Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Week 5 of 52!

But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
Matthew 20:26

This goes totally contrary to our natural flesh and to the teachings of the world. We believe that to be great, we much “exert ourselves.” However, as children of God, we are commanded to be different. We are not to “exercise dominion over them {or} exercise authority over them” (Matthew 20:25). Like our example, Jesus Christ, we are to be servants, humbling down from our pride to serve others.

What verse are you memorizing this week?
Please share your thoughts with us!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Week 4 of 52!

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
Proverbs 12:15
All throughout our life, we will face situations that test which way we will take. Will we be like the fool and go our own way? Or will we seek and follow counsel?
As I pondered the last part of this verse, I began to think of those from whom we are to get counsel. Pastors, parents, and older men and women immediately came to my mind. But, the Lord brought another counselor to my mind: His Word. Psalm 119:24 says, “Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors.” How often do I seek God’s Word for counsel? And how often do I hearken to that counsel?
May it always be my goal to lean not on my understanding, but go to God for His wise counsel and guidance.
What verse did you memorize this week?
Did the Lord bring another verse to your mind which parallels your memory verse?
This is the last verse for January! Congratulations for those of you who have faithfully memorized the first four verses in our challenge! If you have a moment, why don't you consider stopping by and updating us with your memory verses for January?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Verse 3 of 52

 “Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speaking. As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.” (1 Peter 2:1-3)

As I memorized these verses, the Lord showed me two key points for growth:
1) We must lay aside some things
          (malice – depravity, trouble; guile – a trick, wile; hypocrisies – acting under a feigned part, deceit; envies – ill-will, jealousy; evil-speakings – defamations)
2) We must desire God’s Word

With these two points applied, we can fruitfully grow in God’s Word.

What verse(s) did you memorize this week?
What does it mean to you?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Verse 2 of 52!

“In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.”
Proverbs 14:23

We all like to dream big dreams and even talk about them with our friends and family. But this verse reminds us that talking does not get the job done; only work does. As we are in the commencement of a new year, may we strive to work and not talk!

What is the memory verse that you have chosen this week? What does it mean to you?

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Week 1 of 52

Here we are again! Starting back with "verse 1 of 52." Last year was an amazing year of memorization, and I pray that this little blog has encouraged a few girls and women to memorize more of God's precious Word - even if it is not exactly 52 verses each year.

As we start our second year of weekly memorization, I encourage you to comment with the verses you memorize throughout this year. Even if you are not "keeping up" with 52-verses in a year, we would love to see what other sisters-in-Christ are memorizing!

My first verse for 2013 is one that I felt good as a good reminder:
"For the LORD shall be thy confidence,
and shall keep thy foot from being taken."
Proverbs 3:26

When I accepted Christ as my Savior, I placed my total confidence in Him. To move that confidence to man, politics, guns, or other "safeties" is wrong. As I memorized my verse, I was reminded of Psalm 118:8-9, "It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes."

In 2013, may we fully rest in the confidence that we have in God Almighty!

What verse are you clinging to for 2013?? Even if it is not your memory verse, we would still love to hear!