Most people have a Bible verse to which they go for encouragement and inspiration. For most people, this is a verse or passage that we highlight, memorize and quote often. This is a Scripture God uses to minister to you directly. It holds a sentimental and personal meaning for you. My life verse is Psalm 27:4, “One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.”
After I got saved at the age of 16, I heard someone recite this verse. I started reading it and ended up committing it to memory. I personalized it. I owned it. It was mine. It still encourages me at those times I am low; when I feel far from God.
I have this verses on sticky notes, on my computer, in my phone, on the mirror, etc. I know you won’t find the phrase “life verse” in the Bible or in a theological dictionary. I do not know if Jesus did or did not have a “life verse,” but He did let Scripture “dwell richly” in Him (Colossians 3:16). And that’s what I encourage you to do as well.
What’s your life verse? Do you have a verse you read when life is going well? Do you have a “comfort verse” you go to when life hurts? Do you have a Scripture you call upon when you are ready to do battle? If you do not have one, here is a suggestion:
– Pick a Scripture that is ministering to you right now.
– Commit it to memory.
– Place it somewhere you can see it often.
It doesn’t matter how you do it, but if you want to change the things in your life you need to change, begin by putting the reminder in easily accessible places.
Here are some recommendations:
Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Jeremiah 29:11-13, “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. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
Psalm 19:14, “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”
Psalms 28:7, “The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.”
Psalms 37:4, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
Psalms 118:24, “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
Isaiah 40:31, “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
Romans 8:28, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
Romans 8:31, “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
Hebrews 11:6, “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”