October 9, 2008

9 on the 9th

I'm going to join Angela @ All that Naz, and play 9 on the 9th.

9 Bible verses written on index cards and mounted on my desk:

1. Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. - Proverbs 3:5-6 (AMP)

2. So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. - Colossians 2:6-7 (NIV)

3. One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock. - Psalm 27:4-5 (NIV)

4. Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is. - Ephesians 5:15-17 (NIV)

5. Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then will I be blameless,
innocent of great transgression. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. - Psalm 19:13-14 (NIV)

6. Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. - James 1:2-4 (NIV)

7. Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. - Colossians 3: 5, 8, 12, 14 (NIV)

But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. - James 3:17 (NIV)

9. Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. - Colossians 3:22-24


Angela Nazworth said...

Very, very good list...I need all these too. Thank you.

Kelly said...

Wonderful words! God is really speaking to me through that passage from James. Consider it pure joy . . .

Jill said...

I memorized and note-carded and prayed over #1 for over a year and then God sent my husband my way. My path and my plan was richly blessed.

much2ponder said...

These are all very good scriptures to keep close at hand and written on our hearts. As I read each one I was pleasantly surprised as over the years I have meditated on each one. Praise the Lord, his love endures forever. Tonight I am reminded of the fact that he sees the me that he created, not the one I have become on my own. God is good!

PS. I love reading your blog; it is one of my favorites:)