Sunday, April 18, 2010

Scripture Memory and other Randomness

Do you ever look at the calendar and wonder "Where did the time go?" I have felt a bit like that. For four weeks in March, I spent my Saturdays at team meetings for an Emmaus walk. The next weekend was Easter and our daughter, Jillian, and son-in-law, Shane, and grandson Simon came to spend some time with us. Went to church on Easter morning and then to my parents for the evening for Easter dinner. Had a fabulous time of prayer with a group of women on Tuesday, cooked like a mad woman on Wednesday before heading out on Thursday for 4 days on the Emmaus walk. Monday prepared for Tuesday as we started a new women's bible study this week and then spent the next couple days playing catch up. Saturday was the groceries, errands, cleaning house and meeting in preparation for Called to Belong. Sunday church. Nap! And now here I am.

In the midst of all the busyness of life, I have found myself contemplating quite often that I do not live out of the place and mindset that God wants me to. Physically speaking, I know that I am not taking care of my body the way that God would desire. I am also not relying on him to help me. If I keep thinking I can do it on my own, I am setting myself up for failure. I like food and hate exercising way too much to have any success at getting in shape. Viewing my body as God's temple and dwelling place helps me to realize that I am taking care of something that is actually important to God.

There are also those times when I know that I am not viewing situations properly from a biblical standpoint and not allowing God to shape and control my thoughts. When that happens, my fleshly anxiety and worry take over. Guess what - I then tend to eat to comfort my anxiety and worry and the roller-coaster ride continues. I know that the Word of God is true and powerful and there is not other place that I would want to turn for truth and direction.

My memory verse for this time around seems to fit well with both of those places:

1 Corinthians 3:16 (NIV) Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?

Praise God for the victorious living that comes from living under His authority and power.


Anonymous said...

Jerry and I had just been taking about that. We both have been wanting to get back into shape and eat right. I think we were thinking of it as looking better to ourselves and feeling better. Maybe if we looked at it as we should as God's temple we would be more apt to actually do it. We can't do it alone. We needs God's help in all we do. Love you Kim!

Tanya said...

"..,but those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary.They will walk and not faint."
Isaiah 40:31

Beth H said...

"And He passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, "The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin." Exodus 34:6-7a NIV

Finally getting my verse posted! I've been thinking on this one for awhile as it is God proclaiming who He is, His very character. And it is God Himself speaking this to Moses. I relied on this verse earlier this week as I went through a difficult situation.