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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Snippets: Searching the Scriptures...


Here I am in Oklahoma, with my awesome friend, Kimberly!! I am so excited about being able to visit with her for about 10 days...we are going to have a blast. :) Since we are together, and it is a Sunday, we thought it would be fun to write today's Sunday Snippet together! We'll be talking about some of our favorite verses/passages, and why they are special to us. Hope you all enjoy! (P.S. The initials delineate who is speaking. In case anyone was in the dark on that. ;)

M: Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

I love this verse because each description of The Lord is so applicable to our everyday lives. He is our Rock to stand on, our fortress to hide in when trouble comes, and our deliverer from temptation. He is the Great I Am! It's a very all-encompassing verse.

K: 2 Chronicles 14:11 And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee.

This verse reminds me of the absolute power and trustworthiness of the LORD. I turn to this verse when I feel like I'm facing a wall of trouble or fear or defeat, myself. I love resting in the boldness of this verse, and reiterating Asa's prayer for myself and my own battles. 

M: Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

When we are witnessing to others, whether a person on a bench in the park, or a neighbor we know well, God's Word is NEVER wasted. When you plant the seed of Scripture, it will accomplish what God wants it to, no matter whether you are eloquent or not! For me, this is encouraging when I feel like I "messed up" during a witnessing conversation. It's never a failure if the Word of God was presented!

K: Zechariah 4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

Hardly a day goes by when I don't need this reminder! Sometimes I deceive myself into thinking that I might be able to persuade somebody into Salvation or a specific conviction, or something like that, and this verse brings me back to the reality that I am nothing. God doesn't need me. I need Him. None of my fleshly efforts will work if His Spirit is not in it. 

M: Colossians 3:11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

This verse is special to me because it reiterates the principle that we are all one in Christ Jesus. Rich or poor, small or big, physical appearance doesn't matter...there are no social barriers within the family of God. It breaks down every wall of class and distinction that we as foolish men have built between ourselves. True Christianity unites men in one glorious purpose--to honor and serve their Creator.

K: Matthew 5:14-16 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

In this day and age, more wicked than any the earth has produced before, I find this increasingly applicable. Darkness is nothing; darkness is only an absence of light. It has to be pretty dark for one little candle to light up an entire house. The world is pretty dark today. Let us be candles, and together be cities. Let us not be afraid of being called out or held to a higher standard; let us use this opportunity to shine for Christ that they might glorify our Father in Heaven, as they might never do if it were any lighter out. 


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There are so many more verses we could have done...we cut it down for the sake of length. ;) What are some of your favorite passages? Leave a comment and let me know! Have a wonderful week!
Mykaela




2 comments:

  1. This was a neat idea! I love all of these verses! I love the one about God's Word not returning void. That's been a struggle in my life as of late, feeling that I can't share my faith in any way, for fear of messing it up. But as you said, God's Word won't return void!

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  2. Isn't it awesome to realize that we truly cannot "mess up" if we are sharing God's Word with a pure heart?? It's a winning situation every single time! :) What a great God we serve, who shows Himself strong in our great weakness. <3

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