Friday, January 23, 2015

27 Verses

It's my birthday! Woot woot!

Last year I did 26 bits, which developed into Biweekly Bits of wisdom that I've been sharing for the past year. For this year, I wanted to do another birthday post, so I decided on 27 verses!

The title is really self-explanatory. For my birthday this year, I've decided to share with you 27 of my favourite Bible verses in pictures! (Feel free to download the ones you like. I made them the right size for facebook/IG.)

These are verses that have challenged me and encouraged me, verses that remind me of who I am and tell me who God is, verses that help me to grow in my walk with Christ.

[Disclaimer: there are a LOT of images in this post, so it may take a while to load!]

Okay, here goes!
That's right, my WHOLE heart.

Psalm 27 - Coincidentally, this is one of my favourite psalms ever! (Can we call it my golden psalm since I'm 27 today?) I really love the entire thing, but instead of making it one big "verse", I've chosen a couple of verses that I love to reflect on.

Oh to see the beauty of the Lord!
And to see this beauty, I seek His face.

God is sovereign over all on the earth and above the earth and under the earth. These next few verses always remind be of both the bigness and the greatness of the God that I serve, and how deserving God is of my devotion.

For the times when I try to make God less than anything in life.

God loves us and calls us as His children. And so we are.

Jesus! The Word made flesh.

People knock the Old Testament, but there is so much wisdom in these books. We learn much about the character of God and the nature of man. We are inspired (or cautioned) by the lives of the people whose stories are told in these books.

Something about this verse just makes me stop and reflect every time I read it.
There is rest in walking in the good way.

Justice. Kindness. Humility. That's what God requires of us.

The Bible also gives us instructions for how to live life as a follower of Christ, both by the example of the men and women who lived in those days, and by the instruction given to God's people by His chosen ones. Here are a few verses that remind me what is important in life.

Hosea is one of my absolute FAVOURITE books of the Bible.
This story of God's redeeming love reminds me of His power and sovereignty

Paul's letters provide so much insight into the Christian walk and the life of the church. We look to his letters for instruction, inspiration, and explanation when it comes to living life in Christ. The next few verses are those from Paul's letters which have stuck out to me the most.

This verse gets me every time: the power of His resurrection and the sharing of His sufferings.

I always say to myself, "Let your words be seasoned with salt, in case you have to eat them."
This is actually part of a much longer section on the marks of the true Christian
(but I ran out of space, lol).

Of course I could not share my fave verses without sharing the ones that have encouraged me time and again. These verses tell of God's promises and His faithfulness to His people.

For the days when I may be losing heart.

It's so interesting that Jesus tells us that we can have peace in Him,
and then that we will face persecution in the world 

Job's story has always inspired me, and reminded me that no purpose of the Lord can be shaken off course

What are some of your favourite verses? Share them in the comments below! And if one of yours is here, feel free to download the graphic!

Be blessed and shine!

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