Friday, April 1, 2011

Scripture Memory Verse 7 - People Pleaser?

Happy Friday bloggy friends! I pray you are all gearing up for a fantastic weekend! As noted in a post earlier this week, we'll have a house-full of 7th and 8th grade girls for our church's DNOW (Disciple Now) weekend! So, pray for my husband. He'll be sooooo outnumbered! :-)

It's time to post the next scripture memory verse I'm working on in conjunction with Beth Moore's Siesta Scripture Memory Team. Can you believe it's April 1 already! Uh-oh...we only have 14 more days to finish our taxes. I digress...

Anyway, as I blogged about balance yesterday, I've prayed that God would give me nuggets in His Word that would quicken me whenever I start adding more "things" in my life that don't line up with His plans for me. I don't want to have to keep learning the hard way. I pray He stops me in my tracks immediately. In scouring the scriptures, He led me to some words from the apostle Paul that I'm also choosing as my 7th verse of the year to memorize. I think it speaks volumes to this balancing problem of mine, because most of the problem stems from trying to be a people pleaser.

Galatians 1:10 NLT
Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.

That said, this will be a challenge for me to take to heart. Whenever the temptation comes to do more out of my own strength rather than out of obedience to God...I pray God will use the truth's in this verse to whisper to my spirit...

Leah, are you trying to win the approval of people again?
Leah, are you doing this to please Me?
Leah, are you acting as Christ's servant in this manner?

May I be so quickened that I can't take one small step out of God's perfect will for me!

1 comment:

  1. Such a wonderful verse Leah! Thank you so much for sharing this verse.
    Mine is:
    "Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it." 1 Peter 3:15 NLT