Sunday, February 15, 2009

In ALL things, at ALL times...

Here's my memory verse for the last two weeks in February:

"And God is able to make all grace abound to you,
so that in all things at all times,
having all that you need,
you will abound in every good work."

2 Cor. 9:8

I love how The Message puts it (in verses 8-11)

"God can pour on the blessings in astonishing ways so that you're ready for anything and everything, more than just ready to do what needs to be done. As one psalmist puts it,
He throws caution to the winds,
giving to the needy in reckless abandon.
His right-living, right-giving ways
never run out, never wear out.
This most generous God who gives seed to the farmer that becomes bread for your meals is more than extravagant with you. He gives you something you can then give away, which grows into full-formed lives, robust in God, wealthy in every way, so that you can be generous in every way, producing with us great praise to God."

I love it when Scripture references farming...we're watching wheat grow on our farm right's beautiful; from seed to beautiful lush green, to golden wheat, then bread -- a promise of future growth! What scripture are you memorizing?
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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Time for a new verse!

It's not too late for anyone interested in memorizing some Scripture for 2009! If you want to participate, post your scripture here by clicking on the comment button below! The verses I've learned so far have been put to good use in my life! Hope it's the same for you. Continuing on a theme of humility, gentleness, battling anxiety and promoting peace, here's my next passage:

Be completely humble and gentle;

be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit

through the bond of peace.

Epehesians 4:2-3 (NIV)