Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Scripture Memory

On Sunday night, I knew exactly what verse I wanted to memorize and then never got to the computer to do this post. All set to do it last night, but after spending way too long in the dentist chair while they finished my root canal left me with a very sore mouth. I have found that scripture memory comes in very handy for times like that. As I laid there thinking that they were seriously going to pull my eye out through one of my teeth with my mouth crammed full of rubber stuff and metal and hands, I went to the scriptures to keep my mind occupied. It helps.

I chose this week's verse after reading it in a book on Sunday. In a nutshell, Elisha and his servant are all alone and they are surrounded by vast enemy armies. From the looks of things, they don't stand any chance of making it out alive and surviving the attack. Elisha tells his servant to not be afraid because those that are with them are greater than the army they can see. Ultimately Elisha prays for his servant's eyes to be opened so that he can see the army of God that is there with them. God's army is far greater and more powerful than the seen enemy.

Sometimes I need to be reminded of that and have a verse to hang on to. The enemy I see is not greater than God's protection over me and around me. I see earthly circumstances and situations. I pray that God will open my eyes to see Him in every situation. So my verse this week is:

2 Kings 6:16 "Don't be afraid." the prophet answered. "Those who are with us are more than those who are with them."


Anonymous said...

" Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest." Mark 6:31

Sandy said...

I am working on a very long passage, this month before Easter.

I Peter 1: 17-25NIV
Since you call on a Father who judges each man's work impartially,
live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear.
For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers,
but with the precious blood of Christ,
a lamb without blemish or defect.
He was chosen before the creation of the world,
but was revealed in these last times for your sake.
Through him you believe in God,
who raised him from the dead and glorified him,
and so your faith and hope are in God.
Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth
so that you have sincere love for your brothers,
love one another deeply,
from the heart.
For you have been born again,
not of perishable seed,
but of imperishable,
through the living and enduring word of God.
"All men are like grass,
and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
the grass withers and the flowers fall,
but the word of the Lord stands forever."

Jenilee said...

That is a GREAT verse! thanks for sharing it and I love the thought of focusing on scripture during times like that. keeping our eyes on Him!