Recently I preached on “life verses”. I explained how that topic had been brought to my attention when I was with our Middle School Youth on the last day of the Great Escape, their summer conference. As the conference preacher was preparing the youth and adults for leaving camp and settling back into life at home, he told us about “life verses” – particular scriptures that had spoken to him at different steps along his life journey. He said that these verses can become “the anthem of your life.”
That topic struck a chord with serval folks in the congregation, and since that sermon they have shared their life verses with me. I am going to use the online devotion to share some life verses with you.
One life verse which had been championed by former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow is Philippians 4:13. He has clarified his understanding of the message.
“A lot of people know Philippians 4:13 — ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me’ — but a lot of people don’t interpret that verse the right way.” Tebow says. “Most people think it means I can do anything … on the football field, or I can make a lot of money. But that’s not exactly what it’s talking about there. It’s [saying] I can be content with anything. When you’re a Christian, you can [be content] because God has put you where you are. That’s really a different view…. I know that I have Christ in me, so I can do whatever He wants me to do, and that’s how I approach everything.”
Wonderful God, help me focus my attention so closely on my Lord and Savior Jesus that I truly can be content in where You have placed me today, and work to make my corner of the world a better place. It is in Jesus’ name that I lift this prayer. Amen.