10 Bible Verses for 2020


Words have tremendous power in our lives. They can build us up into strong towers and break us down to piles of rubble. We must have words in our lives to build us up. So this year I’m starting here.

I believe that the words of God will give us life we could not even imagine.

So this year, I decided to pick some Bible verses which will be mantras for my life this year. I plan on memorizing them, which is something I am terrible at, and I intend to live by these verses.

These Bible verses will bring extraordinary life to me this year. And I’m hopeful that I will see heaven come to earth in my life through these words.

And so, I wanted to share these verses with you. To encourage you as they encourage me. And see if we can all make a difference in our world.

These passages of scripture apply to different areas of my life. I will share the passage and a few thoughts after each portion.

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

— Romans 12:2

My faith is central to my life. If I am to live my faith out as it is God’s will, then I must learn to understand his will. And so, I want to do so by renewing my mind in prayer, scripture, meditation, and the Holy Spirit.

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity os Spirit through the bond of peace.”

— Ephesians 4:2–3

Unity, connection, humility, patience and love or so important to a marriage. If you can live these our in your marriage, you can see amazing changes and strengthen relationship.

“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in ones youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.” — Psalm 127:3–5

Children are a blessing to parents. But we need to remember, arrows are shot out from the bow. One day, they will go. And we have the duty of crafting our arrows to fly true through the air.

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”

— 1 Corinthians 6:19–20

Honestly, we could look at this verse a lot of different ways. But I loser how we can honor God with our health. If we are healthy, we are able to serve God and love people better.

“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” — 3 John 1:2

Our emotions and mind can determine so much of our lives from our health to our success. We need to continually grow in knowledge and understanding while learning to understand what our emotions are telling us in order to be healthy.

“Well done good and faithful servant. You have been faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.”

— Matthew 25:21

I believe that our finances are a gift from God. And he has give us responsibility with this gift to steward it well. When we do this, he is pleased with us, and his pleasure in us gives us access to tremendous joy.

“Each if you should use whatever gifts you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s Grace in its various forms.”

— 1 Peter 4:10

We all have special gifts, skills, talents and so on. And God wants us to use these to serve others. If you are a gifted teacher, then teach. If you are a writer, then write. Use your gifts.

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”

— Proverbs 4:23

Not everyone has perfect family upbringings. And even if you do, as we get older and start families of our own, our extended family begins to need proper boundaries. This way we can focus on the family we grow as adults.

“Walk with the wise and become wiser; associate with fools and get in trouble.”

— Proverbs 13:20

We need to take great care of the people around us. Someone once said we are the cumulation of you five closest friends. If this is so, we should choose our friends wisely and keep others further from our inner circles.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” — Colossians 3:23

We all have to work. Sometimes we hate our jobs and sometimes we love our jobs. But one thing is for sure, we have called to work our jobs at a high standard as though we are workin for God directly.

Choose Your Own

These are not the only passages of scripture to use for these areas of life. They seem to be the most applicable to my life.

I would like to encourage your to pick a few Bible verses this year and begin to memorize them. As you do this, you will see a change in your life. And you world may start to change too.