Monday, November 29, 2010


Our church does the Advent thing during this season and this year the pastor is preaching on different names for Jesus. Yesterday was on Wonderful Counselor. He gave many wonderful verses and I thought it was so appropiate to receive these verses and just be in awe of how great and wonderful God is. One thing he said that was so true is that, it isn't just a "nice" thing that we have Jesus as a Counselor for our lives, but that we NEED Him to be our Counselor. There is no way we could do this life without Him guiding us. Check out these great verses to inspire you and put you in awe and gratefulness for our Savior that was given to us.

Exodus 15: 11-13

11 “Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods?
Who is like you, majestic in holiness,
awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?
12 You stretched out your right hand;
the earth swallowed them.

13 “You have led in your steadfast love the people whom you have redeemed;
you have guided them by your strength to your holy abode.

Jeremiah 32:17-19

17 ‘Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.18 You show steadfast love to thousands, but you repay the guilt of fathers to their children after them, O great and mighty God, whose name is the Lord of hosts, 19 great in counsel and mighty in deed, whose eyes are open to all the ways of the children of man, rewarding each one according to his ways and according to the fruit of his deeds.

Romans 11: 33-36

33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

34 “For who has known the mind of the Lord,
or who has been his counselor?”
35 “Or who has given a gift to him
that he might be repaid?”

36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Proverbs 2:6-11

6 For the Lord gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
7 he stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
he is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
8 guarding the paths of justice
and watching over the way of his saints.
9 Then you will understand righteousness and justice
and equity, every good path;
10 for wisdom will come into your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;
11 discretion will watch over you,
understanding will guard you,

James 1:5-8 (the obvious verse about wisdom from God!)

5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

Like I said our church does Advent and my church growing up did Advent too. Advent refers to the coming of Christ as told by the prophets, it literally means "coming". Many of us do the Advent Calendar starting Dec 1st till the 25th, well this Advent starts the 4th Sunday before Christmas and candles are lit every Sunday with a passage read, and then again on Christmas Eve. It is a great reminder to us what was given to us this Christmas Season...a Savior.


Casey Martinez said...

Thanks for this beautiful post elissa. It is so important to focus on the king of kings always but extra special to celebrate him first and foremost during this super busy season. Love the verses and now I will think about how I would like to do this in our home

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the helpful post! I would not have gotten this otherwise!