Verse of the Week // Week 6

Sorry this is a little late!! This week’s verse is Zachariah 9:9.

9 Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

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What does this verse mean? It is telling of Jesus, when He rode in to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, on His way to being Crucified. The reason I wasn’t able to post yesterday was I had Worship Night at Church. At worship night, the pastor talked about how a ‘cup’ is mentioned multiple times in Scripture. When Jesus was praying in the garden just before Judas betrayed Him, He prayed, “O Lord, take this Cup from me.” This cup was the cup of God’s wrath on all sinners – a cup full of blindness, sadness, deafness, deathly sickness, worry, fear, and death. As Jesus was crucified, God poured his cup of wrath out on His own Son – it took hours for every last drop to fall. And once the cup was drained empty, Jesus declared:

“It is finished!”

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But because Jesus drank the cup of wrath for us, we now get to drink from a different cup – a much, much different cup. A cup filled with peace, healthiness, happiness, hope, love, and eternal life with God.

The pastor also said this prayer:

“O, Lord, we are not worthy. We have never been worthy, we will never be worthy. But You drank the cup of wrath, drank every last drop, so we could live with You. There is no way any of  us in this room could ever, ever thank You enough for what You have done for us. There is no way our minds can ever wrap around Your Great Love. I pray that we will always be faithful to You and remember the true meaning of Easter and Palm Sunday. Amen.

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I hope this post was helpful to you. I am praying for all of you!! Have a GREAT Easter!

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Verse of the Week // Week 5

Hi everybody! I’m back with another VOTW. Here’s the verse for this week!

Ephesians 4:2

Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.

Ephesians 4:2 is basically saying that if we treat everyone with kindness and patience, then we won’t get frustrated by other’s faults — and trust me, we have plenty of those ourselves. Do you have someone who annoys you? *every single person on the face of the Earth raises their hand* If you a patient to them, then maybe they won’t be so annoying to you. Don’t pray to change them — that won’t get you anywhere. Instead, pray to God to help you be humble and patient to the person who gets under your hair so they won’t be annoying — in your opinion, at least.

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Verse of the Week // Week 2

Hello, lovelies! Let me introduce myself. I’m Natalie Therese, one of the newbie co-authors here on SFMF. I’m really happy to be making my first post here! Today’s verse is Ephesians 4:2.

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love

What does this verse mean? Let me use an example from my life; I have several little siblings. They can be REALLY irritating at times, even when they don’t mean to. It’s really tempting to yell/glare/make angry noises at them. But that’s not what God wants us to do. Instead of glaring at my little siblings, I should be smiling at them, and helping them. That’s what God is telling us in this verse.

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Verse of The Week // Week 1

Hello, sons and daughters of the King!

This week’s Bible verse I stumbled across in my Bible App, when I was doing a devotional:

Philippians 3:12

I don’t mean that I am exactly what God wants me to be. I have not yet reached that goal. But I continue trying to reach it and make it mine. That’s what Christ Jesus wants me to do. It is the reason He made me His.

I love this verse because EVERY. SINGLE. HUMAN. BEING can relate! Philippians 3:12 tells us that we are not perfect, because we are humans. Because we are humans, we are sinners. But our goal should be not to sin, but not to sin. God wants you to keep trying to reach that goal of being a Godly person so you can spend Eternal Life with Him in Heaven! It is the reason you are His, it is the reason the Shepherd looks over us, his sheep.

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in the beginning, i created this blog.

It was 7:00AM on a foggy January day. I was wide awake, contemplating things. I was thinking about something very important–that our actions count for eternity and that I wanted to do something meaningful with my life, something that would have an impact. So, I created this blog. It’s not exactly world-changing, but it’s a start. A small start, but a start.

I decided to make this blog open to other users because I couldn’t do this all by myself. I have God on my side, and hopefully some brilliant users someday too.

The verse I picked…“Those who do not stand firm in their faith will not stand at all.” Isaiah 7:9 …is one of my favorite verses. In this culture we are being raised in, everything is about you, and you, and you, and being popular, and being a celebrity, and drawing attention to yourself. We easily get distracted with all of our earthly things and lose our focus on God, and even begin to doubt the Bible. This verse tells us to stay focus on God, and believe in Him as a Whole, not Partly, or else we will fall. Think about it like this: if you stand on a firm foundation, you will stay upright. But if you stand on a cracked one, you will fall in an instant.

There are uncharted waters ahead, but God will rescue us to safety. His Mighty Right Hand will uphold us. So we should never be afraid.

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