Monday, May 3, 2010

I Just Can't Make Up My Mind

Comedian Brian Regan has a bit where he talks about his favorite flavor of snow cone as a child. Grape. Oh, but cherry is also his favorite. So, they are both his favorites. But, maybe grape is his most favorite. He just can’t make up his mind.

I can so relate. I have such a problem trying to figure out my favorite food, my favorite color, or my movie. I also don’t have a favorite Bible verse. So very unreligious of me, isn’t it? Oh, I have a lot of verses that I love, that mean a great deal to me, that minister to me, that overwhelm me. But to pick a favorite, I just can’t seem to do. Sometimes I pick one, but the next time I read the Word, I find another one. Maybe that one will be my favorite. But, then something else comes leaping off the page to me. I just can’t choose. So, they are all my favorites. Yet again, maybe this one is my favorite.

At this time, my favorite verse to convict me to pieces is 1 Corinthians 9:27, “But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.” Yikes!

My favorite verse to keep on keeping on is Joshua 1:7, “Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest.”

My favorite verse of promise is Psalm 103:2-5, with an emphasis on verse 3 when I’m feeling ill, “who healeth all thy diseases”!

The latest one that grabbed me was a few days ago – Jeremiah 2:11b, “But my people have traded my Glory for empty god-dreams and silly god-schemes.” Ah, so very sad.

My favorite Psalm to sing is Psalm 19:7-11. Or maybe it’s Psalm 150.

Psalm 150:2, “Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.” YES! Maybe this is my most favorite.

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