Life Verses to Share with Others

By September 6, 2010Jonah, Misc

During out fifth week of the Jonah study, author Priscilla Shirer suggests that we have our own personal list of scripture verses for witnessing to others. One of the best scripture verses to witness with is your life verse, a verse that is simply so powerful and of such magnitude in your life that it centers your heart on the Word of God. A life verse will find you, a gift or a whisper from God at a time when you need it most. Please share your special life verses with the other women in this study, along with the story of how it became your life verse.

How I Found My Life Verse

I was a new believer and attending a womens bible study at church. During this time my daughter was being evaluated for a medical condition and my 7-year old just had her brain scanned. To say I was terrified is an understatement. As an immature believer, I only knew to turn to the bible, place my hands on top, and beg pray to God “please Lord, show me your word and speak to me in the verses. Give me strength as I face the doctor appointment today.” I opened the bible and my hands were sitting on Deuteronomy 6:5 “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” I knew the women were praying for us at the morning bible study as I sat at the doctor’s office with my husband and daughter.

Waiting for the results of the exam, I saw a television and a stack of videos that our doctor had recorded. A video with the words “Spirituality and the Brain” captured my attention since I was exploring the bible in my church study. Inserting the video, I soon heard the doctor say these words “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” A ray of goosebumps covered my body head to toe, as I sat in awe and amazement. God was present and God was real, alive and in the doctors office with me right then. I knew that no matter the outcome of the diagnosis, God was going to be my strength. My daughter was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome (high-functioning autism) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and we had a long journey ahead. The doctor who diagnosed her is named Dr. Amen. Only God alone could have selected that doctor, that video on the shelf and that life verse. I went home and accepted the holy spirit into my heart and never looked back.

After this became my life verse, I could not remember it! I carried a copy in my handbag, pasted a copy on the bathroom mirror and had a framed copy on my desk. Still, I had trouble remembering the exact words and the reference location of the verse. On day sitting in carpool, I was again praying and digging through the bible when I saw myself in Deuteronomy 11:18. As I read this verse a brick seemed to hit my head and I got the message: I could remember my life verse if I made jewelry with the words on it. So my second life verse became “Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.” And I started making jewelry with life verses on it.

Do you have a life verse? Please share your story below.

Author Christine Abraham

Founder and Ministry Director of the Womens Bible Cafe™ since 2009, Christine has led 60+ online Bible Studies for women. She completed a Graduate of Biblical Studies from Liberty University. She's an inspired writer, Amazon Top Reviewer and Blogger at LifeVerse Books.com Follow on Facebook

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  • Joeanna says:

    Isaiah 54
    4 “Fear not; you will no longer live in shame.  Don’t be afraid; there is no more disgrace for you.You will no longer remember the shame of your youth  and the sorrows of widowhood. 5 For your Creator will be your husband;  the Lord of Heaven’s Armies is his name!He is your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel,  the God of all the earth

    • Joeanna says:

      When my ex-husband ran out on us this was the verse that the Lord would always give me.
      It made me feel so safe and it made me understand who God was going to be in my life as I started to walk thru the storm with him.
      At work I always become friends with a single mom like me and I share how he is our Husband, I tell them about all the miraccles He has done in my life..until I gain their trust they will never receive the story of His redemption for us.. :..)

  • Sue Schwendemann says:

    Christine,

    Yes, Christine, I have a life verse. You my friend grace me with it as a gift on Aug. 17, 2010 during the Ruth study. Some day I still wear my life verse proudly. The verse is froom Job 11:15….. You will lift up your face without shame you will stand firm without fear. Blessing to you. And thanks again.

  • Bob says:

    Great verse for your life!!

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