Hello friend, I want to inspire you with 10 verses that I have found very impactful in my Christian life. Ultimately, I feel these verses have changed the course of my life. Also, they keep me on course when I begin to lose my way.
1| Psalms 118:5-7
5 When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord;
he brought me into a spacious place.
6 The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?
7 The Lord is with me; he is my helper.
I look in triumph on my enemies.
Now, this verse has impacted me from a young age. I looked up to it during times of hardship and of plenty. No doubt this verse has pulled me out of many difficult times in my life. Look at this verse and know the King of Kings is fighting for you not against you!
2| Jeremiah 17:9-10
9 The heart is deceitful above all things
and beyond cure.
Who can understand it?
10 “I the Lord search the heart
and examine the mind,
to reward each person according to their conduct,
according to what their deeds deserve.”
Powerful. God judges us by our heart. In fact He is the only one who knows our heart in this Christian life. Moreover, our salvation is based on one’s heart, keep your heart pure, and you too will be pure.
— Ambition2Empowerment (@2Empowerment) February 4, 2017
3| James 1:19-21
19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
Similarly to the first verse, the whole book of James has had a great impact on my Christian life. This verse, however, has changed my everyday actions. Whenever frustration gets the best of you, remember, God gave you two ears and one mouth for a reason. First and foremost, listen before you speak. Listening will not only help you in arguments but in life as well!
4| 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Awe yes, the love verse. Arguably, it is the most used in marriage yet can be applied every day to everyone. Therefore, it should always stay present in our minds. Try replacing the word “you” with the word “I” and then apply it.
5| Romans 12:17-21
17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
All things considered, this verse sums up how we should treat others in our Christian life. Regrettably, most do not live by this verse when it comes to dealing with an adversary. Still, we need to apply this to everyone.
6| Ephesians 2:10
10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Above all, God shaped us individually to fulfill a specific purpose during our lifetime. Now, this is a powerful testimony to our Creator. For this reason, it is easy for me to wake up in the morning and purse the day.
7| Hebrews 12:11-13
11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. 13 “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.
Discipline, no one enjoys it, yet it is critical to creating a well-balanced and effective life. Also, discipline and mental toughness can create abundance in your life because they lead to the formation of habits. This verse consistently reminds me of that fact.
— Ambition2Empowerment (@2Empowerment) November 8, 2016
8| Matthew 7:16-20
16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
A mentor of mine told me the best way to distinguish two parties is by the fruit they produce. For example, if a marriage lasts for 15+ years, that would be good fruit to prove they know a thing or two about marriage. Look at the fruit before you look at the offer or action.
9| 1 Timothy 6:11
11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.
Man of God, a very sought after title. All in all, this verse sums up the ambitions of my heart. Above all else, these virtues exemplify what it means to be a true man. To me, a real man is one who is kind and gentle, yet robust enough to protect the ones he loves.
10| Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
The fruit of the spirit show what traits to look for in a spirit-filled individual. Therefore, I too should set my aim toward these virtues. You can always tell a man by the fruit he bears, and I pray my fruit can represent Christ. Christian life is more than just a religion it’s a relationship turned into a lifestyle.
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