My March 2017 #FavoriteBibleVerses delivered by @GoTandem

In September 2013, a man in Hong Kong explained to me that his companies research (link below) showed that engaging with the bible at least 4 times per week could change peoples lives. They built a free mobile app called GoTandem to help facilitate their findings. I downloaded the app the evening after we met and have been using it ever since. When you start, the app has a brief survey that then enables bible verses to be custom tailored. I’ve retaken taken the survey a couple times to adjust the bible verses to my circumstances. Below are my favorite bible verses from March 2017.

Details about the research:

“The Power of 4 Effect A key discovery from the CBE research is that the life of someone who engages scripture 4 or more times a week looks radically different from the life of someone who does not. In fact, the lives of Christians who do not engage the Bible most days of the week are statistically the same as the lives of non-believers.” – Link for more details about research


My March 2017 favorite bible verses.

  • Body and Soul

    Use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. Romans 6:13

  • Revenge Recipe

    Never pay back evil with more evil. Romans 12:17

  • Trouble Times Fifty Billion

    Troubles multiply for those who chase after other gods. Psalm 16:4

  • Fire Tongue

    The tongue is a flame of fire…a whole world of wickedness…It can set your whole life on fire. James 3:6

  • Take Up Your Cross

    “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me.” Mark 8:34

  • Concerned With the Heart

    “Anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Matthew 5:28

  • Don’t be a Slave

    Even though I am allowed to do anything, I must not become a slave to anything. 1 Corinthians 6:12

  • Heartguard

    “Guard your heart; remain loyal to the wife of your youth.” Malachi 2:15

  • Protective Peace

    [God’s] peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

  • Think and Exercise

    Think clearly and exercise self-control. 1 Peter 1:13

  • Broken Bodies, Raised Anew

    Our bodies are buried in brokenness, but they will be raised in glory. 1 Corinthians 15:43

  • Dubloons and Emeralds

    “Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” Matthew 6:21

  • The Wasting Power of Refusal

    When I refused to confess my sin, my body wasted away, and I groaned all day long. Psalm 32:3

  • Cravings

    The world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, [and] a craving for everything we see. 1 John 2:16

  • Lasting

    Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the LORD will be greatly praised. Proverbs 31:30

  • A New Hymn

    He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Psalm 40:3

  • Who’s the Boss?

    Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Colossians 3:23

  • Protecting Others

    Accept other believers who are weak in faith, and don’t argue with them about what they think is right or wrong. Romans 14:1

  • Satisfaction Breeds Complacency

    “But when you had eaten and were satisfied, you became proud and forgot me” [says the LORD]. Hosea 13:6

About GettingCloserToOurGod

This blog is written by Todd Christenson. He was raised in Nebraska and currently lives on Long Island in New York. Though out my childhood, my family attended church. We prayed together at meals. I thought I was prepared for life. After college, I moved to New York City. Shy, unsure of myself, building an identity in worldly things, increasingly prideful, self-righteousness, a controlling nature. In 2013, God spoke through someone, suggesting I confess my sins. I did. I realized that every day, I’d been glorifying myself, not God. Today, God’s teaching me to have my identity in Him, only, my dependency in Him, not myself, being who He wants me to be, not the world, loving Him first, loving others as myself.
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