Energizing Verses for Every Day


I rarely watch daytime television, but every six months when I go to the dentist The Price is Right is already showing on the screen above the patient chair. Since I don’t know what else is on and I don’t want to flip channels and extend my appointment, I leave it.

Whenever I see it, I wonder once again if excessive amounts of caffeine are required before the show begins to induce the level of excitement (screaming and jumping around) exhibited by the audience—and especially the contestants. Last week, one woman even looked as if she might hyperventilate.

But as I watched, I had a new thought…what if we started our days with even just an ounce of that energy? Not the jumping around and screaming so much, but the enthusiasm to see what might happen.

What would that look like?

* A positive outlook of what the day might bring.

* The desire to see what God has planned for us.

* The willingness to step up, out of our comfort zones, to follow where God leads.

What if the Good News You have been forgiven! stirred the same excitement as You could win a brand new car! {Tweet this}

Whether it’s the anticipation of the game or the longing to hear your name called, The Price is Right has been around for a long time.

But, the new life we have in Jesus has been around much longer and it will never end. There will never be a change in hosts, and we don’t have to wait around hoping to be called up to the stage.

And…we don’t have to work to earn a prize because Jesus has already done the work. He has already been the sacrifice. He has already given us the way back to God.

Once and for all, Jesus has conquered sin and death. He calls us to Him every day and God’s love and grace can’t be taken away. {Tweet this}

Winning on a game show and earning our five minutes of fame might be fun and exciting, and that’s okay. But, what Jesus gives is joyful and everlasting.

He’s there when the days are not fun and fame is a burden.

He’s with us when we don’t think we can walk through the hardest of situations.

He doesn’t leave us when we make bad choices and hurt ourselves and others.

And He doesn’t walk away or shoo us off stage when we don’t have the correct answers and we don’t know what to do next.

And that’s something to look forward to every day.

Just a Few Energizing Verses for Every Day

Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”

You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

 Then Jesus said to the woman, “Your sins are forgiven.”
And Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

In Christ,
Laura 

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15 comments:

  1. Energizing verses, Laura. I love that. I love that He gives us everything we need for life and godliness.

    Including energy, stamina, and joy.

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  2. Love these reminders! I need encouraging verses to meditate on each day!!

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  3. Thanks for this, Laura! I'm clinging to these truths today!

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  4. These are fantastic! I'm going to wrap myself in them today as I can't eat preparing for a medical procedure. I'll need the energy from God. Thank you!

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  5. The Price Is Right is a show my parents began watching when we came to America. I love the way you use the dynamics of it in this post to remind me that I don't have to wait for my name to be called and I have an even bigger and better reason to jump up and down and scream with enthusiasm; Jesus is Lord and he is the head of my life. Thank you for these verses especially Deuteronomy 3:18, "Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Amen!

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  6. Saving these verses. Needed them today. Visiting you from the instaencouragments link up. laurensparks.net

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  7. My understanding is that contestants are prompted by employees of the show to be very effusive in their responses. The verses you've shared today are much more effective than someone telling us to just ACT excited. You've given us real truth to BE excited about.

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  8. I have often said if believers would worship with the same excitement they show at a sports event - think of how alive our services would be!!!

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  9. Oh, I would like to have an ounce of that energy! I love this list of energizing Scripture! I especially like, "Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty." (Psalm 91:1) Thanks for linking up at InstaEncouragements!

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  10. Thanks for these verses today! They definitely remind us of what we have to celebrate!

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  11. Good point well made. Why do contestants, and the audience, get so over-excited in TV shows? And in comparison, Christians who have good reasons to be happy, go around as if they permanently have a bad smell under their nose, (at least in my church they do). Where is the joy in Christianity? Or are people Christian in name only? Christians are sometimes a bad advert for Christianity.

    God bless.

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  12. Your list of verses are great ones for remembering God's love for us and for helping to restore our joy in Him. Thank you, Laura!

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  13. Laura, I love your heart for Jesus. And this, "What if the Good News You have been forgiven! stirred the same excitement as You could win a brand new car!" such a simple but profound thought. Love, love, love this post.

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  14. Thank you for sharing these great verses to energize our days. Deuteronomy 31:8 is actually my life verse. :-)

    I loved your analogy about what if we as Christians had the same amount of enthusiasm and excitement to go about our days, even the mundane, as those on the Price as Right. :-)

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  15. Thanks for this refreshing perspective-check, Laura! I enjoyed your comparison of our life in Christ to the Price Is Right. It's exciting to remember that we don't have to wait to be called or to win the prize! That certainly is a reason to be enthusiastic this morning.

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!