I find Psalms fascinating. I wonder if David was bipolar or should’ve been on some kind of medication. He’s on top of the world in one verse and a few sentences later in the depths of despair.
But David understood something.
And because of this his heart was steadfast.
Ever wonder what an expat does all day? Here’s a day in my life:
For at least a decade and a half my life verse has been Philippians 2:5.
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.
I recently wrote that this verse became my mantra, my guide, my measuring stick. What should I do in this situation? Whatever Jesus would do. (And no, I don’t have one of those bracelets.)
But this verse also became a chain around my neck. I know better than to [snap at my husband or gossip or complain or…]. My attitude should be the same as Christ Jesus! What’s wrong with me? I have to work harder to be better.
Leviticus isn’t my favorite book of the Bible to read. It’s a close second to Numbers with all its so-and-so was the father of this other guy who also had sons. But in Leviticus its the size and make up of curtains and boxes and lamp stands and lots of dead animals and their blood.
Generally speaking I’m not a fan of gore. My husband has to tell me when to look after something gruesome stays on the TV screen for more than split second. It makes me feel queasy. And it stays in my brain for a long time and will show up in my dreams.
So naturally, I skim those parts with all the animal killing.
But there is beauty even in something so ugly.
My favorite verse is Philippians 2:5 which says that my attitude should be the same as Jesus.
That just sums it up for me. It’s my mission statement. It’s what I strive for every day. Because if my attitude is the same as Jesus, then I am being obedient to the Spirit just as he was. If my attitude is the same as Jesus, I am being loving and kind. If my attitude is the same as Jesus, I am abiding in him.
But, I want to hear from you! What is your life verse? Why?