Proverbs 9:10

The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. - Proverbs 9:10

Isaiah 32:17

Isaiah 32:17 NIV

"The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever."

Psalm 130:4

Psalm 130:4 NIV

"But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you."


Psalm 138:3

Psalm 138:3 NIV

"When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me."


1 Peter 5:10

1 Peter 5:10 NIV

"And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast."

1 peter 5_10

Psalm 51:1, 2

Psalm 51:1, 2 NIV

"Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin."


1 John 4:7, 8

1 John 4:7, 8 NIV

"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love."


Titus 3:8

Titus 3:8 NIV

"This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone."

Acts 2:38

Acts 2:38 NIV

"Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."


Mark 1:35

Mark 1:35 NIV


"Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed."

Romans 12:9, 10

Romans 12:9, 10 NIV


"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves."

1 Corinthians 2:16

1 Corinthians 2:16 NIV


"for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ."

1 Corinthians 13:8

1 Corinthians 13:8 NIV


"Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away."

James 4:13-15

James 4:13-15 NIV


"Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”"

Psalm 119:15

Psalm 119:15 NIV

"I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways."


John 2:19

John 2:19 NIV

"Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.”"

His will

The secret of the Christian life is that we commit ourselves fully to God. If we surrender our wills to God, what happens doesn't make us angry. If God doesn't give us what we want and ask for, our faith is strong enough to say, "Not my will, but Yours." 


True Destiny


Love is our true destiny. 

We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another. 

We do not discover the secret of our lives merely by study and calculation in our own isolated meditations. 

The meaning of our life is a secret that has to be revealed to us in love, by the one we love. And if this love is unreal, the secret will not be found, the meaning will never reveal itself, the message will never be decoded. 

At best, we will receive a scrambled and partial message, one that will deceive and confuse us. 

We will never be fully real until we let ourselves fall in love - either with another human person or with God.

- Thomas Merton