Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Memory Verses.

I have never tried to memorize Scripture... and I think there's something wrong with that. As a young child, I remember pre-school and daycare teachers trying to get us to memorize Bible verses, but what 5 year old wants to sit and recite words when they could be playing with a fake kitchen set? 
Anyways, in my youth group years I attended a Church where we often fought against the legalism that can come with memorizing verses (not that there's anything wrong with a Bible Bowl, but our intentions are sometimes skewed), so I've never really grasped the value of the practice.  But lately, it seems like everywhere I go people are encouraging memorizing Scripture. So I'm going to start. I encourage you to join me! I'm excited to see where it leads. 

"Yes, Lord, walking in the way of Your laws, we wait for You; Your Name and Your renown are the desire of our hearts. My soul yearns for You in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for You. When Your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness." - Isaiah 26:8-9

Monday, January 17, 2011

It's been a while.

Happy Late New Year everyone!
I've been neglecting posting on this for a while. 
A lot has happened and there's a lot that I want to share via blogging, but now is not the time to do it. 
So for now, I hope that you are having a wonderful New Year full of God's Glory and full of growth in Him!  I'll leave you with part of Psalm 63:
"O God, You are my God.
Earnestly I search for You.
My soul thirsts for you;
my whole body longs for You 
in this parched and weary land where there is no water. 
I have seen You in Your sanctuary,
and gazed upon Your Power and Glory.
Your Unfailing Love is better than life itself;
how I praise You!
I will praise You at all times,
lifting up my hands to You in prayer. 
You satisfy me more than the biggest feast;
I will praise You with songs of joy!'