It's the 1st of the month. . .scripture memory posting day.
I have tried to memorize scripture in the past, but before this year, I couldn't recall many verses from memory, except
John 3:16 of course,
Proverbs 3:5-7, my life scripture ,
I Thessalonians 5:11,
Proverbs 17:17, and
III John 4,
and not all of these, all of the time, correctly, with scripture reference.
Now, before the 1st and 15th of each month, I am searching His word for the verse He has for me to meditate on and memorize, and it is always so hard to choose just one. The Bible really is so good!
Last week, I had been trying to find something special to work on this month.
I didn't want it to be James 1:19-20 NIV, but the Lord kept putting it on my heart, because I need it.
My dear brothers (Sister Sandy!)
take note of this:
Everyone should be quick to listen,
slow to speak, and
slow to become angry,
for a man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.
He also gave me Proverbs 3:3NIV
Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
I was thinking about working on the Beattitudes, Matthew 5. Our pastor just finished a series using that passage before beginning Celebrate Recovery tonight.
This morning, I hurried to see what Beth had chosen, to see if maybe it would speak to me. . .
and it did!
Psalm 112:1-8 NIV
1 Praise the Lord.
Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who finds great delight in his commands.
2 His children will be mighty in the land;
the generation of the upright will be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.
4 Even in darkness, light dawns for the upright,
for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man.
5 Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely,who conducts his affairs with justice.
6 Surely, he will never be shaken, a righteous man will be remembered forever.
7 He will have no fear of bad news;
His heart is steadfast trusting in the Lord.
8 His heart is secure, he will have no fear;
in the end, he will look in triumph on his foes.
Relating the above passage to my life:
verse 1:It's always great to begin by praising the Lord! This is one of several verses in
the Bible that tells us that we are blessed when we fear the Lord and delight in
verse 2: My children are all 3 doing great things for the Lord right now. They are growing
in their walk with Him, serving Him, and He is blessing them. I have faith in their
verse 3: We are blessed and "rich" spiritually.
verse 4: Even in darkness light dawns for the upright,
for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man. (and woman)
verse 5: Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely,
who conducts his affairs with justice.
verse 6: For me, this verse relates to my desire to leave a legacy for my children.
verse 7: Beth was exactly right about this verse for parents. This was great for me today.
(as Jase just left for Super Summer, a Christian leadership camp and Kalyn
is working at Falls Creek all summer.)
We are always praying for all 3 of our children, our daughter in-law and and our
verse 8: His (her) heart is secure, (she) will have NO FEAR;
in the end, he (she) will look in triumph on his (her) foes.
What scripture are you working on memorizing?