I’ve talked before about needing to change your inner voice in order to make a healthy habit stick for good. I have found myself needing to reinforce this in myself, so I came up with a list of five Bible verses to memorize for to combat those times where I am not happy with where I am. Because sometimes all the goals in the world can’t make me like myself.
I make bad decisions, fall flat on my face, and sometimes just flat out ignore what I know is right. If I take the time to dwell on this, I have a full fledged pity party in no time. How’s that for transparent?
The good news is, I know that this is not the way my God sees me. He sees me through the lens of Christ, His precious, perfect Son. He values my life not because it is important for any worldly milestones, but because it was bought and paid for by my Lord, His Son, the spotless Lamb. I really should be focusing on what He has to say about me. So I went looking to see what His Word said.
“The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” – Jeremiah 31:3
If He has loved me with an everlasting love, I think I can manage a few years here.
“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.” – Colossians 1:12-14
He has delivered me from powers of darkness, I should live my life in continual gratitude. I’ve seen what the powers of darkness can do to a life. I am eternally grateful to Him, my thought life should reflect that. Not only has He saved me from darkness, but He has forgiven my sins. Oh mama.
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” – Philippians 4:13
Yes, yes I can. Although I do try to leave out the two most important words of this verse more often than I’d like to admit.
“And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” – 2 Corinthians 6:18
Daughter of the Lord Almighty? Humbling.
“I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.” – 2 Samuel 22:4
While I’m thankful to be unaware of physical enemies in my life, I am fully aware of the spiritual Enemy that seeks to destroy anything that belongs to the One Most High. This is why I must call on the name of Christ, He is worthy of any and all praise my lips shall sing.
This week, I intend to meditate on these scriptures to internalize the hope, promise, and the joy that comes from serving a lord called Christ. He is worthy of my praise, and through Him, and only through Him, I am worthy.