Proverbs 3: 5-6
Many years ago, I received a bible from my parents for a graduation gift from high school. In it, they had inscribed on the first page, a personal note to me, with the verse from Proverbs listed above. Like many high school graduates, I had no idea of what life choices , and peaks and valleys I would encounter on my way to adulthood and beyond. However, once when I faced a situation that seemed insurmountable, I reached for that old bible for comfort and was immediately reminded through the words in those two short verses that I didn't need to face life's challenges on my own. That by trusting in Christ, and acknowledging His Lordship over my life, I could not only trust in Him, but depend upon His word for direction in any situation. Afterwords, I memorized that scripture, and have called upon it's power hundreds of times throughout my life. Ps. 119:11 says,"Thy Word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against God" It's all about putting on the whole armor of God, so that we are ready to face the spiritual warfare, we ARE going to face daily.
Needless to say,several years ago, I wrote that same verse down ,( along with a few others) and laminated it as a gift to my son to carry with him in his wallet. How overjoyed I was recently to see him pull it out of his wallet and show me he still carried with him. Share your favorite verses with your children; it'll last a lifetime!