And whatsoever ye do, do [it] heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
Like you, these verses in Colossians help me keep things in perspective.
I especially apply these verses to my tournament play. I may not put up very good numbers, but I can witness to other players in my "attitude of gratitude".
One (two) of my favorite verses: Romans 12: 1,2
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. And be not conformed (molded into shape by outside forces) to this world: but be ye transformed (metamorphosis; change from within, like a butterfly in a chrysallis that is changed by God) by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
yeah there are so many good ones,i cant pick any 1 so i,ll just share one that my 9 year old says he likes ;john 14:6 when jesus says to thomas "i am the way,the truth and the life, NO one can come to the father except through me"
here r the ones my son put in a GODS PROMISES BOX that he made in sunday school last sunday......1 john1:9 , luke 2:11 , phillipeans 4:19 , romans 8:28 , 1 john 2:24,25 , 6:31-33 , john 14:15-17 two more verses that i always thought were very interesting , ( gonna make u work 4 these) somewhere early in genesis, round day 5 i believe, when god says LET US make a man........also ??????? somewhere???????? scripture talking about john the baptist says somthing like ,& he shall never drink strong drink, i,m thinking this might be so becausse god didnt want anyone to not trust the credibility of johns words....that it was drunk talk.
One of my very favorite is Psalms 103:1-4.
Bless the Lord oh my soul; And all that is within me bless His holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Who forgives all your (my) iniquites,
Who heals all your (my) diseases,
Who redeems your (my) life from destruction,
Who crowns you (me) with lovingkindness and tender mercies.