Not My Words: Top Ten {Tuesday}

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So, I started writing this really fabulous post yesterday. It was a big bloggy topic and the more I wrote the MORE I WROTE. It was just so long it could have been a 10-part series. And I felt bad throwing it on you. It was too heavy. And had too much information. I am definitley in the the-more-words-the-better when it comes to reading novels, but I think I may need to work on reducing my words when it comes to blog posts.


Anywhoo. In an effort to be LESS long-winded and focusing LESS on MY words, here are the…


1. Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.

Speaking of which: Look at the FREE DOWNLOAD of this print that Naptime Diaries made for Impress Your Kids? Go get one!

2. Deuteronomy 8:3

“…man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.”

3. 1 Samuel 2:1-10

I’m not going to put the whole scripture here because it’s kinda long, but it’s the prayer Hannah prays after Samuel is born and she is going to send him to the temple to live. Such a beautiful song of praise during a heart-wrenching time. Worth a read!

(I’ve been reading the Savoring Living Water ebook and this scripture was in Chapter 3 about prayer. GOOD STUFF.)

4. Isaiah 58:8

Your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.

The speed and movement in this verse astounds me!

5. Psalm 139:14

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;  your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

psalm 139:14

This is the memory verse for the preschoolers at church this month. It’s also from my favorite chapter in the Bible. We even have special shirts at church this month that say, “God made me FANTASTIC!”

6. John 3:30

He must become greater; I must become less.

After my Jimmy Needham post yesterday and Lisa-Jo’s post yesterday, I can’t get this verse out of my mind.

7. Psalm 103:2-3

Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,

That just about covers it, doesn’t it? Body and soul—whole, complete.

8. Genesis 2

This is the account of God creating Adam and Eve. He FORMED them with His own hands. He didn’t call them forth the way He did the sun, the animals and the plants. He crafted them. Psalm 139 (above) also tells us that he KNIT us together in our mother’s womb. Wow. God piecing us together. He knows us intimately!

9. 1 Timothy 4:12

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

This is the verse the kids and I are learning right now. We’re working on learning HOW to be an example of each thing mentioned. It’s a big job!

10. What verse has God been speaking to you about lately?

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  1. I love your list of scripture! I wrote a list this week but don’t see the Linky yet – in case I don’t get back on the computer this morning, here is the link to “Ten Things for Parents to Take to a Swim Meet”


  2. Megan is learning Psalms 69:13 … she walks around saying, singing, screaming it … or any of the above. So it’s really been “speaking” to me lately:)

  3. Beautiful verses to read. Our church had chosen John 3:30 as a focus verse, what powerful words! Lately I have been pondering Romans 2:4, particularly God’s kindness.

  4. Well, yesterday, He was speaking directly out of psalms to me, but for the past month or more John 3:30 has pretty much been the theme. I can only make much of Him by making less of myself. Love seeing how God is speaking to you.

  5. Thank you for this lovely list!

    This has been my verse for the last several months, which went in and out of brain surgery with me:

    The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Isaiah 58:11.

    Isaiah seems to consistently be the book I turn to during hard times.

  6. So many about how he loves us! He really, really does!

    Also, last night he hit me with Proverbs 31 again. Never fails to step on my toes with that one.

  7. The verse from Isaiah REALLY spoke to me this morning. I’ve been trying to remember to do some guided imagery every day to speed healing from my most recent surgery, and that verse is the perfect prayer to start it with – POWERFUL!!

  8. Love this Amanda! Psalm 139 is my favorite passage of scripture as well! I went on a missions trip to Australia when I was 17 and read that Psalm every day for 10 weeks (“If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast!”- so comforting!).

    I just started a study on 1 Samuel yesterday (and will be reading chapter 2 today!) and I love, love, LOVE verse 19 of chapter one when it says “the LORD remembered her”. I have been struggling with unresolved anger issues and it was just a beautiful reminder to me that the LORD remembers me- He knows! Do I really have to make sure everyone else does?

    I hope that you share your very wordy post at some point. Or perhaps God is calling you to write a book?!!!

  9. I love your Scriptures, especially the first one. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Love this. I actually thought of doing a top 10 scriptures today! Great minds think a like!! Thanks for sharing! That print out is adorable and love those shirts!!!

  11. I love the Shema (Deut. 6:4), we say it at least twice a day! 🙂

  12. Thanks for hosting “Top Ten Tuesday”!! Awesome list!! Love scriptures 🙂

  13. I was reading through Isaiah 53 yesterday and these words just spoke to me :: “Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.” {v 4&5}.

    Later it says how it’s God’s *good* plan to have Christ die and that through his death, God’s *good* plan will prosper in Christ’s hands. I just love how our God already had a plan in place, and while that plan was hard, it prospered and was good.

  14. This is what I’ve been loving lately:

    Malachi 3:10 “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.

    I love how it says that He will THROW OPEN the floodgates of heaven. I LOVE that image!

  15. Isaiah 54:10 – Though the mountains depart and the hills may be moved, my Steadfast love will not depart from you and my kindness will not be removed from you says the Lord who has compassion on you…


    Isaiah 43:4: because you are honored and precious and I Love you.
    great post –

  16. This post was perfect! I think sometimes its good to just read the Word and soak it up just as it is. I love my KJV especially.

  17. Such a good post. Thanks so much for sharing these verses today.

    I’ve been clinging to Ephesians 3:20-21 lately: “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”

  18. I like your scripture list, especially #3. I’ve also downloaded the free print. Thank you so much. Visiting from Aurie’s Good Life. Blessings to you!

  19. First time to your blog and I love it already! I needed to read those verses today. Another great verse that I have read today is:

    “We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.” John 9:4. Reminds me how much impact we have on others and how we should keep spreading the word about Jesus! ?

  20. Luke 12:48 is what God has put on my plate. “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” I’ve started volunteering regularly and am seeking more opportunities to be giving and pay my blessings forward. God is good!

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