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).

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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!



4 comments:

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!!
xxx

Rubies Like Ruth said...

@Kelly

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
www.52weeks52verses.blogspot.com
www.rubieslikeruth.blogspot.com

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...

@Amy

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

~Ana Renee
www.52weeks52verses.blogspot.com
www.rubieslikeruth.blogspot.com