Hey everyone! I hope you are having a good week. I had some down time after work today and it was really awesome. Just lounging around catching up on my TV shows (thank God for DVR!!), reading a book and not having to run around like a chicken with it's head cut off was really nice. After spending a weekend with some family, I just want to take some time to say that I am so thankful for all my family. Even though we are crazy and sometimes moody, at the end of the day we all love each other and would be there if anyone needs it. I am so blessed to have my wild and crazy family!
I have been memorizing scriptures along with Beth Moore and all of her "Siestas" this year. (see http://livingproofministries.blogspot.com/ to find out more about "Siestas" & the Scripture Memory Team) Ok, I have to admit that I had real good intentions when I started. I bought a cute spiral, found a scripture that really spoke to me and I was off... but I memorized only 3 scriptures and then I fell off the wagon!!! I still kept up with the blog (Beth and her two daughters started the blog) but I just didn't participate in memorizing scripture. I guess I am more of a slacker than I realize and I need some motivation (obviously more people are like that than they like to admit), and Beth provided the it. She is having a Siesta Scripture Memory Team Celebration in Houston, the only stipulations are that you have to respond to the Memory Verse blogs 20 out of 24 times (it's twice a month) with your memory verse and be able to repeat 10/24 of your verses at the celebration to someone there (she said not on stage, so that was a relief!!). So, I have rededicated myself to memorizing scripture (thank goodness she is letting us catch up if we started late OR if we were just a plain slacker). I am really excited and hope that I can make it to the celebration! Please pray that I can be diligent and that my little brain can actually memorize this scripture!! : )
Why am I telling you this you are probably asking?? I just want to get more people involved in memorizing scripture and if you are in my ladies sunday school, I'm gonna talk to you about this in person!! So be ready! Ha ha. I believe that Beth is going to be doing this again next year and I feel it is an awesome opportunity with an awesome motivation. I have memorized 13 verses as of today (I'm working on #14) and yes, I may need a little reminder of how they start but it is 13 more than I knew at this time last year. This way is really neat too because you memorize scripture that is relevant to you and it makes it really personal with God. Just remembering all of his promises is really amazing.
So hopefully you can join me in 2010 and in January 2011 we can fellowship together at a Scripture Memory Celebration knowing 24 more scriptures than we do now. And don't try to tell me you can't do it because...
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phil 4:1 (NKJV)
Have a great day!!