Throwback Thursday Blog

Brittany and I were recently interviewed and one of the questions that was given to us was this:

What scriptures has God used in shaping your life?”

During my young life, there have been a few of these scriptures. Matthew 6:33 stuck out to me during my teenage years when I was battling my own desires. Growing up, I remember clearly being rebuked and convicted by Luke 17:2That verse taught me the importance of keeping myself in check around others at a very early age. However, instead of these examples, I referenced 2 Corinthians 1:20-22:

“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.”

This verse first laid it’s roots in my heart when I was playing for a band called The RemnantWe’d recorded a song called Promises. (Click here if you’d like to listen to it.) The first verse and chorus go like this:

God of truth, there are no lies, in all your speech, Your Word is life
Your heart is good, steadfast in love, You’re excellent, in all wisdom

All my trust is in what You have said
Standing firm on all You have promised

…and here we are four years later. I love how in so few words Paul acknowledges such great truth that is used to wipe away fear from the past, present, and future.

So now it’s your turn! What scriptures has God used in your life? What truth are you clinging fast to?  

This article originated from www.chopsticksandscooters.com and was used with permission by Justin Siemens.