August 1st. The last month of summer. Already. I know people always say it, but I can't believe it's already August. I think spending the latter part of July overseas contributes to the time lapse I feel. Time keeps on ticking...school will start soon, the weather will change (ok, maybe not in Tucson), and before you know it, it will be time to put up our Christmas trees. A little dramatic maybe??
As you know I was gone from July 16th-27th. The ten days were packed with wonderful conversation and exploring. The days were not packed with memorizing and reviewing. I'm sorry for that! For the first two weeks of August, I will re-focus myself on the commitment to take in scripture. Please know that I made this commitment to God, to myself, and to you! I do not take it lightly! I hope that you are staying the course with me.
I didn't memorize the verse I posted last time, so I will memorize it for the first part of this month. Here it is again:
Luke 6:45 The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. (ESV)
I hope that you are spending the necessary time to take in His word. I was so encouraged last night during the gathering at Second Mile. Derek, Tyler, and Regan shared their hearts with us. A recurring theme was the importance of the Bible. Derek shared how God had convicted him to live with purpose and to know God's word. I continue to pray that as a church we will love the Word of God, will long to know what it says, and diligently live out what He reveals to us through time spent with Him corporately and individually.
I'm looking forward to reading your verses. Again, if you haven't posted in awhile, jump right back in! There is no condemnation in this group called Moxie Memorizers, only encouragement and accountability! Love you all more than you know!!