So I’m slightly behind on posting my verses. Oops. Will catch up soon! My last verse was this one from Acts:
For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, we are his offspring.
As I have been repeating this to myself, I have been praying what does it mean to LIVE and MOVE and literally have our entire BEING in him. Between this memory exercise and 7, I can feel that God is getting ready to do some big things for us in 2015. I’m praying that we will have the courage to say yes to what he is leading us to.
Is this not the kind of fasting I have chosen?
To loose the chains of injustice
And untie the cords of the yolk?
To set the oppressed free
and break every yolk?
This year, I am participating in Beth Moore’s scripture memory team. She is very passionate about scripture memorization because it gives your mind a place to go when it starts to fill with negative thoughts. I have done a little bit of memorization in the past, and I agree with her on that. When I am laying in bed, stressing about this or that, if I remember to pull out a memorized verse or passage, it quickly calms me down. I am hoping that 2015 will be a year where I can do more of it. Beth (we’re on first-name basis) suggests using shorter scripture to learn because it is easier. And I will totally agree with her on that. So my first verse for the year comes from The Message.
“I have pitched my tent in the land of hope.” Acts 2:26
I pray that this scripture will be a reminder for me to keep my tent pitched right here in the hope of Christ.