1.05.2009

LPM Scripture Memorization

I've committed to heading over to Beth Moore's The LPM Blog on the 1st and the 15th of each month, writing out the Scripture I intend to memorize over the next two weeks and then do just that - memorize my Scripture. There is the option, too, of sharing a Scripture that one of the other Siestas puts out there and memorizing that instead of picking my own.

I'm pretty excited at this and am praying that God holds me accountable and keeps me heading back. Scripture memorization isn't my strong suit anymore. I used to have this amazing, almost photographic memory. It went away, though, when I started on some meds years ago for an arrythmia I have. People joke but truly - of all the things I've lost, my memory is the biggest one I miss.

So...I'm jumping into this knowing that God is mightier than any meds and my brain combined and praying that He writes the words on my brain and my heart.

My first Scripture for 2009 is:

If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor,
he too will cry out and not be answered.
~Proverbs 21:13
It's not news - the Bible often talks about helping the poor and by ignoring the poor you invite the wrath of God. You also invite the blessings of God when you help the poor, giving with a cheerful heart.

This year I hope to spend time focusing less on me and more on those around me who are in desperate need. As our economy struggles, that number grows larger every day. While we are not rich, we have enough. I am praying God shows me where we can cut back and have more to give away. I look forward to what He shows me - no matter how difficult - in the year ahead.

2 comments:

Regina said...

Bonnie, I'm glad you joined the Siestas with memorizing scripture. And I love the verse you chose and your heart. I'm sure that God will help you remember!!

saleslady371 said...

Hi, Bonnie,
I'm joining too! The scripture I felt I should memorize is Phil 1:6 which the Lord gave me on New Year's and I seem to hear or see it often! I think it's wonderful that you have a heart for the poor.