Happy Friday friends!
This being Friday, it's time for another one of Leah's Lists. Can I just remind you all of how much I love to make lists? I know...I know...unless you're a listmaker like me, you won't understand. Just play along anyway...k?
Back in January, I undertook a challenge put forth by my favorite Bible teacher, Beth Moore, to commit to memorize 2 scriptures a month. I actually blogged about this back then, so if you'd like to read more about it...here you go:
(FYI: this was supposed to be a direct hyperlink, but I can't get it to work right now. So, just copy and past this link into another window. Sorry about that.)
So, for today's list, I thought I would share with you 10 of the 16 I have memorized so far. Why not all 16? Thought you'd never ask. Actually, all of my lists up to this point have consisted of 10 items. I can't seem to break that tradition just yet. So, for now, I will plan to give you the next 10 at the end of October.
God has been so very, very good to me through this habit creation! I've memorized scripture before (Psalms especially), but this time around it's been so different. He has absolutely honored my obedience with this! Without fail, He's given me an opportunity to directly use that scripture in my life or someone else's right after I've memorized it! His word is very powerful, living and active folks! I not only encourage you to hide His word in your heart through memorization, but I plead with you to do so. It will be life changing if you stick with it!
Be blessed today!
Ten scripture passages memorized in 2009:
1. 2 Samuel 22:31 (NIV)
2. Habakkuk 3:17-18 (NIV)
3. 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV)
4. Isaiah 26: 3-4 (NLT)
5. Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
6. 1 Peter 3:9 (NIV)
7. Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV)
8. Isaiah 61:1-4 (NIV)
9. James 1:27 (NIV)
10. Psalm 34:18 (NIV)