somehow I missed July and didn’t post my scripture memory verses . . . I’ll blame it on being on vacation!
so, back in step with the schedule, we are on verse #15.
mine comes from Hosea 14:9
Whoever is wise, let him understand these things;
whoever is discerning, let him know them;
for the ways of the Lord are right,
and the upright walk in them,
but transgressors stumble in them.
Today we post our 12th scripture memory verse.
I was reminded (and moved) again by this passage as it was read at a wedding I attended this past weekend.
103 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
3 who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
5 who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
But this is the one to whom I will look:
he who is humble and contrite in spirit
and trembles at my word.
It’s hard to believe we post verse 10 today! Amazing to have 10 powerful passages in my mind and heart to meditate on. I have relied on these verses more than I imagined and am grateful to see first hand, God’s word, alive and active in me!
This week is Ezekiel 36:26. This verse has been on my heart recently as it was shared as part of a testimony at a recent baptism service at our church.
And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
(Ezekiel 36:26 ESV)
My formal studies in Isaiah are quickly coming to a close, sadly. So, while I am still in it, my memory verses remain in this amazing book.
Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you,
and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you.
For the Lord is a God of justice;
blessed are all those who wait for him.
Today we post our 8th Scripture memory verse for 2011
Teach me your way, O LORD,
that I may walk in your truth;
unite my heart to fear your name.
(Psalm 86:11 ESV)
Beth's words on scripture memory from her blog:
Don’t even think of dropping out of our Scripture Memory Team!
If you let the Word dwell in you richly, I promise you that, when this calendar year closes,
you will have experienced a completely different 12 months than you would have
if you’d let your own opinions, agendas, quandaries, fears, feelings, insecurities,
and bondage dwell in you richly. God’s Word WORKS. He sends it forth with accomplishing power.
Don’t just memorize the words. BELIEVE THEM. Take them all the way to your heart
and apply them to your real, live experience.
I’m a day late with this, but April 1st we posted our seventh scripture memory verse for 2011. I have been so blessed by the passages I’ve memorized so far . . . it has been so powerful to recite God’s Truth to myself when I would rather listen to myself and lies I’m tempted to believe over His Truth!
In studying Isaiah and looking towards Easter, I had to choose this week’s verse from Isaiah 53.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:6 ESV)
I know the consequences of turning to my own way . . . I’m also amazed and blessed to know the love and grace shown to me on the cross.