Last Sunday, Pastor of Church of the City, Darren Whitehead (@DarrenWhitehead), blessed us at Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN and spoke about his “Life Verse”.
I’d never heard of a person having a Life Verse. The verse that really guides the way you live. This is the verse that you return to time and time again to center yourself and regain your focus on God. Okay. I started searching my brain for the verse that has become most salient for me and I realized that I already had a Life Verse. Matthew 17:20 has been my all-time favorite scripture for years. My mom used to mutter “mustard seed” when things got tough in life and I realized that she was referring to this verse every time.
“For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to the mountain, ‘move from here to there’, and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
Tell me that ain’t amazing! God is so good. Faith as small as a mustard seed can move the biggest mountains. Nothing shall be impossible in His name. I cry just thinking about it.
If you don’t have a Life Verse, that’s totally fine. Keep listening to the Word and one day a verse will hit you deep. That’s the one to hold on to. There’s a lot happening in The Bible–I mean, who needs reality TV? If you can find that one place you can go back to in the midst of it all, that’ll hold you to Him and to His word.
Fortunately, my sweet friend and colleague James, painted the above picture of my Life Verse for my 31st Birthday. It means a great deal to me and I enjoy having a daily reminder of Matthew 17:20.
Later Y’all. Enjoy the weekend :).