Friday, March 1, 2013

Week 9 of 52!

“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;” Colossians 3:23

This is a verse that I memorized when younger, but as time has waned, only had it “half-way” memorized. As I meditated on this verse, I began to realize that I have never fully embraced the meaning of this verse. I always thought of the “doing it heartily” part, but that is not the whole. As believers, our tasks should be done “as to the Lord.” That means that when I unload the dishwasher, I am not doing it for Mom; I am doing it for the Lord. When I rebel against helping my sister make her bed, my attitude isn’t against her but against the Lord. This puts a new perspective on my work. I should view every task as an opportunity to show my love and obedience to Christ (John 14:15).

What is your verse this week?
Has it spoken to you in a new way?
This is our last verse for February – if you have time, please consider updating us with all of your February verses!


Kelly said...

My verse for this week is from Proverbs chapter four verse twenty three.

“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.”

And as I failed to post my verse for last week which was Jeremiah 31:3, here it is - “I have loved you with an everlasting love.”

I love these two verses!!

Rubies Like Ruth said...


I like your verse selection. As I think about it, both of those verses are wonderful for us single women to cling to. Proverbs 4:23 challenges us to keep our hearts from wandering and Jeremiah 31:3 reminds us that NO love is as great as our heavenly Father's love!

Thank you for sharing with us.

~Ana Renee

Amy said...

Week 5:
Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.
Proverbs 10:12

Week 6:
The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”
Isaiah 40:8

Week 7:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Week 8:
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But be brave! I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33

Week 9:
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Colossians 3:12-14

Rubies Like Ruth said...


Thanks for sharing all of your verses! :) I really like your selection - many verses that show us how to live Godly lives!

~Ana Renee