Posted by: bellissimanh | November 10, 2008

Memory Monday

 

The other day I issued a challenge. It’s been very quiet around here, so I’m not sure if any of you decided to join me or not, but I’m going to post my verses from memory anyway. Check out Joanne’s page at The Simple Wife to learn more, or click the graphic above. 🙂

 

Here we go…

“Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, who seek Him with the whole heart; they also do no iniquity. They walk in His ways.” Psalm 119:1-3

Now let me tell you how the Lord spoke to me through these verses today. 🙂  I know that Psalm 119 is all about the Word of God. I understand “keep His testimonies” to be referring to His divine precepts.

But when I looked up the Hebrew, there are multiple definitions. It also refers to general testimony or witness.

As I was reflecting on my verses today and practicing them in the car (so I could come home and post them!), I thought about the rest of my evening. Tonight we are having a ladies’ gathering at my church. This is my month to give the devotional. For whatever reason, the Lord clearly instructed me that I was to share my story this month. This was not to be a generic teaching from God’s Word, but it was to be personal… very personal. Our theme is “Trash to Treasure” and as I scanned the internet for something that would be appropriate, I felt the Lord telling me that this one was to come strictly from my heart. My life is a perfect example of how the Lord can take the wreckage that we make of things, and create something beautiful out of it.

It didn’t hit me until that drive this afternoon how the verses I had memorized fit with giving my testimony at tonight’s meeting.

“Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, who seek Him with the whole heart.” (v. 2)

The stories of how the Lord has touched our lives are meant to be kept. To be remembered. To be shared. Just as His Word is to be kept, I think it’s important for us to grab hold of our own pasts, rich with the hues of forgiveness and grace, and keep them as a testament to His power, mercy and love. I am so thankful for what the Lord has done in me – taking the pieces of a broken life and melding them together into a priceless “work of heart.”

How about you? Did you memorize this week? Want to share? Did the Lord use the verses you memorized to speak to you on a particular issue? I’d love to hear how He’s working in you.

Ok… another Monday, another section of Scripture. For next week, I’ll stay in Psalm 119 and memorize verses 4-8:

 4 You have commanded us
         To keep Your precepts diligently.
 5 Oh, that my ways were directed
         To keep Your statutes!
 6 Then I would not be ashamed,
         When I look into all Your commandments.
 7 I will praise You with uprightness of heart,
         When I learn Your righteous judgments.
 8 I will keep Your statutes;
         Oh, do not forsake me utterly!

Tomorrow I’ll do my best to post the “Trash to Treasure” devotional. Until then… happy memorizing!

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Responses

  1. I missed the challenge because I’ve been quiet. 🙂 I think the whole blog world has been quiet. I wonder if the election/economy has us all down or something.

    But the idea of memorizing scripture. This is awesome. I’ve yet to get in that habit. Still working on the praying & reading consistently thing… But applauding you for doing this!

  2. I will have to join you on this. It will get me movin on memorizing the Words I need for each day. I hope I remember to post it next monday! I look forward to reading your testimony.


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