What’s Your Life Verse?

bibleUp until a couple weeks ago, I never really had a life verse.

But then I started this Bible study and I came across Micah 6:8.

Can I just say how much I love Micah 6:8?

I read it and it’s like….manna.

Here’s the thing about me.

I tend to overcomplicate my walk with Christ.

I tend to wonder if I should be doing something more. If I should be doing something better. If I should be doing something different.

This verse is a sweet sweet reminder that the Christian life is really quite simple.

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 with your God.
~Micah 6:8

Yes, Lord, this is it.

This is what it’s about.

To act justly.

To love mercy.

To walk humbly with my God.

Let’s Talk: What is your life verse?

22 thoughts on “What’s Your Life Verse?

  1. 1 Peter 3:15
    “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”

  2. I was searching the internet trying to find a good explanation of what a life verse is and stumbled across your blog. I love to hear what others have found in God’s word that resonates with them. For me is Proverbs 3:5-6
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, acknowledge in Him all your ways and He will direct your path.

  3. 2 Tim 1:7 “For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.” I struggle so much with anxiety and fear, and I need to remind myself daily that that is not what God wants for me or has planned for me. It’s not of Him, and it’s pointless.

  4. Katie Ganshert

    LOVE all of these verses! So much power. So much life. So much TRUTH! Thank you for sharing them with me. 🙂

  5. Psalm 71:5-6

  6. Genesis 50:20: You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

  7. Isaiah 40:28-31
    “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the Everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the Earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall soar on wings of eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.”

    This hit home on my first trip to the Bolivian Andes. We were in a village that had NEVER EVER seen a white woman. Ever. And never would again. The ENDS of the Earth. We were at 14,500 feet. The air was so thin we couldn’t take a deep breath. We could barely walk 2 steps before we had to rest. Yet, God was there, in the middle of it all.

  8. It amazes me how a life verse continues each day to guide me and help with discernment:

    Hebrews 12:2 – let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.

  9. Julie has already shared one verse that has come to mean so much to me, especially after the death of my first wife, Cynthia. I’ve learned to lean on Romans 8:38-39.

    Since becoming involved in writing, I often quote Ecclesiastes 12:12–depending on the translation, it reads something like, “And furthermore, my son, of this be admonished: of the making of many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness to the flesh.”

  10. Jeremiah 29:11 🙂

  11. Renee Taylor

    1 Thess 5:16-18
    Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

    I firmly believe in prayer… God has & continues to answer my prayers faithfully because I am obedient to his word. It is truely about the heart when you pray with thanksgiving and you are in His will. He knows us so well & I love that about Him!

  12. Awesome verse, Katie. I didn’t have a life verse, just favorites, until last summer when I read this in the Message:

    Because we know that this extraordinary day is just ahead, we pray for you all the time—pray that our God will make you fit for what he’s called you to be, pray that he’ll fill your good ideas and acts of faith with his own energy so that it all amounts to something. If your life honors the name of Jesus, he will honor you. Grace is behind and through all of this, our God giving himself freely, the Master, Jesus Christ, giving himself freely. ~2 Thess. 1:11-12

  13. 4 Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

    5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
    Psalm 37

    I based my TEXAS STAR OF DESTINY series on this psalm.

  14. Depends on what my life is like at the moment! 🙂 Each year I get a new verse that goes with my one word. This year, it’s Psalm 19:7-14. I’ve really enjoyed breaking it down and studying what it really means to me and how I can apply it.

    1. Katie Ganshert

      I love that you have a verse to go with each of your yearly words. What an amazing way to make it so meaningful.

  15. Oops. Philipians 2:14-16.

  16. Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”[c] Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky 16 as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.

    I was just thinking about this in my prayers this morning. I think God also gives us verses not just “for life” but for chapters of life we find ourselves in. I was praying that for a friend, that God would provide her some manna during this wilderness she’s in. I know He will be faithful and speak to her. But I also wonder if we are meant to ask God for a verse to encourage a friend with more often.

    Encouraging words from friends mean a lot. But it feels even more amazing when a friend shares a verse God has laid on their heart for me. Do we do that enough for one another?

    1. Katie Ganshert

      So very true, Anne!! There is something just so encouraging when a friend shares a hand-picked verse with us. My friend Betsy is amazing like that. She sometimes texts me verses out of the blue that God’s laid on her heart and every single time, they speak directly into a situation or struggle I’m going through. I love how God works.

  17. Romans 8:37

    All these tings I can conquer through Him who loves me.

    My life word is Conquer. I struggle with Dep/anx so many times I really need the reminder that I can conquer.


    1. Katie Ganshert

      What an amazing word God has given you, Colletta. Reminds me of the verse – we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. And that when we are weak, He is strong. Praying for you, sister.

  18. Romans 8:38-39 – For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    1. Katie Ganshert

      LOVE! So so so much power in those words.


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