The other day I was in the car with a colleague, and he made a statement. A statement that put me in the perfect position to defend our Lord and share my faith. However, it didn’t go down that way. I was completely caught off guard and the opportunity slipped before I had a chance to recover from my stumble. I wasn’t ready, I was unprepared. Preparation is something I need daily. With that, I am putting together a list of scriptures that I can ready every day to better prepare my mind for the day ahead. I would love your help with this. If there is a verse that helps prepare you for the day please comment to share below. I’ll be adding this page to the top menu.
Matthew 22:36-40 | The Greatest Commandment
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Proverbs 3:5 | Trust Him
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
Ephesians 6:10-20 | The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
2 Timothy 1:7
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.11 Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
And uphold me by Your generous Spirit. 13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners shall be converted to You.