Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.
(Proverbs 4:23 NIV)
Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.
(Daniel 6:10 NIV)
These are two of the verses that our confirmands have chosen for their Bible verses when they get confirmed at the end of this month. They chose these verses themselves, and I am excited to work with them over the next month to really embed these verses into their hearts and minds so that they are able to take them with them “when they are at home and when they are away, when they lie down and when they rise.” As I was considering these verses, I began to wonder how the Bible in embedded into your life of faith.
What was your confirmation verse? How has it served you in your life of faith?
If you didn’t have one or can’t remember it, what do you wish your confirmation verse had been? Why?
What is your favorite Bible story or verse in the current moment? You don’t have to remember the chapter or verse, but do share the high points here:
Why is this story or verse your favorite? How does it serve you in your life of faith?
Do you know what stories or verses are the favorites of your spouse, children, or parents? If so, jot them down here:
Why are they favorites? How do they serve your loved ones in their lives of faith?
As I study with you this month, I am planning to collect all of these favorites into a gift for our confirmands: “Tri-Saints Food for the Journey.” I am looking forward to listening to your stories and sharing them with those who will really love to hear them. If you do not regularly study with me over the course of the month and would like to contribute to this project, write me a note, an email, a text, or FB message. Let’s give these new adults in the faith a great foundation on which to build.
Pastor Breen Sipes