Thursday, March 25, 2010

More Verses

Here is another verse that I've committed to memory. It hits me between the eyes every time I say it out loud!

1 Cor. 1:8-9 NLT
We think you ought to know, dear brothers and sisters, about the trouble we went through in the province of Asia. We were crushed and overwhelmed beyond our ability to endure and we thought we would never live through it. In fact, we expected to die. But, as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead.

I know my suffering has never been anything like what Paul experienced. But I pray that the little suffering I am experiencing will produce the same outcome that Paul experienced! That I will learn to stop relying on myself - my "wisdom", my ways of doing things, my effort - or lack thereof - and instead rely fully on God who raises the dead.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Verses I am memorizing

I realized over the past couple of weeks that I have been caught up in what Joyce Meyer's refers to as "stinking thinking"! PU!
So in an effort to "take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ" 2Cor. 10:5 I am memorizing Scripture. Here are two of my favorites!

Colossians 3:12-17
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom and as you sing songs and hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do in word or deed do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

Romans 5:3-5
And not only this, but also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation bring about perseverance; and perseverance brings about proven character; and proven character, hope and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.