Some dear ladies in my town own a wonderful tea company called Tumblewood Teas. They are always blending new flavors of tea, from Lemon Beehive Honeybush to Petticoat Peppermint to Sweet Grass Celebration to Prairie Spice Pear. I want to try them all, but sometimes I get stuck on a favorite for a few months. It’s the same way for me with Bible verses. There are so many wonderful verses to memorize and pray, yet I often focus on my same favorite verses for weeks at a time. So, today we’re brewing a new blend of verses with Jesus as our Cornerstone. Sit with Jesus for a CUPP of Rockin’ Rock TEA today! Use these verses as conversation starters as you pray with Jesus all week long.
T for Thanksgiving:
Who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, in which were fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty land where there was no water; who brought water for you out of the flinty ROCK. Deuteronomy 8:15 (NKJV)
He made him ride in the heights of the earth,
That he might eat the produce of the fields;
He made him draw honey from the rock,
And oil from the flinty ROCK. Deuteronomy 32:13 (NKJV)
E for Exalting:
He is the ROCK, His work is perfect;
For all His ways are justice,
A God of truth and without injustice;
Righteous and upright is He. Deuteronomy 32:4 (NKJV)
No one is holy like the Lord,
For there is none besides You,
Nor is there any ROCK like our God. 1 Samuel 2:2 (NKJV)
The Lord is my ROCK and my fortress and my deliverer;
The God of my strength, in whom I will trust;
My shield and the horn of my salvation,
My stronghold and my refuge;
My Savior, You save me from violence. 2 Samuel 22:2-3 (NKJV)
The Lord lives!
Blessed be my ROCK!
Let God be exalted,
The ROCK of my salvation! 2 Samuel 22:47 (NKJV)
But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the STONES would immediately cry out.” Luke 19:40 (NKJV)
A for Admitting:
Of the ROCK who begot you, you are unmindful,
And have forgotten the God who fathered you. Deuteronomy 32:18 (NKJV)
In God is my salvation and my glory;
The ROCK of my strength,
And my refuge, is in God. Psalm 51:12 (NKJV)
C for Calling:
For You are my ROCK and my fortress;
Therefore, for Your name’s sake,
Lead me and guide me. Psalm 31:3 (NKJV)
Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the ROCK. Matthew 7:24 (NKJV)
U is for Understanding our story:
He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a ROCK,
And established my steps. Psalm 40:2 (NKJV)
P is for Promises:
For in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a ROCK. Psalm 27:5 (NKJV)
P is for Petitioning:
To You I will cry, O Lord my ROCK: Do not be silent to me, Lest, if You are silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit. Psalm 28:1 (NKJV)
Bow down Your ear to me,
Deliver me speedily;
Be my ROCK of refuge,
A fortress of defense to save me. Psalm 31:2 (NKJV)
From the end of the earth I will cry to You,
When my heart is overwhelmed;
Lead me to the ROCK that is higher than I. Psalm 61:2 (NKJV)
Today’s TEA CUPP: While you sip your Rockin’ Rock TEA today, enjoy this old hymn, On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand. May Jesus be our ROCK in every area of our lives, now and always.
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.
When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.
His oath, His covenant, His blood
Support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.
When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found;
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.
Edward Mote, ca.1834
Scripture from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.