God Thoughts from God’s Word
One of the most powerful ways you can tap into and learn about God’s love for you and your work is to meditate on verses from the Bible. Here are a few to get you started, but don’t stop here. Find some more and write them on the Listening to God page!
You can use these God Thoughts in many ways: as meditations, as verses to remind you what God really thinks about you, as challenges to disempowering thoughts you may be having but are ready to let go of and replace… or all of the above.
Your only limit here is God’s love and your imagination!
“Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” –Matthew 5:16
“Consider this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work.” — 2 Corinthians 9:6-8
“For we are His handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has prepared in advance, that we should live them.” –Ephesians 2:10
“So then, my beloved, obedient as you have always been, not only when I am present but all the more now when I am absent, work out your salvation with fear and trembling. For God is the one who, for His good purpose, works in you both to desire and to work. Do everything without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation among whom you shine like lights in the world.” –Philippians 2:12-15
“We give thanks to God always for all of you, remembering you in our prayers, unceasingly calling to mind your work of faith and labor of love and endurance in hope of our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father, knowing brothers loved by God, how you were chosen.” –1 Thessalonians 1:2-4
“To this end, we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of His calling and powerfully bring to fulfillment every good purpose and every effort of faith.” –2 Thessalonians 1:11-12
“We must consider how to rouse one another to love and good works.” –Hebrews 10:24
“Over-work makes for restless sleep.
Over-talk shows you up as a fool.” –Ecclesiastes 5:3 (TMB)
“Doom, rebel children!” God’s Decree. “You make plans, but not Mine. You make deals, but not in My Spirit.” –Isaiah 30:1-2 (TMB)
“God keeps His Word even when the whole world is lying through its teeth.” –3:3 (TMB)
“God’s various gifts are handed out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit. God’s various ministries are carried out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit God’s various expressions of power are in action everywhere; but God Himself is behind it all. Each person is given something to do that shows Who God is: Everyone gets in on it, everyone benefits. All kinds of things are handed out by the Spirit, and to all kinds of people!” –1 Corinthians 12:4-10
Copyright Staci Stallings, 2008