the happy bubbe
Every Year I choose a new verse for the year. Well actually the Holy Spirit chooses the verse; I just choose to acknowledge His prodding. It is kind of like a cattle prod sometimes. I have a life verse, this never changes; it is 2 Cor. 1: 3-6. I know this is my life. Every trial I have ever experienced and I have experienced many has been used by God to touch the lives of someone else. I first discovered this when I was searching for my path in life. My sister recommended a book about 15 women that had chosen their ministries by experiences that had happened to them. I called her back in tears even more confused because I had experienced to some degree 13 of the 15 events. In tears and prayer I sought the Lord. I heard Him (yes I heard Him) tell me that I would comfort so many women as a pastor's wife since all these women will need His comfort and my empathy. This did not comfort me but caused me to beg for the life of my husband the man I loved so deeply! Why? Because at the time he was not saved and I knew divorce was not an option so the only way I could be a pastor's wife was for Mike to die. Yes I was silly and obviously faithless, because Mike did not die, he became a Christian and He is a pastor. And when he counsels he uses his wife's life often. So.....my life verse is unchanging. My yearly verse does change and sometimes it is for both of us, and sometimes it is for me alone. The Bible Study I am doing Breaking Free uses Isaiah 61 !-4 as its core and verse four, the rebuilding of walls long devastated from generation to generation is going to play out in my life probably like 2 Cor 1:3-6. There is a lot of generational devastation and rebuilding to do. So I was surprised when this verse popped into my verse for 2007 prayer. I looked it up and said "really Lord?" Well, I have continued seeking The Lord on this and I continue to return to this, so my verse for 2007 is Psalm 28:7.The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song. I am very interested on how this will play out. But mostly, I am wondering do you have a verse for the New Year? Do you have a Life Verse, a ministry verse? A couples verse? A Family verse? Or maybe even a Homeschool verse?
Happy New Year!