I turn to You…
I remember the speaker recited scripture then told us it was her life verse. Life verse? What is a life verse and where do you get one?
In meeting with privately I learned a life verse is simply a verse that resonates with what you believe your life’s purpose is. You simply pray, read the Word, and listen for the Spirit’s whisper. Since I wanted a life verse I begin to pray, read, and listen.
Shortly after committing my life to ministry I heard the whisper as I read Acts 20:24, “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” I was so excited!!! I had a life verse!! I wasn’t expecting to hear another whisper about another verse but I did.
I hear a whisper toward the conclusion of every year. In the whisper God indicates the verse He wants me to pay special attention to during the upcoming New Year. I call this verse my spotLight verse because His Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path (Psalm 119:105) and Jesus is the Light of the world (John 8:12).
The spotLight verse doesn’t supersede or negate my life verse. Just as a spotlight calls attention to something, a spotLight verse (a term I created) is God calling attention to, with His Light, an area of my life that needs strengthening and sharpening.
This year’s whisper came November 28th. My spotLight verse 2014 is:
“We [I] can say with confidence and a clear conscience that we have lived with a God-given holiness and sincerity in all our dealings. We [I] have depended on God’s grace, not on our own human wisdom. That is how we [I] have conducted ourselves before the world, and especially toward you [all].” 2 Corinthians 1:12 NLT (Emphasis mine)
I don’t know what 2014 has in store for me but I know that God is preparing me for it with this verse.
Have you considered asking for a life or spotLight verse? Pray, read His Word, and listen for the whisper.
Assumption: the power of supposing; to believe or assume something is true This definition is according to dictionary.com. The power of supposing can overpower us. Supposing can consume our responses, attitudes, and thoughts. For much of life I wasted time supposing. A few years ago I received some incredibly wise words concerning assumptions. Over time, […][Continue reading...]