Life Verses – Much Required

Searching His Word
 Seeking His Heart

We will conclude this series of life verses with two more today.

You may remember that I went through a trying time during my mother’s bout with dementia. For a while we slowly adjusted and she had many good days. But with each hospital visit, her health and cognitive abilities declined. My daughter’s mother-in-law made a sweet little plaque that I kept in mother’s room. I mentioned it to mother a few times and she looked at it, but in reality, it was more for me. It read:

BE: Joyful in hope

Patient in affliction

Faithful in Prayer

Romans 12:12

More than once, I prayed to be joyful, patient, and faithful. Now I have that plaque on a little stand in my office. I look at it often, remembering that these are worthy attributes at any times in life and a reminder that our life verses come to us over and over. God’s word is constantly active.

I will conclude with one more verse, one that has hovered over me since I was in high school.

It became apparent to me early in life that I was greatly blest. I had a loving family who taught me values and to love God’s Word. Though we moved often, we had nice homes, found friendly churches and I made new friends. I dressed well, made good grades at school, and found interest and talent in music. I actively participated at church and had leadership positions at times.

So many blessings.

Jesus told his disciples,

From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. Luke 12:48

I learned it simply as “To whom much is given, much is required.”

When I was a senior in high school, we were asked to give our mottos for the yearbook. I chose “To whom much is given, much is required.”

It has been a driving force for me and still is today.

There are many other verses I could mention and I’m sure you have many as well. The Lord impresses them on us at various stages of our lives, uniquely offering them just when we need them most. I pray you might be ever searching, ever seeking the words he has for you.

~ Joyce ~

4 thoughts on “Life Verses – Much Required

    • Joyce Cordell Post author

      Mary Jean, I don’t remember mentioning that verse a lot, but it does live with me. I guess it was what attracted your gifts and other’s gifts to me and caused me to preach “use the gifts He’s given you.”


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