Good Morning everyone!
I am so excited to be starting back the Scripture Memory Challenge posts. If you want to participate it is very easy. Just post the scripture that you will be learning and your name. Then learn it before we post another one on the 15th of the month! You do NOT have to be a member of our church to memorize scripture with us! And there is no shame or condemnation allowed on this blog! If it takes more than one cycle for you to learn...that is perfectly fine...just keep trying! I will be praying for the Lord to do a mighty work in your life surrounding your verse. You will NEVER waste a single minute on scripture memory...He will bless your obedience!
I will never forget my first memory verse...Ps 150:6 "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!". I have remembered it many times when I did not feel like praising...but through it God reminded me...EVERYTHING must praise the Lord! And my spirit lifted immediately!
For those of you that know me well know that I feel VERY strongly about putting God's Word in your head and your heart! How many times can you quote something your "momma used to say" or your "children always say"? The reason you can quote them is because you spend (or spent) large amounts of time talking with them and listening to them. One could ask that if you truly "love the Lord with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength" (Mark 12:30 if you are wondering...hehe)...are you investing appropriate time in building a personal relationship with Jesus? A more personal relationship than with your spouse, children, parents, etc! Do you know things that "Jesus used to say"? And do you apply them in daily life? Ouch...
So my verse this time is:
Phil 2:3 (NIV)
"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. "
Let's hear your verses! And be a blessing to someone today!