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!

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




21 comments:

Kaylee Jane said...

my Sunday School class is memorizing Romans 10 we have been for a while 1 verse per week. So this week I am memorizing Romans 10:11 - For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Amanda said...

My first verse for 2013 is a continuation of my memorization of Galatians 6 with verse 13, "For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.”

I look forward to memorizing more of the Lord's precious Word!!

~Amanda
www.withajoyfulnoise.blogspot.com

Lindsey said...

My first verse is actually two... Philippians 2:14&15.

Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.

I'm so excited to start memorizing the Word!

Sierra said...

Just wanted to stop by and say that although I am not doing this this year that I really enjoy doing it in 2012 and I hope to do it again another year, but this year I'm kinda doing my own challenge. I actually memorized ALMOST all of my verses. Almost... Thank you so much for doing this challenge! It really helped me to memorize so many verses! Sierra
Keep growing beautiful!
P.S. A verse I'm really clinging to that I memorized in 2012 is: Let your hope make you glad, be patient in times of trouble and never stop praying. Romans 12:12

Carol said...

My first verse is Ephesians 6:10 Finally be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. This reminds me that my strength comes from Jesus and not myself. A reminder my efforts are inadequate...but God's power is endless and invincible.

Anonymous said...

This seemed appropriate as we start a new year & often have a list of goals & "resolutions" we hope to accomplish.

"Many are the plans of a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails." Proverbs 19:21

Sarah

Kelly-Anne said...

I have chosen Psalm 145 verse 18 as my first verse for 2013!

"The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Him, to all that call upon Him in truth."

Blessings,
Kelly

Anonymous said...

Hello, I was so glad to hear of this challenge to memorize verses =) Thank you to those who got this started
My first verse for 2013 is:
Psa 86:5
"For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee."
- Joanna

Rubies Like Ruth said...

@ Kaylee
What a wonderful way to memorize Scripture - with your Sunday School class! Having others memorizing the same thing helps us stay on track, doesn't it?

~Ana Renee
www.rubieslikeruth.blogspot.com
www.52weeks52verses.blogspot.com

Rubies Like Ruth said...

@ Lindsey
That is a powerful, thought-provoking verse! I am excited to have you join us this year!


~Ana Renee
www.rubieslikeruth.blogspot.com
www.52weeks52verses.blogspot.com

Rubies Like Ruth said...

@ Sierra
Good job for making it almost all the way in 2012!!!!!! I know that God will use those verses in your life.

We'll miss you this year, but I pray that God works in your life as you do your own challenges. Don't forget to keep hiding His Word in your heart!

Romans 12:12 is a good verse to set before us. Thank you for sharing.

~Ana Renee
www.rubieslikeruth.blogspot.com
www.52weeks52verses.blogspot.com

Rubies Like Ruth said...

@ Carol
Amen! Through God we can overcome anything that is before us - even something as simple as the temptation to stop memorizing God's Word! May we remember that we are strong through Him.

~Ana Renee
www.rubieslikeruth.blogspot.com
www.52weeks52verses.blogspot.com

Rubies Like Ruth said...

@ Sarah
Thank you for sharing your verse with us! Yes, it is indeed a good reminder that whatever OUR plans are, GOD'S will is what needs to be done.

~Ana Renee
www.rubieslikeruth.blogspot.com
www.52weeks52verses.blogspot.com

Rubies Like Ruth said...

@ Kelly-Anne
I just memorized Psalm 145:18 last month! :) What a blessing it is to know that God always hears us when we pray to Him - no matter where we are and what we are going through!

~Ana Renee
www.rubieslikeruth.blogspot.com
www.52weeks52verses.blogspot.com

Rubies Like Ruth said...

@ Joanna
We are excited to have you join us in this challenge! I praise the Lord for allowing us to do this and to keep it running - we all need encouragement and help in memorizing God's Word!

I love the Psalms and all of the encouraging verses that it holds! The one you chose is a wonderful reminder of God's character!

~Ana Renee
www.rubieslikeruth.blogspot.com
www.52weeks52verses.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Such a great idea! :)

http://andlovewillfindyou.blogspot.com/2013/01/live-while-waiting.html

J said...

Week1
"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love is from God and everyone who loves has been fathered by God and knows God. The person who does not love does not know God because God is love."
1 John 4:7-8
J

Rubies Like Ruth said...

@J

Thanks for sharing your verse with us!

~Ana Renee
www.rubieslikeruth.blogspot.com
www.52weeks52verses.blogspot.com

Amy said...

My Memory Verse: "For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11

Rubies Like Ruth said...

@Anonymous

Thank you! I praise the Lord for giving me this idea and allowing it to come into fruition. It is only by His strength that we can keep things like this going - and I pray that it will benefit all those who participate.

~Ana Renee
www.rubieslikeruth.blogspot.com
www.52weeks52verses.blogspot.com

Rubies Like Ruth said...

@Amy

What a comforting verse that we can cling to - God is looking down and seeing the WHOLE picture and leading us with His loving care!

~Ana Renee
www.rubieslikeruth.blogspot.com
www.52weeks52verses.blogspot.com