6/15/18 - Scripture Challenge
6/21/18 update **** So, there were these two & I finally realized this morning that I will be memorizing both. This is not typical & I don't recommend it but, I am positive it's what I'm supposed to do.
Ladies - sorry for the delay, but this is one of those times that God has not given me my Scripture yet - I thought for sure I would have it by now. Oops! I don't want to "pick" something just because - so, here's the post & I will go on and edit when I have mine!
6/15/18, (6/21/18) Psalm 32:8 "I will instruct you and teach you on the way you should go; I will counsel you [who are willing to learn] with my eye upon you." & then, Psalm 18:36 "You enlarge the path beneath me and make my steps secure so that my feet will not slip."
Cheryl M, Peoria, AZ
6/1/18 Scripture Challenge
I don't know about you but I can't believe we are starting the 6th month - I mean how in the world did June roll around so fast? Yes, I know - one day at a time. If you've been following me at all or reading the blog post from May 15th, you know that I am in Missouri right now helping my mom & papa do some work on their little farm & I love it. There is nothing more fulfilling than a solid days work, but at my age I can certainly feel it.
This always reminds me to share some of the struggles that come with changes in your routine - change alters what you do, when you do it & sometimes even how - last time I had to improvise & test posting from my phone. This time I'm sitting on the 6th floor of a building, in a little cafe, overlooking Springfield, Missouri. Truth be told I have not done very well memorizing this last couple of verses - my routine changed. I had shared earlier this year about how I use pictures to remember my Scripture. It wasn't until a couple of days ago that I was able to choose them & I realized just how much it actually helps me ( I hope you have discovered at least one thing that helps you too).
Back to my point, life is full of change - sometimes it's as simple as getting a little sick & sometimes it's life altering circumstances and these things can suddenly detour you from that path you are on in building a relationship with your heavenly Father & before you know it, it's not just days since you have opened your Bible - but months which can turn into years. The enemy is incredibly good and often very subtle in his tactics. As 1 Corinthians 16:13 "Be on guard; stand firm in your faith [in God, respecting His precepts and keeping your doctrine sound]. Act like [mature] men and be courageous; be strong.
Keep moving forward! You can do this. Yes, it's challenging and yes, maybe you had to skip some but don't let that detour you from this journey.
Here's my verse: Philippians 2:13 AMP "For it is [not your strength, but it is] God who is effectively at work in you, bot to will and to work [that is strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability to fulfill your purpose] for His good pleasure."
In reference to the pictures - match up my words - Your eyes have seen my unformed substance, and in Your book were all written the days that were appointed for me, when/which as yet there was not one of them [even taking shape]. I know! I'm crazy (smile)
Life IS ministry. I choose to live [in] Christ. Jesus Freak. Hugger. Daughter. Wife. Mom. Friend. Disciple Maker. Talent Sharer. Girl Boss. Challenger.