We will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with out lives. Each of us is an original.
He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. His heart is secure, he will have no fear, in the end he will triumph on his foes.
I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
But He said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then am I strong.
Consider it great joy my brothers whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete lacking nothing.
Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him.
2 Thessalonians 3:5
May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.
I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving and will call upon the name of the Lord.
For am I now trying to win the favor of people or God? Or am I striving to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ.
But solid food is for the mature who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
Pushed to the wall, I called to God; From the wide open spaces, He answered. God’s now at my side. I am not afraid. Who would dare lay a hand on me? God’s my strong champion. I flick off enemies like flies. Far better to take refuge in God than trust in people.
1 Corinthians 15:7
Then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all He appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.
And they sang a new song: You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain and with your blood purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.
1 Peter 1:13
Prepare your minds for action, Keep sober in spirit.
3 John 2
Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.
March on my soul; be strong!
Ascribe power to God, whose majesty is over Israel, and whose power is in the skies. Awesome is God from His sanctuary; the God of Israel-He is the one who gives power and strength to His people. Blessed be God!
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight.
so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ,
filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God.
The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.
The Lord said to him, Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the Lord?
You gave me life and faithful love, and your care has guided my life.
I Timothy 1:12
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength to do His work. He considered me trustworthy and appointed me to serve Him.
Then, I posted my two memory verses for each month in one of that month’s Memoir Monday posts.
My spiral is stained and dog-eared. Not all the verses are completely and totally stamped in my memory. But each verse means much to me. Each verse speaks to me. Each verse has a thread running from it right on to the next verse and right on to the end. Each verse compelled me and called me and spoke life over my 2015.
I decided a good bit back, that at the end of the year, I wanted to gather all my verses together here.
If you have a few minutes, leave me a comment and tell me if any of these verses are special to you. And tell me if you have a current Bible study or Bible study plan you are working on!
I love how God’s Word is for all and how a verse can mean so much to me and someone else can cling to the same verse for a completely different reason or season of life.
Did you join in SSMT? I’d love to know.
My spiral isn’t going by the wayside just because it’s now 2016. I want to get some of these last verses memorized more fully. I’ll jot some more verses in it. I’ll get it a little more dog-eared.
I’m so grateful for the Word.
I’ll continue to pen a few things into my Gratitude Journal each day. Some days I don’t get it done, but when I pick it up again, I just fill it in and catch up.
I’m planning to start the Open Your Bible Study January 7th. Go over here to the Lifeway Women Blog for details about joining in for this study and to enter your name and email to receive a reminder each week about the next session.