It’s that time of month again, time to share some of the verses the Lord has placed on my heart recently. I hope you find them to be encouraging and let me know in the comments if you would like to see more of these type of posts. And without further adieu….
“The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”
I LOVE these verses. The LORD gave this blessing to the leaders of Israel to speak over the Israelites to bless them. These verses just remind me of the blessings that the Lord overflows into our lives, even though sometimes they might be hard for us to see.
I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.
Just like God redeemed Israel from the hands of her enemies, Christ redeemed us on the cross. This is such an important sacrifice and we need to remember it every single day. I love the way this verse describes God’s mercy and grace. He has swept away our offenses.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
This month, the Lord has been giving me many different verses to focus on. As I’ve seen more darkness enter the world this month (especially through movies), God placed this verse on my heart. As a follower of Christ, I know that it is extremely important to keep my heart on God, the One who makes things pure.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
This is another very important part of our walks with the Lord. Jesus spoke a lot about being humble and a servant, which means that we should be striving to be humble. After all, the Lord must become greater and we must become less (John 3:30).
1 Peter 1:8
Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,
God fills us with joy. Beautiful, glorious joy.
The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.
This verse is great for anyone who needs to focus on God’s peace and strength. I love to reflect on this verse whenever I need to make decisions or whenever I start worrying about things. God’s peace is indescribable and perfect.
being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
I want to finish this month’s verses off with this beauty. When Paul wrote to the Philippians, He reminded them that the Lord would carry on to completion the work that He began through them. Be confident that the Lord is working in you and sanctifying you. If you ever feel distant, open up to this verse and know that God is able.