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Thursday, January 16, 2014

My Favorite Verse.

Let me just start by saying I have many fav scriptures! One I've held most all my life is Philippians 4:13. The Message version reads, "Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One Who makes me who I am." That verse has gave me hope in so many situations I've faced since I was a teenager. God is able & because I am His child through Jesus Christ, He enables me to make it through ANYTHING! What a promise! :)

I would have to say that for this season in life though, my favorite verse would be Ephesians 3:20. From the New Life Translation, "Now, all glory to God, Who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think." In the Message version, it says God can do more than I could imagine or ask or guess even in my wildest dreams! Isn't that awesome?! :) Let's break this verse down...stick with me for just a minute...

First, anything done in God's magnitude can give glory ONLY to God as it is something that humanly we couldn't have done if we tried.

Second, God is able. Do you realize just how powerful that statement is?? God can do ANYTHING. Just like in my life verse. God isn't restrained by limits, especially our limits. We can't put Him in our favorite box. He's bigger & greater & stronger than any other! And that power, if we have received Jesus in our hearts, is in us! Can you believe this?! :) Again, like my life verse...I can do anything when God is doing it through me. WAHOO! :)

Third, I've experienced this part of the verse in 2013. See, in 2012, I had a year from the pit. It started with my grandma passing away on January 8th & just snowballed from there. My husband left me closer to the end of that year (this was the last time he left...we had many times of him leaving & coming back!) & that separation lasted 2-3 months. But then...that's a favorite PHRASE of mine! But then, God caused a miracle. In the first week of January in 2013, He changed my husband's heart. My husband came home & worked ALL YEAR on our marriage & family. I couldn't have asked God for this in a husband if I tried! Kima has worked hard at what's hard in our marriage. He's replaced same-ol-ways with new-Christlike ways! :) It's been awesome & God can be the ONLY One to receive glory! :) Do we still struggle?? Yes! Just like any couple. BUT, God is Head of our marriage & family now, & that in itself makes ALL the difference.

So, now I ask you...what's your favorite verse/quote/song?? Something that's seen you through some really hard times or some really great ones. Please share in the comments as I'm sure your story can help someone in a similar situation that can't find the strength to share right now. ;)

Lots of love,
Jenn

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6 comments:

  1. Praise God for you and your husband! What an awesome testimony. Thank you for sharing. Praying for you as you begin your journey of Made To Crave.
    Blessings,
    Denise OBS Small Group Leader & Blog Hop Team

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    1. Thanks Denise! :) It's been an awesome journey so far & it's only the first week! :)

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  2. That is so awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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    1. Thanks Erica! Thank you for stopping by mine as well. :)

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  3. What wonderful verses! I love how you broke them out. I'm so happy that your marriage is on the mend. I am sorry to hear about your Grandma. My grandad died about the same time actually and it was very tough. Still miss him.

    My ALWAYS favorite verse is 1 Thes 4:16 "Be joyful always." But a verse that's gotten me thru some pretty tough times is Philippians 4:6 & 7 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

    And lastly... Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog! God Bless

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    1. Thanks Sarah! :) I'm happy as well about my marriage & yes, I still miss my memaw. My hubby got me a locket for our 1 year anniversary (one very good moment out of the tough 2 years) that has her younger pic & a pic of just before she got sick with Alzheimers in it. :) I wear it almost daily.

      Love those verses as well. :) And thank you for visiting my blog too. :)

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