog and my writing.
How are you all doing?