I was invited to a Tribe Night yesterday and it is a gathering of women from a variety of backgrounds, different ages, and vast experiences. We gathered to talk, laugh, eat and we learned new things about one another. The home we were in was peaceful, the people were delightful and the whole experience was such a joy. I will be doing that again with them, for sure. But this one statement was made and it had me thinking. The statement was, what is your favorite Bible verse? I love the word of God so to pick a favorite, or life verse was hard for me, so I was glad they didn’t go around the room and ask us to share ours, because I had no answer. One lady said, Deuteronomy 12:20 and she said, this will tell you a lot about me. Here is what it says, “When the LORD your God extends your border as He has promised you, and you say, ‘I will eat meat,’ because you desire to eat meat, then you may eat meat, whatever you desire.” She is a professed Gentile and her husband is a Jew. We laughed and laughed as she shared her love for meat and is so thankful for that verse.
This morning, the Lord and I found my favorite Bible verse or my life verse if you will. “Our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases” (Psalm 115:3). Yes, this is my favorite verse, because the Lord has allowed me the honor of knowing who He is and I trust Him implicitly. I know without a doubt that He is always doing good; He always wants to heal; He loves to save; and He is always loving and truthful. I have no fear of God being in control; of God deciding what is best for me; of where, when and how He wants me to live, move and have my being. He is God and I am here to serve, love and worship Him and I am honored to do so. As I was praying this verse this morning, my heart swelled with gratitude that He does whatever He pleases with me, with nations, with leaders, with families, with everything. It is so comforting knowing I don’t have to know everything or control anything or anyone, not even God. This is my favorite, life verse, and why, I would love to hear yours and thank you Tammy Smith for inviting me to Tribe Night, I love you fiercely.