19 Bible Verses That Have Shaped Me Into Who I Am Today

19 Bible Verses That Have Shaped Me Into Who I Am Today

God's words can change you life. Here are a few that have changed mine.

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This past week, I celebrated my nineteenth birthday. It is not an extremely significant birthday in the eyes of most, but it marks another year of growth and wisdom in my life. With each year I often notice a difference in my relationship with God. Some years, it has been strengthened; other years, it has shown a need for improvement. Regardless, He has always been present, remaining in my life as a voice of hope, wisdom, guidance, and so much more. As difficult as it was to narrow this list down, these are words I find myself reaching for as I take each step in my daily life:

1. 1 Peter 5:7

"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."

2. Proverbs 16:3

"Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established."

3. Psalm 66:16

"Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me."

4. James 1:2-3

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance."

5. Habakkuk 1:5

"Look at the nations and watch - be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told."

6. Matthew 5:41

"If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles."

7. Mark 4:40

"He said to his disciples, 'Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?'"

Hebrews 11:1

"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen."

9. Psalms 19:14

"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer."

10. 2 Corinthians 5:7

"For we live by faith, not by sight."

11. Hebrews 6:15

"And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised."

12. Luke 6:42

"How can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me take that speck out of your eye,' when you yourself fail to see the plank in you own eye?"

13. Ecclesiastes 2:21

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens."

14. Isaiah 54:10

"'Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,' says the Lord who has compassion on you."

15. Luke 1:45

"Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!"

16. Psalm 46:5

"God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day."

17. Romans 8:38-39

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

18. Philippians 4: 8

"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things."

19. Proverbs 31:26

"She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue."

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A Letter From God To Help You Finish The Semester

God sees your struggles and He's here to give you strength and motivation.
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My Child,

The lack of motivation towards the end of the semester is normal. You are mentally and physically tired, but you are almost at the end. Don’t stop walking down the perfect path I have for you. When you’re going along and you come upon a speedbump, I want you to go over it and keep driving. The paper you have to write and the test you have to study for are just small speedbumps I have given you to make you wiser. You can write that paper and you can gain motivation to study for that test. I am here to give you strength, and am here to open up your mind and give you motivation.

You are so loved. You have such a beautiful mind. The light of Jesus shines through your eyes and your smile brings comfort to the world. There’ll be times you feel like you’re carrying a heavy load. There’ll be times you feel like the task I have given you is impossible to perform. But remember this: I would never put anything upon your shoulders that you cannot carry. If I put you in a certain situation, it’s because I know you are strong enough to go through it.

When you feel like crying, cry to me. When you feel like a failure, remember how much I love you. You are not a failure and you are not going to give up. I will hold your hand through every second of your life. I will seek your heart through your darkest moments. I see you, I see your heart, and I see your burdens. And remember that I have your heart which means I also have your burdens. Follow my footsteps and you will be free from the doubt. Remember Mark 4:40-41: “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” I have the power to calm any storm and wave. I have the power to calm YOUR storms and waves. Set your doubt, anger, and tiredness in my hands and simply be patient.

Romans 8:14-15 says,“For those who are led by the spirit of God are the children of God. The spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again, rather the spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.” Nothing can separate you from my love. Not even your lack of motivation. You have no motivation because you do not feel good enough. You are more than good enough. You were perfectly made by me and when I look down at you, I think of how proud I am of your heart.

Throughout the last few weeks of this semester, you will stumble upon speedbumps. But hold the hand of my son Jesus and you will be able to go over that speedbump with ease. Go write that paper, go study for that test, and go get an A in that class. I know you can because I have given you power.

Love,

God

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Where Is The Good In Good Friday?

The million dollar question: why is it called Good Friday if what happened to Jesus on this day was so gruesome?

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The name of this holiday and what happened on this day all those years ago just don't seem to add up. Jesus was beaten, mocked, and scorned. He hung on a cross with nails driven through his hands and his feet. He had to struggle for every breath of air up until his last one. This doesn't seem to fit our definition of good, So why do we call it Good Friday?

Perhaps the reason for the name of this day is not because what Jesus had to go through was good, but because what was to come was. When Jesus died on the cross, nobody who loved Jesus at that time perceived that moment as good. There was so much sorrow and hurt and darkness literally fell over the earth. They had no idea that on the third day Jesus would conquer death and raise from the dead.

Good Friday is good in the eyes of Christians because without that gruesome death Jesus went through on the cross, we would never be able to experience life with Him. When Christ died, the veil of the temple was torn in two, thus erasing the separation between God and man. We wouldn't have His holy spirit living inside of us without His death.

Another reason Good Friday is good is because His death had to occur in order for the resurrection to happen. The resurrection happened on the third day, the day we also know as Easter. This is a day of great celebration because we perceive the fact that Jesus defeated death and came back to life as a good thing. It makes you wonder why it's not called "Good Sunday". This celebrated resurrection could not have happened without the gruesome death, which Jesus knew as He was hanging on that cross.

While it's difficult to give a definitive answer to the question of why Good Friday is, in fact, good, I hope this provides a little bit of perspective. On this day, let's remember Jesus' death and celebrate because of what it means. When Jesus died, so did our sin and shame, but unlike Jesus, they did not come back to life. The death of Jesus means the death of sin and the death of the shame that accompanies it.

Let's celebrate Jesus and that good news on this Good Friday!

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