Welcome to March’s edition of the Dive Deeper Recap Challenge for the Verse of the Day 2021 Movement! Why do I call it a Movement? Well, because I hope that – through providing a daily verse – that hearts will be moved closer to God and the knowledge of Him. You can find these daily verses on all my social media platforms (FB, IG, Pinterest, & Twitter) If you would like to donate to my ministry efforts, you can visit my About Page here and click the donate button.
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Scripture verses are tools to apply to our daily walk. We are called to write them on the tablet of our heart. We can stand firmly on these Promises and Truths found in the living Word of God!
I will be sharing a daily verse for studying, meditating, reflection, praying, journaling, daily application and good ole fashioned encouragement for your heart in the truth of God’s Word and His great love for you!
Prayers are covering you as you delve into this new resource. I pray it blesses your heart! That’s 365 verses, prayerfully able to be shared, to utilize in your walk with God throughout the entire new year!
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THE VOTD DIVE DEEPER RECAP CHALLENGE #3
As this year goes along, you will be able to visit my blog category titled, “Reflection”, where I will be providing reflection questions and challenges for verses that have been released, so far. Below are 9 verses to dive deep into His Word with.
Verse Share – Psalm 23:5-6
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; my cup overflows. Certainly goodness & lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, & my dwelling will be in the house of the Lord forever.
- What do you do when you are in the presence of enemies or in environments that are not good?
- How often do you intentionally remind your heart that God is with you?
- Have you experienced hurt or pain that resulted in you second-guessing God’s goodness and faithfulness?
- Practice every morning for the next 7 days reminding your heart that God is with you by using 7 scriptures that holds this promise.
Verse Share – Romans 1:3-6
concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh, who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for His name’s sake, among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ;
- Do you declare Jesus Christ as the Son of God, publicly?
- Considering the many people that you know – what would their answer be if they were asked if you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord & Savior?
- Have you been obedient in your faith walk so that people can see His light through your ways, your actions, your words, and the attitude you display?
- Write down 2-3 things that you are being obedient in that show God’s light & love. Write down 2-3 things that you would like to grow closer to God in. Then, write out a plan of how you will invest time over the next few months to grow in both of these areas. For, we know that we can always dive deeper – that’s the beauty of God’s love! It is unending!
Verse Share – Psalm 37:3-5
Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it.
- Do you delight yourself in the Lord?
- Have you invested time to consider the desires you have in your heart and how they align or do not align with the Word of God? Are they worldly desires or biblically-founded desires?
- This verse opens and closes with Trusting the Lord. Are you trusting God in all areas of your life?
- Make a list of 10 scriptures about Trusting God! Then, read around those scriptures to find the Promise and write those on a separate list. Remind your heart of these Promises over the next 2 weeks and practice receiving them by faith. This verse has 2 promises. “He will give you the desires of your heart” & “He will do it!”
Verse Share – Philemon 1:20-21
Yes, brother, let me benefit from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ. Having confidence in your obedience, I write to you, since I know that you will do even more than what I say.
- What is your definition of obedience?
- On a scale of 1-10, are you walking in obedience with the knowledge of God’s Word you have learned, so far in your walk?
- In relationships, is the focus how you can benefit from them, or are you focused on how you can serve them in their life?
- With consideration and intention – reach out to connect with 3 people in the next week. Learn 1 new thing about those 3 people. Then, close the conversation with asking how you can pray for them. Be sure to take time to pray for them, with the same consideration and intention you would have if you were praying for yourself.
Verse Share – James 2:12-14
So speak and so act as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty. For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment. What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him?
- If you had to write out 3 different definitions for a dictionary company of what mercy means, what would your definitions be?
- When you hear or read the word JUDGMENT, what goes through your mind and how does that impact your heart?
- Do you speak and act like a child of God?
- Research 3 examples of speaking like a child of God and 3 examples of behaving like a child of God that are found in His Word and practice intentionally applying one in each day for the next 6 days. On the 7th day, consider and reflect on what difference/impact it made to do so.
Verse Share – Micah 6:7-9
Does the Lord take delight in thousands of rams, in ten thousand rivers of oil?
Shall I present my firstborn for my rebellious acts, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? The voice of the Lord will call to the city— and it is sound wisdom to fear Your name: “Hear, O tribe. Who has appointed its time?”
- On a scale of 1-10, 1 being the least, how well do you know what God takes delight in as it is listed in the Bible?
- In a typical weekly routine for you, what are some things that you do to demonstrate to others that you love kindness?
- Before you make a choice to act, do you consider the original decision to make Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior? How about before you speak, or before you choose to entertain thoughts?
- Find 3 scriptures that explain what God delights in. Then, consider how to apply these to your walk with Him. Make a list of any changes that need to be made so that you can begin to apply these God-given principles.
Verse Share – 1 Peter 1:3-5
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
- What is your understanding of being born again to a living hope?
- When you hear the word heir or inheritance, what do you think about?
- Why do you think there is such an emphasis on the subject of Faith in the new testament and what is your current definition of Faith?
- EXAMINE: In this passage we find the hope of salvation explained in great detail. Look through this passage and examine it carefully. Prior to reading, ask the Holy Spirit to point out words that He wants to teach you more about. Reading through it slowly, make a list of the words He emphasizes. Then find those words in the back of your Bible and study the associated verses. that are listed under those words and/or their synonyms.
Verse Share – Leviticus 19:17-18
You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you may surely reprove your neighbor, but shall not incur sin because of him. You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord.
- Have you ever reproved anyone? Did you do so in a worldly way or biblical way?
- In your life, what has taking vengeance or bearing a grudge looked like to you? (regardless, whether you were on the giving or receiving end of these)
- Do you know God’s love enough to love your neighbor as yourself?
- WORD REPLACEMENT: Make a list of words you use when you have reproved people. Identify words or phrases that ‘aren’t exactly in the gentle or kind bucket‘. Over this next month, practice replacing 2-3 of those words or phrases with a kinder, more gentler way of saying those words when you reprove someone. (it can be at work, at home, with friends, with family, etc)
Verse Share – Hebrews 6:9-10
But, beloved, we are convinced of better things concerning you, and things that accompany salvation, though we are speaking in this way. For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.
- What is your understanding of working unto the Lord?
- In what ways have you ministered to other brothers and sisters in Christ?
- What things do you believe could be listed as things that accompany salvation, as the author of Hebrews lists here?
- Sharing the Word of God with brothers and sisters in Christ who are working unto the Lord is a good place to continue ministering, as this passage references. Choose 3 ministry workers that you know and reach out to them once a week for 4 weeks. Practice consistency. Inquire about what they are doing in this season and offer to help or partner with them in prayer over these things for the next month.