Holly, over at A Life-size Catholic Blog, has tagged me in a blog meme. The theme is “Three Favourite Scripture Verses.” The rules are:
1. Write a post on your three favourite verses from the Bible and why you like them.
2. Link back to this post.
3. In your post, tag three other bloggers to carry this theme forward, link to you and tag additional bloggers.
Philippians 4:13: “I can do anything through Christ who gives me strength.”
This is the first verse that pops into my head. When we were girls, my best friend and I started a club and used this as our “theme” verse. Since then, we’ve continued to use it to encourage each other. For one of my recent birthdays, she got me a beautiful fridge magnet with this verse on it.
Psalm 37:4-5a: “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him.”
I like the idea of “delighting” myself in the Lord (it sounds so childlike and wonderful, though I too often fail to do it). This verse came to me when I was in Australia and questioning my future, my purpose, my goals. In the midst of all that doubt, the answer was simply to trust in God. He was bigger than me and my worries. I could simply rest in Him—delight in Him—and he’d take care of the rest, beyond my wildest dreams.
1 Timothy 4:12: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.”
This verse speaks to me because I’ve often felt (though not so much anymore—LOL!) that I was too young to do something. I started writing when I was in my early teens, but didn’t want to write some of my novel ideas because I thought I should be older. I’ve had to remind myself that God doesn’t look at my age, but at what He’s called me to do.
So, bloggers… I’m passing this meme on to:
Writer Mom at The Dream to Write
Tracy at Expressions Express
And Carla at Carla’s Writing Cafe.
If I haven’t tagged you and you want to join in anyway, grab the rules and do so! Or leave your favourite Scripture verse in the comments.