Saturday, September 26, 2009

Week #39: Ephesians 2:8-10

Week of September 27-October 3

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast." [Ephesians 2:8-9]

"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." [Ephesians 2:10]

If you have never memorized this central verse of the spiritual life, you may want to start with verses 8 and 9. If you are familiar with this verse, challenge yourself to get verses 8 and 9 "word perfect" and add verse 10.

Press on friends!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Got 148 seconds?

That's how long it took me to read our nine New Testament verses out loud for review...and I read them slowly! :)

Press on friends!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Week #38: Galatians 6:9

Week of September 20-26

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." [Galatians 6:9]

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Today I met with two of the gals who are doing scripture memory with us. As we typically do, we focused on a recent verse and what it has meant to us personally. Today, we talked about
I Corinthians 10:13 ("No temptation has seized you except what is common to man...")

As my day would have it, I was "ultra-scheduled" due to several meetings and other commitments. But, as GOD would have it, He redirected my steps. I was "interrupted" with a phone call from a friend whom I had not heard from in a while. Though I had been tempted to move on with my day and adhere strictly to my schedule, the Lord prompted me to stop what I was doing, to literally pull over, turn off my car and answer the "unknown number." It should come as no surprise that God showed up in that phone call. By my obedience to turn from temptation (the temptation to let the call go to voicemail and call back later), God blessed me.

Temptation comes in all forms. I am often tempted with the busyness of life...the seemingly urgent things on my calendar tend to override the still, quiet moments that the Lord would so graciously provide to meditate on His word and to fix truth firmly in my heart.

"..but when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it." [I Corinthians 10:13]

Always be looking for your "way out." There is blessing in His provision!

Press on friends!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Week #37: II Corinthians 12:9a

Week of September 13-19

"But, he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." " [II Corinthians 12:9a]

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Seven day challenge!

Here's the challenge of the week:

Take the next seven days to polish up on the seven verses we have learned this far in the New Testament!

Press on friends!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Week #36: I Corinthians 10:13a

Week of September 6-12

"No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. [I Corinthians 10:13a]

"But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it." [I Corinthians 10:13b]