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My Favorite Bible Verses {+ Check Out the Finale of 'Jesus: His Life' Tomorrow, April 15}

**This is sponsored post written by myself for Grace Hill Media. All thoughts are 100% my own.

If you could choose just ONE favorite Bible verse, which one would you choose?

I don't know about you, but for me, that's a really tough one to narrow down! There are so many that I love for their beauty or the power behind those words. As we approach Easter, it's hard not to think about those final moments on the cross and what they mean to us as Christians today. But even beyond Easter, we all have those verses that speak to us for one reason another.

I have had different verses that meant a lot to me at different points in my life. After my son's autism diagnosis I found strength in John 9: 1-3, "As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him."

After our miscarriage and following pregnancy with my daughter, I found peace in Ecclesiastes 3:11, "He has made everything beautiful in its time." It reminded me that THIS child, our precious girl, was the beauty to come from a painful situation and that SHE was the child He intended us to have here on earth.

When all of our plans and goals of a military retirement (not to mention financial security) ended with an unexpected departure from active duty military for my husband, I found hope in Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." To be honest, I still turn to this one quite often even still!

In each of these verses, I found what I needed at that given time. And these are just a few examples. I feel like we each have these verses in our lives. Right now, the verse I most often find myself referring too and trying to live my life by is Esther 4:14, "Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?"

Clearly, I'm far from royal... but that's not really the point. When I read this and the book of Esther (my favorite book) in its entirety, it's not about HER particular circumstances, but how it relates to each and every one of us in whatever situations God has put us into. It could be so easy to ask ourselves, 'Why me? Why did this happen to me? Why am I here in this place at this time?' And honestly, I've certainly asked myself these questions often! But this book and this verse in particular reminds me that God can use me... not later when I'm where I want to be... but right here. Right now. Right where I am. And that's a pretty amazing message to live by, isn't it?

Are you looking to learn more about the Bible and the life of Jesus Christ? “Jesus: His Life” on History Channel is a great place to help us to better understand what we are reading in the Bible by bringing it to life. Each episode from the series is told from the perspective of different biblical figures, all of whom played a pivotal role in Jesus’ life. The final episode explores the special bond between Jesus and Peter, and features Jesus’ loving and unforgettable words, “Feed My Lambs” and ‘Take Care Of my Sheep.” Take a look:

“Jesus: His Life” explores the story of Jesus Christ through a unique lens: the people in his life who were closest to him. Each of the eight chapters is told from the perspective of different biblical figures, all of whom played a pivotal role in Jesus’ life including Joseph, John the Baptist, Mary Mother of Jesus, Caiaphas, Judas Iscariot, Pontius Pilate, Mary Magdalene and Peter.

Each figure takes a turn guiding viewers through the emotional and epic story of the most famous man in history, through his birth, death and resurrection, all conveyed through a combination of scripted drama and interviews with prominent religious and historical experts. Utilizing some of the world’s most respected Biblical scholars, historians, faith leaders and theologians, the series weaves together the canonical Gospels, historical sources and cultural context to create a complete portrait of Jesus – the man and the Messiah.  The series finale airs this Monday, April 15 on The History Channel at 8pm ET/PT.

What Bible verses hold a special place in your heart and have impacted your life? Tell me all about them in the comments below. Been watching "Jesus: His Life"? How has it helped your understanding of the life Jesus led here on earth?


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