Saturday, January 30, 2010

Scripture Memory 1/30/10

This is the part where accountability really counts for me. I want to just leave up the pics and post announcing the birth of our first grandchild, Simon. But thankfully there will be more of those in the days and weeks to come.

So my verse to memorize this week is actually part of our upcoming women's bible study.

"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer".
Psalm 19:14 NIV

I have a portion of this verse hanging in my kitchen. There have been many days and occasions when the words should have been much lower and larger on the wall, if you know what I mean. I certainly have way too many occasions when the words of my mouth are not pleasing in the sight of my Lord. Those are usually easily recognizable and I feel an immediate conviction when my tongue speaks without my brain engaged.

The meditations of my heart have been a different matter. It isn't that I intentionally ponder and meditate on things I shouldn't, but God has been shining a bright light onto the meditation of my heart lately. Even if I'm not speaking it, am I holding onto thoughts that might be displeasing to God?

For the last several days since I actually decided this would be my verse this time, God keeps nudging me when my thoughts maybe aren't so pleasing to him. I'm talking about thoughts that don't line up with truth of scripture or when I choose anxiety and worry instead of believing and meditating on the Word of God! I praise God for the convicting power of the Holy Spirit and the power of the Word of God as we meditate on it and let it all soak in.

So if you want to join me (go here for original post) in this year of scripture memory, just leave a comment with the verse written out that you will memorize, with which translation you are using and your name. We will choose our next verse on February 15th.


Sandy said...

Kim, This is was one of my verses for this past year, that I still need to keep reminding myself of. Thank you for your post! And, grandbabies are very special! Congratulations on becoming a Grandma! And, thank you for your blog!

Gigi said...

It never ceases to amaze me that the Holy Spirit moves in to convict me before the words have finished leaving my mouth! Oh, how I long for the time when I'll no longer need convicting!! What a glorious existence we'll live with Him then!

Beth H. said...

I'm in, Kim.

"As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man." Proverbs 27:19 NIV

It may be short in words, but packs a powerful punch--one that I do not want to forget. It will be good for me to memorize and meditate on these words.

Thanks for doing this, Kim. It's one thing to want to memorize God's Word, but a whole other ballgame to commit oneself to memorize God's Word.