| My mother gave me the bible that I still use today, over 35 years ago now.
In this chapter I will share with you some of my personal favorite bible scriptures, only those that have helped to keep me encouraged through out my life time. My bible is just like I am so old that it's falling apart haha. However my bible is well studied, underlined and highlighted in almost any color that you can think of I do enjoy using my bible and not just reading it. Maybe some of my favorite bible passages will be a sores of strength and encouragement to my readers as well, plus bring glory to God. the only problem I see now is trying to decide what bible scriptures of all my favorites, do I want to use. With God's help I am sure to choose the best verses for this chapter. A number of my very favorite verses will also have a explanation of why they are a favorite and how each one has been an influence on my life. So come along for the ride, find out more about me and God.
,Favorite Bible Scriptures Below : BOOK : CHAPTER : VERSE
# ( 1 ) John / 15: 12 , This is my commandment, that ye love one another as, I have loved you.
# (1a) John / 15: 13, Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Jesus himself promises those of us who put other peoples needs first will, have a happy life. In John / 15: 11 , our Lord said this. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
No human can stay happy all the time and if anyone claims it's possible they lie.
However for the most part our Lord's promise has been proven to be very true my whole life long. I have noticed over time that I am at my happiest when, I am giving something to a person that I love or even a new friend that I have just met recently but care about for some very special reason.
I use to believe for many years that, laying down your life for friends means only being willing to die for friends and I am sure that sometimes if a situation is dangerous enough a true friend might indeed show the greatest possible exsperessipn of his love. Jesus is the greatest friend we could ever have because he showed his great love and laid down his life for the whole human race. We are his friends and, I sure do thank God for the blessings of his eternal friendship.
The laying down of a persons life for his or her friends, does not always have to include death. Every single time that we do anything to help a friend we lay down a part of our life that's done into eternity and we can never get the time back. When I think about these verses in those terms I just can not help but wonder sometimes how much time I have left in my life on this earth , to love my friends before I die, how many new friends will I meet to help make a difference in their lives.
My pastor and friend preached a neat message about this same subject a little while back and it has made such a big impression on me that I will probably never forget the words of our God, that he spoke on that special Sunday morning, see pastor I do listen, plus I love you and I will for all eternity.
Now my readers can understand why these verses mean so much to me but I hope that you did enjoy reading this and it wasn't so long that you became bored with it. I would not want to do that to my readers at all. I will be adding more of my favorite verses as this chapter continues but talk so much about most of them in the future I promise you that.
# ( 2 ) Pslams / 37 : 4, Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart
This verse is a promise of God's too. If we give the Lord ( TOP DOG ) Priority in our lives he will in return honor us with some or maybe all of are heart felt desires. I Believe the rewards or ( Blessings ) that we do not receive now here on earth will be waiting for us in heaven. There is nothing in God's promise here that, would require him to reward us here on earth but, he often does just exactly that. For the Christians who stay the most loyal to the Lord.
I am by far not a perfect example of a Christian and maybe not even one of the Lord's very best, or at least I don't think so. But by God's grace and mercy over my lifetime I've probably been blessed much more then I deserve. I say that because so far every mayor goal that I have set for mysef the Lord has helped me to complete and I have personally seen my God do, very special things in my life and now I just can not wait to see what happens with my book, if my God puts his blessings upon this effort. I have no doubt the desire to be a published author probably came from the good Lord myself and, if I am right he has given me all the talents and ability I need to achieve yet still another amazing goal in my life. God loves me and I know it, he almost always takes whatever seems to be impossible and makes that very thing possible for me. God can and he will do the same for you just trust him..
# ( 3 ) Pslams / 37 : 5 , Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
Any person that commits themselves to living the life of a born again Christian and closely follows God's words in The Holy Bible, those people now have God given right to put a claim in on that promise of God's. Claiming this very promise I started asking my Lord to help me find that one very special woman who would be willing to get married and become my wife. After several years of praying in God's own time he did answer my prayer. The Lord found a way to bring it to pass. Just as his word The Holy Bible said he would do
# ( 4 ) Romans / 8 : 28 , And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
I often think of this verse when I get very depressed and feeling like I just can not handle one bad thing in my life, or another day of living my life in this wheelchair.
This verse reminds me God is in control of everything I face, good or bad, they both have a very special purpose. The Lord puts it all together like one very big jig saw puzzle but we gain the advantage because God can turn bad things into good, in the end. however the Lord only promises to do this for those Christians who love their God. And at times he does call for some Christians to suffer for a special purpose
# ( 5 ) Pslams ./ 46 : 10, Be still, and know that I am God: , This verse is very sweet and simple. God's telling us to be patient in times of trouble and trust God to handle things for you, whatever your situation.
# ( 6 ) Isaiah / 41 : 10, Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
God says not to fear, I am with you and don't lose your courage or resolution because of alarm or fear.
When a person becomes this scared or ( Dismayed ) it often brings depression. Of witch there's no reason for because, God promises to give you strength and hold you up with his very strong and righteous right hand.
# ( 7 ) Philippians / 4 : 6, Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
here God is saying don't worry about anything just pray and tell God what your needs are. It is so hard for people not to worry but this verse does work when used.A
# ( 8 ) Matthew / 10 : 29 , Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your father.
This verse lets us know that, nothing not even the smallest bird can fall from the sky without the notice of our father, God.
# ( 9 ) Matthew / 10 : 30 , But the very hairs of your head are all numbered, God in this verse lets us know just how deeply detailed that his love is for people, especially those who love him.
# ( 10 ) Matthew / 10 : 31 , Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows
Tis new chapter is still a mayor work in progress but I started you off Iwith something interesting to read and to think about I hope.