When someone asked me what my favorite scriptures were in the Bible, I thought, “I don’t know. I don’t have a favorite. For me, the favorite is usually the scripture I need working in my life at that moment.” However, as I thought about it a bit more, I thought of four scriptures that I depend on to sustain me throughout my daily life. And after reviewing them, I realized that they fulfill four basic needs all of us as humans desire.
Scripture #1 Love
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 KJV
I like this scripture because it tells me how much God loves me. He loved me so much that He was willing to give His son for my life. He did this despite who I was as a person. Additionally, He has created the best future for me – an everlasting and beautiful life.
Scripture #2 Worth
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 KJV
I like this scripture because it reminds me that God wants me to be a part of his kingdom. Further, it reminds me of how He was willing to pursue me and be patient while I made my decision. It tells me that I am of worth to God. Although created, He finds value in His creation – me.
Scripture #3 Self-Esteem
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. Psalm 139:14 KJV
I like this scripture because it tells me that the way God chose to make me was perfect. He did not make one mistake in making me. What others may see as wrong, God has a purpose for it and uses it to build me spiritually.
Scripture #4 Protection
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31 KJV
No better security exists than to be secured by God and Christ, spiritually and physically. As long as I stay on God’s side, He has my back. I don’t have to worry or fret because He has my back. I can go to Him at any time and bathe in the warmth of His security because He has my back. If your backer is God, that is all the backing you need.
So, these are my four sustaining scriptures. What are yours? #LiveEmpowered