Wednesday Verse

When our children were small, this verse was one that I included in their memorization. It was a great one for me to think on too. So, I printed it out in a lovely font, and I framed it. There is a copy in our hallway, and one in our dining room.

These two places seemed appropriate. School work was done in the dining room, and of course our meals took place there. Any bickering was usually stopped with a finger-point to the verse and a recitation of it by any child, or all. The copy in the hallway is passed by me at the beginning and end of each day, and I always need reminding of it.

Ephesians 4:31-32 King James Version (KJV)

31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

I think our nation needs reminding of this as well. Insults are being flung, minds are focusing on items that are of little or no value. We’ve already been forgiven. Let’s extend that to others.

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Wednesday Verse

Wednesday, that day of the week that you look toward on Monday. That day you reach, starting to drag a bit, and wondering how you’re going to make it through two more days of school, work, or parenting until you have help on the weekend.

For all those reasons I stated above, I believe that mid-week church services were held to help encourage Believers to forge ahead. I haven’t researched this, and I don’t really know when mid-week services became popular, or the proper thing to do. Paul speaks of having services every day. That probably wouldn’t fit into many of our schedules. So, daily devotions are another option.

I would like to share a verse each Wednesday. One that God has led me to, or seems appropriate for the day. Just a bit of encouragement to get through the rest of the week.

Philippians 4:13 King James Version (KJV)

13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

When our children memorized this one, it was like a blank check to them. And rightly so. Children take things literally, and accept with an innocence that we lose as we grow older. But this verse doesn’t give you super powers, or a new house, car, better-paying job, or make you popular on social media.

It is saying, that with Christ, you are strong. You can face those battles of financial struggles, raising children, cancer, loss of a job, etc. He gives you the ability to do what you need to do…and I’ve witnessed this in my own life over and over. To be with Christ, you need to be in His Word, praying without ceasing, having Him the center of your world. Rather like learning the words to a new song you heard on the radio, and you love it. Your mind keeps straying to it. Or a new boyfriend/girlfriend. Your thoughts are filled with that person. And you feel as though you can move mountains.

Philippians 4:13 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

13 I can do all things [a]through Him who strengthens me.

It’s Wednesday, and you can do it!