What verse resonates with you?

We hope many more than just these!  And while this isn't our journey, we hope that we can show you some biblical verses that resonate with us, and in turn may help you to focus on Chris ever day.  We invite you to wear your faith, to remind yourself daily of where you are in your journey, and to do it in style.


Jeremiah 29:11

'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 a hope and a future.'

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it” – Henry Ford

Even on the hardest of days, God gives us hope to persevere.  Some things may never make sense to us, but God sees all the things we can’t - all of which are part of the story he is writing.  God has a plan and a purpose for you.  If you put our trust in God even though it might not make sense at the moment, the bigger picture will one day be revealed to you. 


1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

God’s love for you is never ending and self-sacrificing.  He gives this perfect love to you unconditionally every single day, and wants you to give this same love to others.  Your actions in seeking this love from God, will lead you to love others, not just in the words you speak, but will show in the actions you take.  It’s a love that we can never do perfectly, but a love we receive perfectly from God Every.Single.Day.


Proverbs 3:5-6 

Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.

Relying on God has to begin all over every day as if nothing had yet been done. - C.S. Lewis

Don’t jump to conclusions based on what you think is happening, because more often than not we don’t know the whole picture.  The only one who knows the whole story is God, and he always knows what’s best for you.  Work to place your trust in him Every. Single. Time.  It won’t be an instant process, it will be a learning process.  But with repetition and in every situation - you have to trust God with it.  Leaning away from your own understanding and into His means that you can be confident that God is doing what is best, even though you may not be able to see it that way.

God is always on time.


Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

The New Testament in Modern English by J.B. Phillips translates it this way, “I am ready for anything through the strength of the one who lives within me.

Are you content?  And not in the sense that there are circumstances of your life you’d like to change, but rather – are you content knowing that He is in control of all that happens to you?  Having faith and gratitude in all seasons of life can be hard, and at times feel impossible.  Contentment can feel like an elusive pursuit. We go after what we think will make us happy only to find that it didn’t work; in fact, we were happier before we started.  Being content means accepting God’s path for us and the purpose he’s set out for your life.  It’s the promise that if you follow this path, you’ll find a contentment that can endure any hardship.


Matthew 11:28-30 

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

Jesus offers himself to the real you - the discouraged, anxious, depressed, tired, and just plain ‘Over it’ you.  Not some future better and cleaned-up version of yourself.  Just you. Just as you are now.  God has a purpose for you, and your purpose isn’t something unbearable or impossible to attain - it’s a purpose He created just for you.  Sometimes that purpose is hard and takes time to reveal itself, but by following Jesus and tying or ‘yoking’ yourself to him, you can find rest - even in the most difficult seasons of life.  Jesus’s yoke is easy, because if we follow his teachings, we will know how to live life the way God designed it to be lived.


Psalm 121:1-8 

I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD watches over you— the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

God is watching over you at all times, guarding you on the journey of life, and as you come and go.  Day and night, he doesn’t grow tired or weary as we do.   He’s not busy doing something else.  He made you and he knows YOU!  He’s in control of your life.  The mountains and hills are large; yet God made them too.   The same Jesus who is with you on your mountaintops is also with you in your valleys.

 

2 Corinthians 5:7 - Faith

For we walk by faith, not by sight.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” 

Faith is the bridge between where you are and where God wants to take you. Faith is trusting the process, even when you can't see the progress.  It’s trusting Him without a sign.  Faith requires a certain courage—the courage to take steps and make decisions even when the outcome is not immediately clear. It's a call to move forward with trust in God's plan.  If you want to grow as a follower of Jesus, you’ve got to take that risk. When Peter walked on water, he first had to get out of the boat. You have to leave the safety of what you’ve always known for the safety of God’s purpose.


Mark 12:30

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.

Loving God with all your heart often happens when you’re talking—it’s how you share the gift of communication with the world. Loving God with your soul happens when you’re feeling—when you’re sharing compassion. You love God with your mind as you’re thinking—when you’re giving consideration to people or ideas. And, finally, loving God with your strength happens as you’re doing—when you’re making a contribution to the world.  God calls each person to love him in all four of these ways.

Another way to say it is that you can love God with all your talk, all your feelings, all your thinking, and all your acting, and these are not things you do to get God to love you. They are things you do because you are loved by Him. 

John 4:16

"So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him."  

He just loved me. I didn't earn it. I didn't deserve it. 

We must first know the love of God before we can believe in the love of God. The Bible tells us that God’s love is much different than ours. His love is perfect and unchanging, while ours is flawed and constantly changing.   His love is not just the highest form of love, it is ALL of love—love that laughs, that rests, that waits and forgives and so much more.  Additionally, His love is completely voluntary, while ours often depends on how we feel at the moment.  This command to love does not have a caveat.  We don’t get a hall pass for the hard relationships. God’s love is universal, and extended to all. As should our love.