Monday, April 30, 2012

I really do LOVE His Word.....don't you?

We are finally pushing past the hump I do believe! When I completed this journey last year, I remembered quickly how hard this time of year was for me. My family is deep into spring sports.....America's We love it so very much and it consumes more days and nights than not. However....I am learning with time, age, and nearly 16 years of parenting, that NOTHING will come between me and my personal growth with the Lord. NOTHING. I don't say that with pride. I can say that after more times of failure than success. There are some disciplines, however, that I am finally getting right. :)

I am in love with scripture memory and seeing the fruit of knowing His Word and how to apply it, can literally stop me dead in my tracks. His Word is truly life bearing and something I find myself desperate to know.....really know. Thank you Jesus for taking this prodigal daughter nearly 15 years ago and loving me with such patience and grace. I'm YOURS!! And you are mine. There is nothing sweeter than that right there.

The verse I picked this time is Isaiah 26:4. It is simple, short, but I love a little nugget with one of the words. Here is the verse....and then I will explain.

"Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal." 

 The very first word, trust, actually means to "attach" in the original Hebrew language. YES!! I want to attach myself to Him...through it all....I want to be attached to Him. When I'm feeling overwhelmed or worried or afraid or insecure or prideful or walking in any sin, I hope to recall this scripture and visualize my desperate self in need of holding onto my Savior. I'm holding on Lord. I'm attached to the One who knew me before the foundation of the world and sent His son to die so I may live.

Alrighty.....share away sweet friends!!! I'm so very proud of you!


Shelly E said...

Love what you shared, Fran! So good! I'm writing it down. My verse is:

"He is your praise; He is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes."
Deuteronomy 10:21 (NIV)

Thank you, Lord, for your Word and that we can benefit so greatly from tucking it into our hearts.

Runner Mom said...

Thanks so much for YOUR encouragement, sweet friend!

Here is mine for May 1:
Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men.

Enjoy this day!

Kelly S. said...

Isaiah 43.10 ESV
"You are my witnesses," declares the LORD and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am He."

Mary R Snyder said...

I prayed that the Lord would give me just the RIGHT verse this morning.... I had several, but nothing felt JUST right. Then I read this!
It's my verse too!

Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock. Isaiah 26:4 ESV

Anonymous said...

No memory verse, put I love what you shared about trust and being attached. I like that image. I did read this morning Ps. 57:1 - finding shelter under his wings. My nephew sent me that verse from prison where he is serving time.

You live in Jackson? I live about 90 miles east in Hickman County, 5 miles off I-40. Almost neighbors!

beckyjomama said...

Becky Jo, Chesterfield MI

But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!

James 2:18-19 ESV

(yes, same as last time. I don't want to recite it. I want to KNOW it. I want to know ALLLLLL of James. Amen!!!

bornagain1230 said...

He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:2

I can NOT stop singing this song -

I go to the Rock of my salvation.

I go to the Stone that the builder rejected.

Run to the Mountain and the Mountain stands by me.

The earth all around me is sinking sand.

On Christ the solid Rock I stand.

When I need a shelter
When I need a friend
I go to the Rock!

Sheryl said...

Well, better late than never. Here's mine:

So also faith, if it does not have works, is dead being by itself.
James 2:17 (NET)


oceanmommy said...

Psalm 90:12 NLT
Teach us to make the most of our time, so that we may grow in wisdom.

Thanks for being our "cheerleading captain" on this journey!


Christy Treadway said...

Ok, as promised I am memorizing the second part of April 15th memory this time around. I absolutely LOVE these verses!!

Jeremiah 17:7-8

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose trust IS the Lord. For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes; but its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of drought nor cease to yeild fruit."

The word of the Lord is so powerful!!

Valerie said...
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Valerie said...

Valerie, Fultondale, AL

"Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me" Psalm 54:4 NIV

Sorry so late in posting mine.

lavonda said...

Psalm 91:7 (and one of my favorite ones!)
A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.

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