January 2, 2013

A Bible Verse for the New Year

Do you ever just decide to open the Bible to a random page to read what's there?  I do this every once in a while, even though I know it's not the best way to go about reading the Bible.  I have been trying to read through the Old Testament, and after reading through the end of Exodus and the beginning of Leviticus for a while this morning, I wanted to read something a little deeper (Sorry God, Leviticus is just so hard to get through).  Don't get me wrong, I think the Old Testament is so important to read because it is so intricately linked with the New Testament and vital to understanding it.  However, sometimes my soul just really craves the wisdom and practical applications to daily life that are found in the New Testament.  

So, after reading some of the Old Testament, I flipped open the Bible to a random page which contained Chapter 8 from Romans.  This was either coincidental or a message from God because this quote was mentioned in our prayer book this morning:  

"What then shall we say to this?  If God is for us, who can be against us?  He who did not spare his own Son but handed him over for us all, how will he not also give us everything else along with him?"

-Romans 8:31-32

Wow.  So encouraging.  What a powerful quote to focus on for the year of 2013.  It's a reminder of all I have to work on.  Trusting in God completely for the big things, but sometimes even more importantly, the small things. Submitting myself completely.  Accepting his answers to prayers.  Knowing that his plan is the best plan.  Remembering that he will provide anything and everything I could possibly need.

Are there any particular verses you want to focus on this year?  Any spiritual goals? 



  1. I do that sometimes too, Caitlin. It is amazing how a verse will be right there when I need it! : )

  2. I think it's a great idea to have a bible verse for the year. It seems like whenever I open my bible, I find a great quote! I took an OT class in high school and college, and had to read a lot of it. I totally agree with the fact Leviticus is boring ;)
    I definitely need to pray more and strengthen my relationship with God. I am so excited for what this year brings!

  3. Amen! Love that verse :o)

    Btw, it's funny that you opened it up to just a random page. Just a few weeks ago our pastor was talking about how when you do that He always seems to lead you to something that you need to hear :o)

  4. Love this verse! I have been working my way through Romans. Truly is encouraging! Happy New Year!