You are invited to join us at the beginning of every month. Choose the scripture verse you'd like to memorize and leave it in the comment section of the most recent post. You will be so blessed as you fill your mind.....and heart with the very breathed word of God!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Scripture Verse # 3

 So how did you all do on your 2nd verse? Can you believe how fast the time goes by before it's time to choose another?  This last verse of mine was harder for me to memorize.  But I know why it was.  I never wrote it out on 3 x 5 cards!  Those cards really help  me!  I have had a couple of you ask me if there are some good suggestions to memorizing so I thought I'd just give a couple!

1.  I write my verse out on 3x5 cards and put in prominent places I will be ( ie, car, kitchen, desk at work etc. )

2.  I put my verse  in my "notes" application on my iphone.  If I am ever sitting idol somewhere (and I don't mean at a stop light!)....I can get on my notes and the verse is right there for me to keep rehearsing.

3.  Write your verse out on the mirror in your bedroom or bathroom with a wipe off pen!  ( don't worry , it will come off!  ... this is actually Emily's method)

I hope these are helpful suggestions!  OK,  so we are on to now our 3rd verse!

I want to share something with you guys.  I had a really hard night one night last week.  As I laid my head on my pillow, I started to cry a little.    I started to pray... and then I know the Lord brought my scripture verses to my mind.  I began to pray my scriptures, personalizing them. It was so beautitul.  They fit the situation I was so deeply sad about... so perfectly.  And I started crying more only this time it was not sad tears.  "Lord, would I be memorizing all of these scriptures....if this situation were not in my life?"  I was so thankful that I had those verses in my mind and heart.  When my mind starts to go to those places "what if this never changes" etc.  I can discipline myself to remember to think of God's Word and the Scriptures that I am memorizing.  God's very word!  So powerful.  So from my Fathers heart!  So what I need!  I would imagine the same is true for you too.

My verse for this week is from one of my wonderful friends Jan.  She shared this verse on her very first post.  I love this woman like a sister and like a mom.  So I actually call her my "Mom-ster!" Over 8 years ago, she suddenly lost her beloved husband.  If you go back to the first memory verse post, you will see her verse entry, and why she chose it.   She is such a testimony to a woman who lives for and trusts in the Lord completely.  (And by the way... so are you Nancy!)  These two widowed woman... I have so much awe and respect for.  I love watching what verses you two will choose!  ........

I LOVE the verse I'm doing this next two weeks.  I LOVE the verse I did the past two weeks (Remember I shared I wanted to use it as a prayer for my girls?)... I LOVE the verses I've done since January before we started with Scripture Sisters together.  Hmm, there is a theme going on here... I am LOVING every verse I choose.  Man God's Word... is so beautiful!   K, sorry I got a little long winded... I will post my verse now.  Dont forget to state why you've chosen your verse this time!

So, I am just thinking that if after you post your verse, why not share a testimony of how memorizing these scriptures are blessing you... we'd love for you to share!  (I say we because we will all come back a little later this week and next and read them!)  And I know we all will be blessed!


  1. "Always be joyful. Keep on praying no matter what happens. Always be thankful for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus" 1 Thes. 5:16-18 NLB

    I am s l o w l y ....learning that being thankful, and keeping my joy, are the ways The Lord actually HELPS me through some of the toughest times in my life.

  2. My verse is "I will praise You , O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in You. I will sing Praise to Your name, O Most High." Psalm 9:1-2 NKJV

    My son and daughter had their quiet time one morning recently and when they had finished they came in the living room to begin our Bible time together. I asked them how their quiet time was and as usual they said fine. We were in Psalm 9 and as I read the verses I could tell the words made an impression on both of them. I asked them if they were truly worshiping God with their whole heart during their quiet time. I told them the Lord wants all of us, heart, soul, and mind when we are spending quiet time with Him. I find myself thinking about what needs to be done in the day during my quiet time and I realize that these are all the things that God wants me to bring to Him.

  3. Okay, so I've proven I need this "encouragement" I can't even keep straight if it's every two weeks or the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays! :)

    "All this I have spoken while still with you but the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you;My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:25-26 NIV

    Amplified Bible ends this verse like this (Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled) Peace is to be our umpire when making decisions and handling situations. So I need this scripture in my heart to remind me that God promised to give it to us.

  4. "But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." ~ Isaiah 40:31.

    This is my reminder that I just need to rely on Jesus, especially when life seems hard. He is our strength. What a blessing! ~ Have a great week!