Crown Tip Thursdays, what works for me as I dive deeper into my walk with Jesus!
Today's topic is: What is Your Life Verse?
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Joshua 1:8
When I began the membership process at my church, New Community Bible Fellowship, one of the first "assignments" was to memorize our life verse. What is a life verse? It is a portion of scripture that speaks directly to you. The life verse ministers to you each and every time you come across it and it feels like God wrote those specific words with you in mind.
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My life verse is Romans 8:1
Therefore there is now no condemnation [no guilty verdict, no punishment] for those who are in Christ Jesus [who believe in Him as personal Lord and Savior].
I chose this because I experienced a lot of shame and guilt when I became an unwed single mother just before my 21st birthday. Although I was a believer, I was convinced that God didn't want anything to do with me. When I was given this task some years later, I knew that Romans 8:1 had to be my life verse. It would be my weapon to fight every accusation that the enemy attempted, and still, attempts, to send my way.
As I am spending more time with the Lord, I am realizing that I need to have an arsenal of life verses. I need to be able to pull one out of my quiver at a moment's notice. Life Verses can also be used during your prayer time. Honestly, there are no limits.
- Begin to think of that one scripture that embodies your coming into the faith. Maybe it's Romans 8:1, or John 3:16, or maybe even Romans 5:8. But only choose one to begin with.
- Commit that verse to memory. I have a deck of index cards that are bound together. I write one scripture out and recite it until I know it word for word. You can even choose to write it out a few times. Do whatever fits your learning style. There are also bible memorization apps that could help you!
- Once you have remembered your first life verse, begin to add and memorize verses for areas that you struggle with or verses that give you a gentle reminder of God's heart for you.