Let me say that if you're one of those folks who's had a "Life Verse", good for you. I'm glad. I don't care if you saw it written in the sky in Constantine fashion or found it on a bumper sticker in a gift shop in Pigeon Forge. If there's a verse that you have hung your life on, that's awesome.
Somewhere along the line, I never got one. I'm not sure if they were passed out in Sunday School and I'd missed it or what the heck happened. I have some passages that are incredibly dear to my heart, but I've never been able to isolate a life verse. I have my secret suspicions that those verse designations weren't even there in the original text. No joke.
Anyway, thanks to today's reading of 1 Kings 18, I am able to announce the launching of my Life Verse. At least, my Life Verse of the day.
I Kings 18:17
"Is that you, you troubler of Israel?"
I know, it's not quite as epic as some, and it has no poetic ring to it, but I like it. I like the fact that Elijah was a man known by the establishment as a trouble maker. It feels like most of what I've seen the church do is be an irritation to the establishment rather than cause real trouble. I want God to use me to create real havoc in the spirit realm - to dislodge demons and worry spirits. I want an unrighteous society to wonder 'what is the church going to do next?' I want to cause serious trouble for good.
Maybe I can get Kelsey to cross stitch me a pillow or something with my Life Verse of the Day.