As I mentioned in yesterday’s post,
Biltrix nominated me for
Thank-you so much!
If you’re not familiar with Biltrix’s blog, please go have a look!
This is really an incredible and humbling nomination.
The Food For Thought award was started by Citizen Tom, who explained:
“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.
The rules for the award are similar to other awards:
1. Post the award on your blog.
2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
3. Share seven of your favorite Bible passages. You get extra credit if you explain why the verses are a favorite!
4. Nominate seven other bloggers you admire and enjoy! Why seven? In the Bible, seven symbolizes completeness.
5. Inform each person that you have nominated them.
STAY WITH ME NOW – DON’T GO AWAY!!
Here are my nominees…Please be sure to visit their blogs!!!
So, now…what passages do I choose?
There are far too many beautiful choices.
To end 2012 I’ve decided to focus on a set of passages that are reflective of my thoughts and mood given many recent events.
What I’m sharing here shouldn’t surprise anyone who has read my blog.
These are passages that may be shared so often that people may take them for granted.
Today’s post is a simple reminder that these words are just as important today as they were when they were first written.
If you’re familiar with this, please take a moment to read this as if it was the first time you saw the words, as if the words were new.
1 CORINTHIANS 13
1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant
5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
.Finally, I’d like to share another verse (a bonus verse!) that is often running through my mind.
I believe it speaks for itself…
…whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Have a safe and prosperous 2013.