Congratulations to Jen C for winning your own copy of
So Long, Insecurity by Beth Moore.
Thank you to everyone who entered!
I have hidden your word in my heart
that I might not sin against you.
Psalm 119:11 NIV
Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth;
give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.
Psalm 86:11 NIV
I am so excited that some of you have decided to memorize scripture alongside me this year. I will follow the same format I followed last year from the 2009 Siesta Scripture Memory Team on the LPM Blog. Below I have pretty much plagiarized what Beth Moore said on her blog... but is it plagiarism if I tell you I did it?
Here's what you do today (and on the 15ths and 1sts of the months that will follow): You will put your name, your city, and your verse (with reference and translation abbreviation) in a comment to this post. If you want... tell us why you are choosing your particular verse... okay, this part is different from the LPM Blog... but I'm interested!
You are welcome to memorize the one I have chosen or any of the other verses listed in the comments. However, you still need to put your name, city, and the verse in a comment to this post. It's a vital part of the accountability. Don't feel silly or like you've copied. That's what the Body of Christ is for! Many of the first Scriptures I memorized were those I heard other teachers or leaders recite and I knew I wanted those words for myself. It's a normal part of discipleship so feel free!
Try to post your verse within the first 24 hours of the post both times each month so you will stick with it and take it seriously. I have learned along the way that when you start putting something off, the power to obey and prosper in it begins to drain and soon we lose our fervor. Resist thinking to yourself by the third or fourth month, "Well, I'm not going to take the time to sign in but I'll still memorize the Scripture." I can almost guarantee you (based on experience) that you will not memorize 24 Scriptures by the end of 2010 without sticking with the accountability part of putting your name down each time. Sign in twice every month... even come August... and December!
I have the privilege of teaching about Abraham on Tuesday, February 9th at our Ladies' Bible Study. I am learning so much about Abraham... and having such a fun time prepping for the teaching. I have decided to chose a verse that will remind me throughout the year about this precious season I am sharing with the Lord.
The LORD appeared to Abram and said,
"To your offspring I will give this land."
So he built an altar there to the LORD,
who had appeared to him. Genesis 12:7 NIV
So, what's your verse?