Life Verses for the Journey

Seventh Month 1, 2011

It is 12:40 am and my plane is scheduled to depart for Staging in Los Angeles, in exactly 7 hours. I am tired. I am not nervous. I am not excited. I am simply ready to begin/continue my journey.

Throughout my life, I have had several life verses that have guided me throughout different phases of my life. The verses that have become a consistent thread in my life are *Micah 6:8 James 1:19 and Psalms 30:5 I am certain that each verse will carry a deeper meaning for me as I confront the challenges ahead of me over the next few years. This week a "new" verse has been placed on my spirit. I am surprised that this verse has not been more prevalent in my thoughts prior to now because it directly addresses the question so many people, including the Verizon operator when I called to cancel my service, have been asking...

Q: Why Peace Corps? 
A: 1 Peter 4:10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

*Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly (prudently) with your God. 

*James 1:19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.

*Psalms 30:5  For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night,  but rejoicing comes in the morning.

If you would like to share your life verses, please leave a comment. Blessings and Peace.