WOW! The first month of 2010 is gone already! Can you believe we already have two memorized verses under our belt this year? How are you feeling about it so far? I love how when we're diligent to seek God through His Word that He ALWAYS shows up! He often speaks to us through the verse that we're memorizing at the time by allowing us to not only hide it in our heart but to allow it to burst forth in a very tangible way in our everyday lives. For example, my last verse spoke about God being strong during our weaknesses. I was talking with a friend a little over a week ago, and she was talking about this very thing - how weak she was in a certain area, and the Holy Spirit prompted me to reminder her that especially during that weakness - God will be able to reveal His strength! I love it when that happens!
Moving onto the verse for February...
While I didn't watch The Grammy's last night...I certainly had no shortage of information seeing the Facebook and Twitter posts that kept flying about all evening. I'm sure some people were disappointed with the winners and others were elated. What was your favorite song? Mine? Well, my favorite song didn't come from some Grammy nominated selection...mine came from a song the Lord gave me years ago when He claimed me for his very own...
"He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord." Psalm 40:3 (NIV)
I love that! But, it also scares me a bit, because I wonder how often I turn people away from my sweet Father because of how I allow my "song" to be played at times. Sometimes my song sounds a bit scratchy (like one of those old scratchy LPs) and people beg for it to be turned off. Sometimes I play it too loudly, and it hurts the ears of those listening. Sometimes it sounds like all the others so it gets ignored. I love how Sheri Rose Shepherd puts it in His Princess, "Don't let the noise of this world destroy your magnificent melody, My beloved. Seek Me in the quiet stillness of the morning, and I will fill your heart with divine music. Stay in Rhythm with My Spirit throughout the day, and I will make your life an irresistible medley that will linger like sweet perfume in the hearts of all that journey with you." Ooooh...that is sooooo good! I want my song to be like a "sweet perfume" that entices and draws others to join me on the same journey. How about you? What song has God given you?
So, for the first part of this month...I'm going to commit Psalm 40:3 to memory to remind me that others are listening to my melody, so it better be "in tune" and better give praise go God!
Let's hear it...what are your February 1 verses? Verse and version; first name and city, state!
By the way...if any of you are a little late in joining this scripture memorization train...don't let that stop you! Please go ahead and jump on and start right where you are...God will bless your efforts. No doubt!
Be blessed today my friends!