I'm linking up to Cindy's challenge to share my favorite Bible verse. That is such a difficult challenge. There are many verses of Scripture I could list. God' s Word is my lifeline, my strength, my food. It quenches my thirst, comforts me, guides me, counsels me, and daily
intrigues me anew.
In Judaism, we read the Torah through every year. I never fail to be amazed that I can read a passage over and over again, and still learn something new. I also read the book of Proverbs monthly, reading the chapter that corresponds to the day. In example, today I read Proverb 15. Today the first verse jumped out at me, and spoke, "Share this with her." I had been talking with someone about how important our tone and facial expressions are when speaking. G-od's Word is alive!!!
But I digress! Back to my "favorite" verse:
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside the still waters
He restores my soul.
Does your soul ever need restoring? Mine does. The pressures of daily life can wear me out. I need time in nature (green pastures) and to sit by the water. Being still, watching birds and butterflies, listening to the wind in the tress, looking at the river or a pond calms me down and enables me to hear G-d's voice again. This is one of the places I go to be still and be restored.
This spot is on the Indian River in Brevard County, Florida, near where I live. When I can't visit there, I sit on my patio and look at the pond my dear, sweet husband made for me. He knows how I need still waters.
A part of being restored is feeding on the green pastures. No, not grass, silly! That's what sheep eat. My green pastures are G-od's Holy Scriptures. I read His Word, and meditate on it as I sit still in the wonders of His beautiful creation. Soon, I hear His tender, sweet voice and my soul leaps with joy. My fellowship with Him is so sweet, I don't want to leave. I walk away encouraged, strengthened and at peace.
If you've never tried being still by the water, reading the Scriptures, and listening to G-d's voice, please try it. I know you will be blessed and restored.
I hope you'll visit Cindy's blog and read other's favorite verses.