I wear three rings almost every day. Some people do tattoos; I do rings and sometimes bracelets. They each have a special significance. I get asked about them from time to time…
First, the heart ring. People often think I’m married by this ring because I wear it on my wedding ring finger, so at a quick glance I could see where that is assumed. Inscripted on the inside of it are the words, “My heart belongs to Jesus.” Before anyone or anything else, He has my heart. He is first and He is enough. There is no person or no thing that can fill the place He fills; my heart is His!
One ring has the words, “Quench not the Spirit. 1 Th. 5:19”. I originally submitted it to be made in NIV, but it wouldn’t fit, so that is why it is in KJV. I also have rings for “Rejoice Always”, “Pray Continually,” “Give thanks in all”, so this was the final verse of 1 Thessalonians 5:16-19 and the line people often leave off as people often recite, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances.” It just so happened that the others in the line of verses weren’t quite fitting my fingers right, but this one did and ultimately, this one really spoke to me as a reminder to always follow the Spirit’s leading. When I am prompted by the Spirit, I don’t ever want to hesitate!
The final ring, the “;” has a couple of meanings to me. It states, “By His Grace” on the inside. This is His testimony for my life because the truth is that every step forward I make in life is by His grace. Life can be a tough journey but, by His grace, He is always leading me forward. A lot of people have semicolon jewelry or tattoos and this universally symbolizes a point we reached where we felt we couldn’t continue on, but did (be that by our own choice or by the will of God). So, for me, the next words after the “;” would start with, “by His grace.”