grandma’s life verses

Something the grown-ups used to do at prayer meeting or Sunday evening hymn sings or other less formal but still church times was share “life verses”. As they “grew in the Lord”, God “placed on their hearts” verses that would serve as God’s word for their days. To pass the time on my walks, I’ve been calling my relatives. This evening I called my grandmother back, as I’d missed her earlier call calling me back from the time I’d called her and she’d been unable to answer. When I asked her this evening what her life verse was, she said she had three, one for each of the three categories.

Inward
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
Psalm 73:26

Upward
“But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, “You are my God.”
My times are in your hand”
Psalm 31:14-15a

Outward
“And he died for us all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.”
2 Corinthians 5:15

When I looked up the last one I backed up a little:

“For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God;
if we are in our right mind, it is for you.”
2 Corinthians 5:13

We are crazy and then some.

For the love of Christ controls us“, friends.

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