Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Scripture Memory Round 12

Wow - I cannot believe it's already time for the 12th verse of 2009. That means we are already halfway through this year. Time SO flies, and I have to wonder at what I have accomplished thus far in 2009.
I truly want this to be a Jesus year....a year of surrender, and a year that the Holy Spirit fills me up richly with His abiding, truthful presence.
For much of this year, I have felt out of control. There has been so much uncertainty with the economy (which directly affects my 100% commission job); I have started a new business (Scentsy); and I have been working on a book proposal, a 10-minute teaching, and a 700 word article for a writer's conference I am attending at the end of July.
The one thing I have to remember when the world is spinning around me, is that Jesus is the Prince of Peace. There is nothing under His authority that is out of control. Perhaps the reason I feel so overwhelmed is because I have not surrendered to His authority with some of these situations. How I long to automatically give everything to Him before I am even out of bed in the morning.
What would my life be like if I did give every piece of me to Jesus? I do know that when I do, I am not only filled with His love and peace - I experience a weightless joy.
So here is my verse for Scripture Memory #12. This is a prayer of David that I want to meditate on over the next two weeks......and I pray this becomes my soul's own joy.

"O God, you are my God,
earnestly I seek You;
my soul thirsts for You,
my body longs for You,
in a dry and weary land
where there is no water.

I have seen You in Your sanctuary
and beheld Your power and Your glory.
Because Your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify You.
I will praise You as long as I live,
and in Your name I will lift up my hands.

My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise You.

On my bed I remember You;
I think of You through the watches of the night.
Because You are my help,
I will sing in the shadow of Your wings.
My soul clings to You;
Your right hand upholds me.

They who seek my life will be destroyed;
they will go down to the depths of the earth.
They will be given over to the sword
and become food for jackals.

But the princess (that's me) will rejoice in God;
all who swear by God's name will praise Him,
while the mouths of liars will be silenced."

~Psalms 63

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Scripture Memory Round 11

Here is my 11th memory verse for 2009!!

Just look over the fact that I never posted verses 8,9, and 10. I did them....just failed to post! :)

Ephesians 6:14-17

"Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God."
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