We would like to talk about our favorite Bible verses! Thousands of verses come to mind, but we’ll try to shorten it down to our top four life verses—one for each of us, and two to represent our blog.
Hannah – For several years now I’ve had a life verse that I hold near and dear to my heart, and quote pretty much on the daily (it’s also mounted on my wall in big letters, so, y’know, how’s that for a reminder? xD) Anyway, it’s Proverbs 31:25—“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she can laugh at the days to come.”
The whole chapter of Proverbs 31 is a great role model to follow, but personally I’ve always latched onto the idea of being known for strength and dignity. I want people to look at me and wonder how I got such confidence. And then I will be able to share with them the story of how God worked in my life. And the second part of the verse—“she can laugh at the days to come”—gives me peace in the light of the troublesome times ahead. Whether it be my own personal struggles, or the thought of the coming Tribulation for those who will be left behind, I find peace in Jesus, and this verse helps remind me of that.
Sarah – For me there are so many verses over my entire life so far that have just been like, “WOW!”, but it was not always like that. I used to wonder how the Scriptures could ever relate to where I am now, or where I was, but then sometimes all it takes is that one verse that God just shows you and you are literally just like… “wow.” That verse, for me was Isaiah 53:3-5, “He is despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.”
This was one of my many “wow” verses. Christ came here to earth to die and rise again, so that ANYONE can have this opportunity for eternal life. The fact that He took on all my mistakes, sin, and unworthiness just astounds me in so many ways. This was told so many years before Christ even came! Now, it has been fulfilled and we anxiously wait for His return one day. That is why I feel such a need, such a motivation to pursue living a Christ centered life, for all to see and to seek Him above anything, even though I fall and make mistakes. He is so much greater than all of it, and for that I could not even begin to thank Him enough. We are on this journey together as believers and it is a gift from above that I will cherish through the ups and the downs, because I know He will always be there with me through it all.
As for our blog, there are two verses that really describe the foundation of not only our ministry in this form, but also as it relates to us personally. The first verse is Esther 4:14, “…Who knows but that you have come to your [position] for such a time as this?” The phrase “for such a time as this” pops up a lot in our blog posts and our Instagram posts. We both believe that God created us for this generation, and placed us here with this opportunity in order to reach out to others our age.
Another foundational verse for us is Luke 12:48—“Everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required.” Another way to say this is, with great power comes great responsibility. 😉 God has given us this opportunity to have this platform, and we believe He has called us to step up to the plate, essentially. Much prayer and thought goes into each blog post, and we love all of our readers and followers, even if we don’t know who they are.
BONUS! So, we decided we just have to add another one of our “foundational” verses to this. That verse is Exodus 19:5, “Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine…” There are actually multiple places in the Old Testament where God refers to His children as His “peculiar treasures,” and we just think that it’s such a wonderful concept—that we are valuable treasures to Him, but also that we are “peculiar.” As in, not the same since we have joined His family. We are now set apart, to do His work.
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