Romans 12:12 {My Favorite Verse}

Romans 12:12 {My Favorite Verse}

Candace B

I am a proud wife and Mother! My hubby, Tyler, and I both attended Oklahoma Christian where our love grew! We got married, had two beautiful kiddos, our son Gunner and daughter Brooklyn, and we are living a truly blessed life! I am a Kindergarten teacher in the great state of Texas and most importantly a Christian. I strive daily to keep God #1 because he is the reason I have all the amazing blessings, I give him all the praise!
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My Favorite Verse

Romans 12:12 (NIV) “Rejoice in hope, [be] patient in affliction, [be] faithful in prayer.” 

I think that as I have grown there have been different verses that “speak” to me or become my favorite verse. When I first became a Christian at twelve, I loved John 3:16:

“For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

I still enjoy this verse. There is something about it that speaks to the world and most people know this verse…which is AWESOME!

I believe there are times that you read the Bible and God speaks to you. Verses that you have read before suddenly have a whole new meaning. We know that God shows us these in times of need, or to get us prepared for something, or to show us someone we can bless with God’s love.

Romans 12:12 has been my favorite verse for about six years now. It reminds me, quite simply, what to focus on and to show Christ in ALL I say and do.

Rejoice in hope:

Hope is something wonderful to have in anything you do! I have been known as the eternal optimist, and I love that. Most importantly I have hope that stems from the life I live in Christ. I have hope, no matter what the cost, no matter how good or bad the situation is. As long as I have hope and faith in God, He will take care of whatever it may be.

Patient in affliction:

I don’t know about you, but this is something I have to pray for daily because I seem to never have enough! Kids, marriage, LIFE, there are so many stresses that require a constant need of patience. This portion of the verse is very powerful, because it shows me that I can show God’s love by being patient.  By being patient, it shows others that I am different, that I am set apart. Christ is shining through me.

Faithful in Prayer:

This should bring it home for all of us. How is your prayer life? I try my best to not only pray daily but have a constant communication with God because this is how we strengthen our relationship with God. How do you strengthen any relationship you have? As a wife, mother, and friend, I make a point to be a part of their life. I have communication with them on a daily basis to show that I love and care for that person.

My husband and I encourage our kids to pray for the sick, the good and bad situations, and also to pray for things that they might be struggling with, such as talking back or throwing a fit when they don’t get their way. When we bring it before God, we are putting our full faith in him that he will help us in whatever we need.

Contributing to the Needs of the Saints

Verse thirteen concludes by adding that Christians should be “contributing to the needs of the saints, [and] practicing hospitality.” I love that this verse solidifies what we have focused on. By focusing on others’ needs and showing love and care to everyone we encounter, we are given daily opportunities to demonstrate how we rejoice in hope, have patience in trials, and are faithful in prayer.

What a wonderful world it would be if we would facilitate love, patience, and hospitality to all we know! Let’s be prayerful and focus on these words that God has gracefully given to us and simply show more of God’s love to all we see.

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Isaiah 43: 18-19 {My Your Favorite Verse Series}

Isaiah 43: 18-19 {My Your Favorite Verse Series}

Kristi F

I am an Oklahoman by birth, a Texan by current living situation, but claim the world as my playground.I love to travel and hope to someday soon take our family on adventures to far off lands, where we can share God with others and experience all the wonders He has created.

I am a mother of 5 crazy, homeschooling children ages 10 & under, wife to an amazing man, and daughter of the King of the Universe!I enjoy reading, making my kids laugh, cooking, all things natural, learning to play guitar and dusting off my piano skills.One day I hope to run again, but until then I’m learning patience.
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Remember not the former things, nor consider

I love my happy place, being on top of the world, when all is well and Life is Good!  When I’ve just had my favorite meal and dessert, then get to spend fun time with dear friends or family!

Life, however, is a constant roller coaster ride, and times come when we are faced with unimaginable hurt or loss.  We all process hard times in different ways, and although there are some things we will never “get over” we still have to walk through them and press on.  [Philippians 3:13-14]

The scars we take with us are the tattoos of life.  These may be actual visible scars, or scars inside that are only shown to those whom we trust.  At some point, we get the opportunity to help someone else through their own hurt or loss and – because of our scars – we can testify of God’s grace and mercy.  [2 Corinthians 1:3-4]

As I get older, my life tattoos have accumulated.  Some have turned into gray hairs, wrinkles, and love handles.  They are a reminder that this world is not my home, but for now I am still here.  I don’t want to waste precious time re-living the past that I can’t change, or worrying about the future that I can’t control.  So this verse is often a reminder to me to keep trusting God, holding Jesus’ hand, and looking forward:

Isaiah 43: 18-19

Remember not the former things,

nor consider the things of old.

Behold, I am doing a new thing;

now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?

I will make a way in the wilderness

and rivers in the desert.

– Cae G.

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Isaiah 43: 18-19 {My Your Favorite Verse Series}

Matthew 6:33 {What’s Your Favorite Verse Series}

Britnie S

Hello!I grew up in sunny Southern California and made my way out to Oklahoma where I attended college.I met my amazing husband there, and the rest is history!We have 3 spirited kiddos, 2 fluffy poodles, and we worship 1 amazing God!We are a homeschooling family and we currently are living the small town life in Newcastle, Oklahoma. I love crafting, writing, and decorating on a dime!
Britnie S

SeekIt wasn’t until I became a mom that this verse really meant something to me. Like most moms, I worry and plan and plan and worry. My pastor once said, “The worries people carry on their backs feel like lead, but in reality they are light as feathers.” When our priority is to seek after our heavenly Father, how could our troubles be anything but light as air? This is the lens by which I view my life now. For every question that pops up, I start my day with Him, and delight in the promise of this verse.
~Dacia H.

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

Matthew 6:33

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Isaiah 43: 18-19 {My Your Favorite Verse Series}

Psalm 121:1-8 {What’s Your Favorite Verse Series}

Britnie S

Hello!I grew up in sunny Southern California and made my way out to Oklahoma where I attended college.I met my amazing husband there, and the rest is history!We have 3 spirited kiddos, 2 fluffy poodles, and we worship 1 amazing God!We are a homeschooling family and we currently are living the small town life in Newcastle, Oklahoma. I love crafting, writing, and decorating on a dime!
Britnie S

I lift up my eyes to the

These are my go to verses. Good days, bad days, happy, sad, completely stressed out…this is where I turn first. It’s like God’s hugging me. So many promises in eight short verses.
~Cynthia R.

Psalm 121:1-8        

1. I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?

2. My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

3. He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;

4. indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

5. The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;

6. the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.

7. The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;

8. the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

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