Thank you very much Citizen Tom for bestowing me with The Food For Thought Award. Citizen Tom created The Food For Thought Award and explains what it entails: “What’s The Food for Thought Award? How can we combine The Super Sweet Blogger Award with The Thought Provoking Blog Award? Well, when a Christian blog offers visitors wisdom from the Word of God, isn’t that blog providing its visitors food for thought? Ah ha! Thus was born a new award.”
Here are the rules:
- Post the award on your blog. Done.
- Thank the one who nominated you and link back to their blog. Done
- Share seven of your favorite Bible passages. For extra points (Perhaps our Father in heaven will award them.), explain why each these seven passages is a favorite. Done
- Nominate seven other bloggers you admire and enjoy! Why seven? In the Bible, seven symbolizes completeness.
- Inform each person that you have nominated them. Will pass on by tomorrow at 8pm.
Here are my seven favorite Bible passages:
Psalm 113: 7-9
He raises up the lowly from the dust;
from the dunghill he lifts up the poor
To seat them with princes,
with the princes of his own people.
He establishes in her home the barren wife
as the joyful mother of children.
This passage is very special to me. After I returned home from having my hysterectomy it hit me like a ton of bricks that I know longer had my reproductive organs. I struggled quite a bit due to the fact that Kevin and I don’t have any kids and because having the hysterectomy meant a huge loss, that there was no way I could have kids anymore. After I prayed to God and asked for His help to guide me to a scripture passage He led me to this one.
2 Chronicles 19:7 (RSV)
Now then, let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed what you do, for there is no perversion of justice with the LORD our God, or partiality, or taking bribes.”
This passage reminded of how people pervert justice and/or social justice today.
Luke 1:26-38 (RSV)
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there will be no end.” And Mary said to the angel, “How shall this be, since I have no husband?” And the angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For with God nothing will be impossible.” And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
Mary said the ultimate Yes to God following His will. She is the perfect example for how we are to follow God’s will. This is the beginning of Mary’s role as the Mother of God Incarnate.
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.” 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
I love the whole creation story but I picked this part of it because this is when God created man in his own image. He created man and woman. God is the author of all of creation.
Deuteronomy 32:4 (RSV)
“The Rock, his work is perfect; for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and right is he.
God is indeed right and just.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed.
This is a prefigurement of Jesus dying for our sins. He made the ultimate sacrifice for us.
O LORD my God, I cried to thee for help, and thou hast healed me.
Our Lord is the great healer. This passage really spoke to me because God has healed me.
Here are seven bloggers I am bestowing with The Food For Thought Award:
SR at Water My Flowers Lord
Terry at 8 Kids And A Business
God Bless everyone!