A Life Verse That Is Good for Every Year

SCRIPTURE: “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”   Philippians 1:21
What is you life’s verse? There are many of us that claim the name of Christ as a basis to say
we are Christians, but there is the expectation that our claim should become a change that  reflects that the Word of God is becoming more and more the guide and authority of how we live and think in this world. All of the Bible is relevant to us rightly divided and understood as God intends, but is there a verse or verses that we claim as defining our commitment and/ or our purpose as a Christian? Why do you live now that you claim Christ as your Savior?

Certainly if you love the Word of God there are many verses that have become important to our lives and have served to instruct and encourage us, but do you have one that sets the goal for living and thriving for you? The Apostle Paul shared this verse in a time of opposition and imprisonment. In the hard times we are reminded of this man’s conviction in life is his faith in Christ. To live is to be rooted in a personal and intimate relationship with Christ.

Also as his life’s verse, it not only expresses his conviction to live, but it reveals his confidence when and if the reality of death may come. In fact he sees that death will not be the end, but the beginning of the next level of fully enjoying the presence of Christ without any of the earthly hindrances and oppositions to our present worship of Him. When the victory of Christ’s finished work of the cross for our sins and His glorious resurrection is the center of our living faith death is the open door for ever more with Him.

In between his conviction to live and his confidence over death was his commitment to endure no matter what befell him. Our commitment is usually measured by words like endurance, perseverance, waiting, sacrifice, determination and ultimately obedience despite the warfare of the Christian life. Despite the suffering and discomfort for the obedience of serving Christ his commitment does not change. Life is to him thriving to serve and striving to please his Lord Jesus Christ.

Prayer: Father in heaven, please make my heart to know without a doubt what are Your
priorities for this life You have given me to live for my Lord Jesus. In His name, amen.
By Pastor Wayne Cockrell


Deborah Whye - January 5th, 2024 at 7:10am


Cheryl Torain - January 5th, 2024 at 8:49am

My life verse is II Cor.5:9 "Therefore, I make it my aim , whether present or absent to be well pleasing to Him". Amen

Novella D Carpenter - January 5th, 2024 at 4:39pm

Amen! Over the years I have embraced life's verses Proverbs 3:5,6, an annual verse along with a weekly verse. God's Word shall not return to Him void.

Lisa Williams - January 5th, 2024 at 6:33pm

Wow! A lifelong verse that proclaims my commitment to the Lord. I’m recommitting to Romans 4:21; He’s able! Paul’s trials were in advancing the gospel message. He embraced God’s plan to the point of death, even-Wonderful!

Pastor, I remember when we studied the Book of Acts and I believe you mentioned your verse was Acts 20:24. We, at GBFC, are blessed…Hallelujah & Thank You Jesus!!!

McNeal & Debora B. - January 5th, 2024 at 11:16pm

Thanks be to the Spirit of God, who permits of Paul such as written for the sake of our motivation, and focus, and enhanced believing.


Paula S - January 8th, 2024 at 7:46am

I’ve had different verses for different seasons Gal 6:7-9, James 1:2-4, John 15:1-5. Bless Your Name Jesus-sometimes reciting them brings me to tears, because I remeber what God was doing in my life at that time. Thanks P. C.






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