Moxie Memorizers

Sunday, May 15, 2011  ::  

The 15th really snuck up on me this month.  With end of the school year activities, kid sports, Second Mile stuff, I'm running around like a nut. To top it off, this weekend we had orientation for seven students headed overseas for the summer. It was an amazing time working to teach them values that not only will help them through the summer, but hopefully through life.  Prayer, initiative, community, flexibility, amplify, cultivate, and integrity were the areas we focused on through simulation, stress, and strategy. I really love this group of college students and can't wait to see how they grow in so many areas over the summer and the next couple of years.

I'm not quite finished with the Matt 7 passage, but will finish it this week.  I'm going to join so many of you in memorizing the Lamentations passage for the second half of the month.  I've really focused on waking up in the morning and thanking him for the new mercies for the day. Having this passage in my memory will make it so sweet.  I love speaking His very words back to him through prayer. His words are so much more profound than my own! 

I will be working on Lamentations 3:19-21 NIV for the next two weeks and will add the next three or so verses in June.  

Lam 3:19-21 

 I remember my affliction and my wandering, 
   the bitterness and the gall. 
I well remember them, 
   and my soul is downcast within me. 
Yet this I call to mind 
   and therefore I have hope:

Please post your verses.  Please don't skip out on memorizing through the summer.  As it turns out, we pretty much need God and His word in our lives the whole, entire year without breaks.  

12 important comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Anonymous said...

When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.

Psalm 94:19 (ESV)


christy.anne said...

"No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it."
1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV)

God is our rescuer! He is a high priest who understands what we go through. He is not standoffish when we are tempted - he intervenes! He rescues us, and provides a way out! Just let us trust Him

Sarah Ling said...

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
"The LORD is my portion," says my soul,
"therefore I will hope in him."

-Lamentations 3:22-24 ESV

Anonymous said...

You know when you read the right scripture at the right time and how it is perfect for everything going on in your life right then? thats how isiah 58 is for me right now. i wanted to write the whole chapter :) but I narrowed it down to this section:
Is. 58:8-9
"Then your light will break fourth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear. Then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer: Here I am!"

I have struggled with sickness for the past many years. It's just been a battle lately, and sometimes it's hard to believe that God does desire to heal my body. But everyday my faith in anything but Jesus is false, and that only He can see me through.


Erin Leigh said...

I have found myself falling behind these last two weeks. So I'm going to keep the same verse instead of trying to force it quickly: Psalm 51:16-17

Love you all,

Erin Anderelli

Alisa said...

Col 4:6
Let your conversation always be full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.


Unknown said...

After orientation I think Luke 9:23 is appropriate.

"Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me."

Angela DeSoto said...

I am continuing on with the passage I've chosen for a while; 2 Cor 9:8-11
This second half of May (yikes..Almost June already?!) I will be focusing on :9 & 10...

"As it is written: 'They have scattered their gifts to the poor, their righteousness endures forever.' Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness."

Sara said...

I'll be working to add to this one over the coming weeks:

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
-Colossians 3:12-13 ESV

Jen Griffith said...

Sorry a little late in getting this posted :( but I'm here !!!
I'm keeping it simple for two reasons one I'm still working
On Lamentations verse from last time (love it) and two came across this and love the simplicity and beauty of it.

Psalm 100:5 (ESV)
For the Lord is good:
His steadfast love endures forever,
And his faithfulness to all generations.


Jenna Grover said...

it has been a busy month but I thought later was better than never :) Between finals and prepping for the trip I haven't fully memorized James 1:19-21, so here is to finally memorizing it by the end of may :)

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because a man's anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

Erin Chute said...

1 Corinthians 13:7 (ESV)
"Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."

Lamentations 3:22-24 (ESV)
"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 'The Lord is my portion,' says my soul, 'therefore I will hope in him."

This was a verse I memorized a long time ago, but I was so excited Chad brought it up in his sermon that I wanted to make sure I really knew it well.

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