Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Scripture memory....verse #2

Well girls....we are now up to two scriptures!!!! I love when its time to flip the card over in the spiral!!!  I don't know about you, but this past memory verse has been spoken out loud over situations and NOT just for the sake of memorizing. Don't you just LOVE that???  There is absolute life in the scriptures when you begin to speak them out over a person or situation!!!

I knew my scripture would be focused around the theme "courage."  Courage was a word that kept coming up for me about being a momma. It surfaced in my prayer group. It surfaced in some one on one conversations. It surfaced in my mind at a funeral last week. I just knew that courage would be my focus. It was hard to find the scripture that I was looking for though.....the word courage didn't necessarily need to be in the scripture just the theme.

Well...after much thought and prayer....God took me to the place in Proverbs 31:27 where it started for me a week ago. I was watching a parenting teaching for moms from Beth Moore out of her "Wising Up" series and she spent time on this verse. It takes courage to be alert to the things of our homes. It's not easy being a mom. There are seasons that require us to be bold and brave to do the hard thing.  So.....here is my verse...lets stick with our format...

Fran Thomas, Jackson TN
"She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27 NIV

I can't wait to see what you have chosen!!!  It is ministering to this soul to read through each scripture as you post them.

Love y'all so very much!!!   

25 comments:

Michelle V said...

Love that verse, Fran! All of this scripture memory, between this and James, has been a powerful game-changer for me! :)

Here is mine:

Jeremiah 33:3 (NET)
‘Call on me in prayer and I will answer you. I will show you great and mysterious things which you still do not know about.’

Michelle in Hewitt,TX

Patty said...

Patty
Talbott, Tennessee

Those who are wayward in spirit will gain understanding and those who complain will accept instruction. Isaiah 29:24 (praying over my oldest who is away from God)

Christy Treadway said...

Ephesians 3:20-21
NIV

"Now to him who is able to to immeasurable more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus througout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."

beckyjomama said...

LOVE this! And am so happy that you are spurring us on Frannie! I too have quoted my scriptures this week - and have often thought about the fact that we use the same weapon against the enemy of our souls as Jesus, Himself, did in the wilderness.

Praise Him for His faithful example and protection!!!

Here is my verse - which takes me to the end of James chapter one! WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

If anyone thinks that he is religions and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religions is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
James 1:26-27 ESV

Shelly Elston said...

Shelly Elston
Portland, OR

"Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.
Deuteronomy 15:10 (NIV)

Yolanda said...

Yolanda
Ulysses, KS

"Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings." 1 Peter 5:9 NIV

I also am memorizing James and up to James 1:6 NIV

"But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind."

THANK YOU!

De Anna Morris said...

James 2:14 NIV- "What good is it, my brothers and sister, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?

I am seeking to memorize James and I am so thankful that many of you are as well...This whole page is keeping me motivatied! Thanks Fran!

mom2themonkeys said...

"I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamilar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them." Isaiah 42:16

Sheryl said...

Sheryl Dean
Marietta, GA

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
Galatians 5:16 (NASB)

Heather C said...

"Blessed are the undefiled in the way, Who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, who seek Him with the whole heart! They also do no iniquity; They walk in His ways. You have commanded us to keep Your precepts diligently." (Psalm 119:1-4)

SHANNON BLANKEN said...

Shannon Blanken
Medina, TN

Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things yet to come.
Jeremiah 33:3

3girlsmom said...

I am loving this again this year!!!

Robyn, Birmingham, AL

There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land.
Deut 15:11

Diane said...

"Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him."

Isaiah 30:18 NIV

Diane - Chesapeake, VA.

Runner Mom said...

Hey Fran! Love your verse and all of the others! I actually memorized mine and am sooo excited! Here's my new verse:

"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." Heb. 11:6 NIV

So proud of you ladies!! Don't you know that God is smiling!
Hugs!
Susan
Simpsonville, SC

Valerie said...

ValerieGail Fultondale, AL

"For I am the Lord your God
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you." Isaiah 41:13 NIV

MY plans were to do James but HIS plans has me going in another direction. Seeking Him and knowing He's there is the message He is giving me. So appreciative of the accountability something I have to have!

Dori said...

Dori Cook
Spring Hill, TN

"Give me insight so I can do what you tell me-- my whole life one long, obedient response." Psalm 119:34 The Message

mom2themonkeys said...

Shelly, I am stealing your verse for next month. I love that verse and need to be reminded of that right now. I might just have to memorize it along with my other one. Thank you for posting that. I so needed to see that and hear that.

Portia

lavonda said...

Psalm 91:1-2
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

Gayle @ TrainingOlives said...

Gayle ~ Meridian, MS

"But the wisdom that comes from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere." James 3:17 ESV

Suni Heflin said...

Suni
Roanoke, VA

"Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him." _ John 14:21

Doing "Experiencing God" and loving the opportunity to memorize with you wonderful ladies!

Kelly S. said...

Kelly Snodgrass
Rogersville, TN

Zephaniah 3:17 CEV
The LORD your God wins victory after victory and is always with you. He celebrates and sings because of you, and he will refresh your life with his love.

bornagain1230 said...

Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37: 1-4

Trust in the Lord and not in the worldly things!

Brandi said...

Brandi
Birmingham, AL

"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God -- this is your spiritual act of worship." Romans 12:1

Deidre said...

I'm LATE ...

I didn't post last time, but memorized. My verse for 1/1/12 was ...

"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." Heb. 11:6 NIV

This time, I'm memorizing Psalm 34:4 ...

I sought the Lord, and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears."

Deidre
Hickory, NC

Thank you, friend. Miss you!

Ashley said...

I'm late...but better late than never. Just haven't had time to get on the computer and post. It's too hard to post from the iPhone. :) And I've decided to memorize other verses alongside James. My kids and I are memorizing Psalm 91 and we've already got verses 1-2 down, so here's my verses:

Psalm 91:3-4 "Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart." NIV

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