Well ladies & gents - here it is 2:38 AM in the morning and I felt compelled to get up and do my post for the 1st. Yep, go ahead - call me crazy!
So, I want to talk about GRACE. Usually, when I am discussing this it's in regards to how one might feel about someone else - but today, I want to talk about extending grace to yourself. I happen to know that a few of you are really struggling with memorization and your beating yourself up - STOP the madness! This journey was never meant to be about legalism (and what you think you HAVE TO DO) but about relationship.
Why did you want to start this process? Yes, you might be looking for transformation and Scripture absolutely does that - but, I believe that ultimately it's because you know that through Scripture - you find more of HIM. The thing is, when you are seeking with all your heart - Scripture promises that you WILL find Him. It didn't say "only if...you perfectly memorize one on the 1st and one on the 15th", so are you seeking Him above all else? Then rest assured that this journey is going to accomplish just that.
At the same time, don't settle and be mediocre - push yourself! I believe in you, now believe in the Holy Spirit. Because HE is the one that reveals the Truth & without the Holy Spirit - it's just words on a page. Start with being honest with God. Plea with Him to help you. Cry out to Him. He's just waiting to hear from you.
Now, before I post my Scripture, I want to talk about what I sent you - I didn't read it before I sent it - I just emailed myself all the images & them moved them into my program, arranged them & sent it. It wasn't until yesterday that I realized that the same exact Scriptures appeared multiple times & I promise you they came at different times and from didn't sources. I think God is speaking to a few of us and I hope that when you read them, that there is a quickening of the Holy Spirit - like you just KNOW that God is saying, "This One!"
2/1/18, John 14:1 AMP
"Do not let your heart be troubled (afraid, cowardly). Believe [confidently] in God and trust in Him, [have faith, hold on to it, rely on it, keep going and] believe also in Me." ~Cheryl M, Peoria, AZ
Can't wait to see what you guys choose!
Love & Hugs,
2/1/2018 04:18:24 am
"This is my command-be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."
Shannon Eason - San Tan Valley
2/1/2018 09:37:02 am
Romans 8:28 & 29 (NIV)
Fran Hodges, Surprise, AZ
2/1/2018 10:43:43 am
“And not only this, but [with joy] let us exult in our sufferings and rejoice in our hardships, knowing that hardship (distress, pressure, trouble) produces patient endurance; and endurance, proven character (spiritual maturity); and proven character, hope and confident assurance [of eternal salvation]. Such hope [in God’s promises] never disappoints us, because God’s love has been abundantly poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”
2/1/2018 07:31:37 pm
2/1/2018 08:12:06 pm
Teach me your ways, O LORD, that I may live according to your truth. Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honor you.
2/4/2018 02:15:47 pm
Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart. Psalm 119:2 NIV
2/9/2018 02:59:32 pm
Better late than never...just haven't had time to post it. :-)
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