We all need something to meditate on as we journey through this life. For me personally, nothing quite hits the spot like the wisdom and guidance found in the Bible.
These are my top three verses that I keep close, say frequently, and rely on to get me through each and every day. What we meditate on fills our hearts, and what overflows from our hearts is who and what we are.
2 Timothy 1:7 (AMP)
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].
I repeat this verse all most every day. It is the spirit that He has given me; a spirit of power when life throws near unhittable fastballs at me, a spirit of love when all I see around me is hate and chaos, a spirit of sound judgment when presented with decisions to make, and a spirit of personal discipline to remain balanced and calm along this journey through this life.
But the most impactful part of this verse for me is that I do not have a spirit of fear! It has no place in my life, my dreams, my future.
Philippians 4:6 (AMP)
Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God.
Lately, I’ve been discovering many people around me suffering from anxiety. Honestly, it is something I do not completely understand. I thank God that He is always faithful. He instructs us in this verse to not be anxious or worried about anything.
It also instructs us to make specific requests known to God. This has dramatically improved not only my prayer life but my physical one as well!
Joshua 1:9 (AMP)
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified or dismayed (intimidated), for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
I love this verse… God comes right out with the question, “Have I not commanded you?”. How many times does our Abba Father have to remind us of all the great and amazing things He has already given to us. In this verse, He reminds me to not fear, but instead to be strong and courageous for He IS with me wherever I go!
How amazing is it to have the creator of all things both seen and unseen with us wherever we go instructing us to not be afraid. That’s better than having the entire U.S. Marine Corps have your back 24 hours per day seven days per week. How can we not be strong and courageous?