So last January, I signed up for SSMT 2011
(Seista Scripture Memory Team)
Beth Moore and the girls over at LPM,
invited us to memorize Scripture with them,
at the rate of two a month,
on the 1st and 15th.
So I KNEW that this was for me.
I did this in 2009, but I didn't finish strong at all.
I was not happy about that.
But this year, I knew that God would have me try again.
Anytime you can hide His Word in your heart,
is a good thing.
So I started January 1st,
and here it is December 18th,
and I'm so happy to say,
I now have 24 verses memorized and hidden in my heart.
Memorizing Scripture has changed me.
I say my verses every night after we go to bed and our nestled in for the night.
Generally, I have said my verses listening to my husband
breathe sweetly next to me,
and often our Sir Cuteness has lent his sweet breath to my Scripture memorization as well.
It has been life changing for me.
I have had a tough year.
Not gonna cover it over with smiley faces and fancy words here.
And as we come to the end of 2011,
and as I keep saying my memory verses every night,
I see God's hand in it all.
And I am so grateful.
He has led me and guided me,
and for all my mistakes and failures,
He has loved me.
And loves me still.
It is truly AMAZING!!!
So what I would like to do is type all 24 verses from memory.
To the Praise and Glory of His Name!!!!!
"I am still confident of this,
I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD,
be strong and take heart,
and wait for the LORD."
"Be still and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations.
I will be exalted in the earth."
"Thou wilt keep Him in perfect peace
whose mind is stayed on Thee,
because He trusteth in Thee."
II Corinthians 7:10
"Godly sorrow brings repentence that leads to salvation
and leaves no regret,
but wordly sorrow brings death."
"For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world
to be holy and blameless in His sight.
In love He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ,
in accordance with His pleasure and will."
"Ahh Sovereign LORD,
You made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and out-stretched arm.
Nothing is too hard for You."
"He will have no fear of bad news,
his heart is steadfast,
trusting in the LORD."
"Those who cling to worthless idols
forfeit the grace that could be theirs."
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
"You are the light of the world.
A city on a hill cannot be hidden."
"My heart is steadfast O God,
my heart is steadfast.
I will sing and make melody."
"In Him, we have redemption,
the forgiveness of sins,
in accordance to the riches of God's grace that He lavished on us
with all wisdom and understanding."
"Consequently, He is able to save to the uttermost
those who draw near to God through Him,
since He always lives to make intercession for them."
"No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them.
And I will raise him up on the last day."
"My LORD will fight for you.
You need only to be still."
"He is before all things and in Him all things hold together."
"Have I not commanded you?
Be strong and courageous.
Do not be frightened;
Do not be dismayed.
For the LORD you God is with you wherever you go."
"Commit you way to the LORD.
Trust in Him and He will do this:
He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn;
the justice of your cause like the noon day sun."
I Peter 1:3-4
"In this you greatly rejoice,
though now for a little while,
you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.
These have come, so that your faith,
of greater worth than gold,
which perishes though refined by fire,
may be proved genuine and may result in praise , glory and honor,
when Jesus Christ is revealed."
"I pray that out of His glorious riches,
He may strengthen you with power,
through His Spirit,
in your inner being."
I Peter 3:3-4
"Your beauty should not come from outward adornment,
such as braided hair,
and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes.
it should be that of your inner self,
the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet Spirit,
which is of great worth in God's sight."
"I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Glorious Father,
may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation,
so that you may know Him better."
"Rejoice in the LORD always,
I will say it again Rejoice.
Let your gentleness be evident to all,
the LORD is near."
I Peter 4:8-9
"Above all, love one another deeply,
because love covers over a multitude of sins.
Offer hospitatilty to everyone without grumbling."
Okay, so there are my 24 verses, and I have to tell you that all of those were from memory EXCEPT for the last one. I am still memorizing this one, so I had to look it up. I didn't quite have it all right.
So what about 2012?
Well, I will be memorizing Scripture, two a month, just like this year.
I can't imagine not doing it now.
It has enhanced and enriched my life so much.
I love y'all so much ~~