Missed two days writing because of Hurricane Matthew. Thankfully, we are all fine. Please pray for those who have suffered from it and those still in its path. Today I’ll give you two short posts and a song for your Saturday!
Getting to know God
Prayer is a powerful way to learn to trust in God. So is reading and studying scripture. The Bible is one long story about how God acts in our lives. From the beginning in the Garden of Eden to today, it is the story of our salvation. There is overwhelming evidence of how much God loves us, starting and ending with the often quoted John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but have eternal life.”
That’s love that encompasses all people for all time, no matter what you may think, God sent his son for you because he wants you to have the gift of eternal life. And there is no better gift. Reading scripture puts into perspective our part in the story of salvation. When you read Exodus you are reminded of when God called you out of bondage, purified you in the desert and led you to freedom. Hosea teaches what faithfulness looks like and Job reminds us that even those who love God have trials.
Spend some time reading scripture and getting to know God through his word.
Prayer: Father, put a desire to know you in my soul.
Memorize a Verse
Do you find it hard to memorize things? I do. My husband changed his phone number about four months ago and I still need to look it up if I give it to someone. While we could argue that I don’t need to remember the number since I have it in my phone there are cases where it would come in handy. Scripture is the same thing.
Yes, you can look it up, why now you can even look it up on your phone! But wouldn’t it be helpful to have a few verses tucked away in your mind to pull out when you need them, for yourself or someone else? I think so.
You need to find the verses that are meaningful to you. The ones that seem to jump off the page when you are reading your bible and stick with you through the years. For me, some of those are: Revelation 3:16, Hosea 6:6, 2 Timothy 1:7 and Psalm 17:8.
Find your verse, the one that reminds you to trust in God and memorize it. Let it be your touchstone when you are afraid, your peace in anxiety and your strength in weakness.
Prayer: Thank you Lord, for your words give me comfort and remind me of your great love.
Why not tell us your favorite scripture n the comment box?
And here is your Saturday song, one of my all time favorites, Sometimes by Step by Rich Mullins. It reminds me every time I hear it that when I walk with God, letting him lead me, my life has much more peace and stability.