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My Life Verse
I waited patiently for the Lord;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
3 He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord
and put their trust in him.
What is a life verse, anyway?
A life verse is a part of the Scriptures that can become a touchstone in your faith journey. It can illuminate, reassure, uplift, and energize us to live a life you’re called to live in Christ. Once you prayerfully pick out your life verse, you will probably start to see or hear it everywhere. That’s what happened to me–it was showing up in books, sermons, podcasts, and Bible studies.
It’s like a secret language between you and God.
Do you have a life verse?
A few years ago, after reading The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson, I decided to circle specific pieces of scripture in my Bible for myself, my husband, and each of our kids. God’s promises for our lives that I could pray over.
It took a while, but after a lot of prayer and searching, I came up with the perfect life verses for myself and for each of my people.
Why do YOU need a life verse?
- It will give you a specific way to pray for yourself, your husband, your kids, your home….
- It helps cast a vision for your life (or the life of the person you’re choosing the verse for)
- It helps to make the Bible personal–as if something that was written so long ago was written just for YOU.
How do you choose a life verse?
I started with prayer–asking God to lead me to exactly the right piece of scripture. Then I started thumbing through my Bible for pages with a lot of writing or where the pages were worn–because I thought maybe God had already shown me what I was looking for.
After that, I looked online for ideas–and that ended up being where I found most of my answers. I totally feel that God led me to each of these verses because they are perfectly suited for each of my guys.
Because my kids are young, I chose their verses for them–but if your kids are older, they might have some ideas of their own. I also picked a verse for our family as a whole. (I also picked out my husbands because, at the time, I didn’t think to ask him. Haha–but as it turns out, it’s perfect for him!)
Now for the good stuff–a FREE PRINTABLE!
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I created this printable for my family as a way to record all of our life verses in the same place. I keep it with my Bible so that when I’m praying, it’s right there! I’d love to share a blank copy with you–it’s all black and white, so you can color it in to your heart’s desire. After you sign up using your name and Email address, you’ll be sent a confirmation and once you confirm your Email address, a link to the download will be sent to you. Enjoy!
Let me know how you like it–Oh! and also–I’d love to hear what YOUR life verse would be!