"Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit;
sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our thoughts sown
Become the destiny we own.
What are you thinking about?
What are you meditating on?
Is it your health, family, finances, addiction?
What if you could change how you think about things?
What if you could become more of who you thought the Lord might have made you to be?
What if you could change what you think your future looks like?
January of 2009, I made two resolutions. One was to read through the Bible in a year and the other was to start memorizing scripture.
And although it took me about 21 months to read through the Bible, daily Bible reading has become a beloved habit for me. I loved reading through the entire Bible because I learned things in Leviticus that applied to who Jesus is and it gave me greater insight into who He is and what He said (and still says).
Our pastor is challenging our church to read through the gospels four times this year. One chapter a day. And the chapter can be e-mailed to your inbox in whatever version of the Bible you choose. My regular Bible reading is with the NIV, so I decided to choose a different version - The Message. Anthony and I were discussing this last night and thought it might be a good way to introduce daily Bible reading to Christopher... especially because it can be done electronically... and that definitely interests Christopher! I can't wait to see the fruit of it!
Memorizing scripture. It is so much easier with encouragement... and accountability. So, I've joined up with the Living Proof Ministries blog or aka Beth Moore's blog, to memorize scripture in 2011. Won't you join me? I even purchased a couple extra of the Siesta Scripture Memory Team spirals to share with you! If you want to memorize scripture with me in 2011 (and maybe join me in a trek to Houston in January of 2012?), let me know and you may receive one of the darling spirals.
My first scripture memory for 2011:
Perseverance must finish its work
so that you may be mature and complete,
not lacking anything.
James 1:4 (NIV, 1984)
I chose this verse because right now I am persevering. And I need to be reminded that there is a plan and a hope and a future for me. That perseverance is bringing about character and hope (Romans 5:3-5). And ultimately my destiny in Christ.
And what about you?
Your thoughts sown
Become the destiny you own.