I have a personal announcement to make, but instead of making it easy and just telling you, I thought it would be fun to share a simple puzzle. Solve the puzzle to find the word that reveals the secret of what crazy thing is going on in my life right now. So, who can solve it?
Here's the puzzle - it's a list of verses from the New International Version of Bible:
Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.-- Psalm 103:1
Run with perseverance the race marked out for us. --Hebrews 12:1
Encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. -- 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. – 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. – Philippians 3:12
As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him. -- Psalm 18:30
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. –2 Thessalonians 3:16
Then Hannah prayed and said: "My heart rejoices in the LORD; in the LORD my horn is lifted high.” --1 Samuel 2:1
The last verse is an additional clue. So, can you figure out the word that reveals the shocker?