Wednesday, August 3, 2016

“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11 KJV).

Today’s Scripture is my “life-verse.” Christian friend, what is yours?

A “life-verse” is simply a Bible verse that briefly describes and plays an important role in your Christian life and ministry on a daily basis. It should be a verse that is dispensationally-handled (that is, one not ripped out of context). You can memorize it and summarize your life with it whenever someone asks.

I started using Isaiah 55:11 years ago as part of my email signature. That verse has constantly reminded me that, every time I send out a ministry email, a Bible study, or a word of counsel to an inquisitive mind, God’s Word is going forth and I need not worry about it being a waste of time. God’s Word will always prosper wherever He sends it. It will accomplish what He wants. I have done all I can in getting it out. His Word will take care of itself!

Some Christians have picked 1 Corinthians 15:58 as their life-verse: “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” Others have chosen Philippians 1:21: “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Still others have decided to take Titus 2:13: “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.” Joshua 24:15 is another popular life-verse: “…[A]s for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Other life-verses include—Romans 12:1, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, Proverbs 3:5-6, Acts 26:18, Isaiah 40:8, Hebrews 13:6, Psalm 118:8, and Psalm 27:1. (You can always choose Isaiah 55:11, too!)

Christian friend, with your life-verse in mind, you can conduct your Christian life with God’s insight in sight. It will encourage you immensely and serve as a reminder that with the power of God’s Word working in you who believe, your Christian walk will be pleasing to our Lord Jesus Christ! 🙂