Hello Everyone,

So ever-since I published my #ChristianPlaylist articles (feel free to check them out if you want) , I have been getting quite a lot of messages, where people encouraged me to keep writing articles about Christianity. Which I am doing right now, I will be sharing with you guys my favourite bible verses of all time.

Without further ado, let's get s t a r t e d ..

My Favourite Bible Verses

1.

“For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” - Jeremiah 29:11

This verse gives me hope in times of despair, or when my heart feels anxious and full of doubts. And it made me realise how worrying is not going to fix anything, and that our heart is deceitful (Jeremiah 17:9), and the words of God will always stay true.

2.

"Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. And God showed his love for us by sending his only Son into the world, so that we might have life through him. This is what love is: it is not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the means by which our sins are forgiven." - 1 John 4:8-10

That He loved the world so much, He sent his only Son to Earth. And how God loved the world so much, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. These words always teared me up so badly from time to time, and how so very undeserving of us for Christ to sacrificed Himself (for a wretch like us?), so that God might gain our LOVE for Him.

3.

" Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path." - Psalm 119:105

Another encouraging verse, to always be hopeful, because God is always with us.

4.

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men." - Colossians 3:23

I really love this quote so much, to always do everything with love and sincere. Whether it is an exam, finding a job, learning, or helping someone, to always love what you are doing, because you are not doing it for the world but for God. Let all that you do be done in LOVE ~ 1 Corinthians 16:14

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"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

The verse has basically described God's love for us, how graceful and kind His nature is. Not only it speaks up about God's love, but portraying the definition of what a true love is. And sometimes we tend to ponder, "Is he the right guy for me?", think about love as an action and not just mere of expression. Our Father in Heaven never at the slightest has interfered with our choice of finding a significant other, but He does has ideal, just like us. And the verse above has given us a glimpse of what a true love should be and what God likes. All because of the love of God, and that He does not want you to go astray, He has described what true love is and how it could lead to a healthy relationship.

I have learned to grow & mature over the years, to know what a healthy and toxic relationship is. From hearing friends talking about their breakups to me, seeing other people's relationship and of course through overcoming my first heart-break from my first love when I was in high school. I may not be the type of girl who is clingy over an ex, or wanting to confess to him that "Can we still be together, because I still love you deeply" (the break up was mutual btw), I was the opposite, I was cold, bitter and pretended to be strong, to shoe that I have moved on from him. But deep down, I cared for him and still wanting to talk to him, still checked on his latest stories on snapchat and facebook, and still goes happy every-time I noticed he still checked on me on snapchat and facebook as well. But the most important aspect is, how deceitful our heart is?, (Jeremiah 17:9), to care for someone who clearly does not deserve you at the slightest bit, to care for someone who probably does not care about you anymore because he has found another lover, to care for someone who made the relationship turned to toxic. I was indeed blinded by my emotions, i kept thinking "Why would I still fall and care for someone who is not beneficial for me? And that I gain nothing from him but only drives my sanity?", I was aware of the wrongs, but my heart still desired him so much, I was stupid. All I could think of was the happy moments and the years we had been together (we were together for 1.5 years), I was proud to be with my first love for 1 YEAR! Yes, that's how crazy our emotions could drive us, how our heart could even made you to be very prideful over a one-digit number. And I have learned a lot about emotions from my very own experience and with others, good and bad ones, how emotions could still affect us and interfere with our daily life.

And... Hope my very own personal story could be eye-opening to you guys out there who are also struggling with controlling emotions. Always remember what God has said about emotions numerous times in the Bible,

"The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?" - Jeremiah 17:9
"But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, ..." - Galatians 5:16
"Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good." - Romans 12:9

T H E - E N D

- stay tune for #2!

God Bless,

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