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Week Fifteen – 2023 DFMD Scripture Meditation Challenge

August 6, 2023
Scripture Meditation & Memory at DFMD 2023

Do you ever feel like your emotions are scattered with the cares of life, like the seeds of a dandelion? Sometimes I don’t quite know where to land on an issue – whether it’s personal or in the news – because I feel so many things about it. Our emotions can be both flighty and weighty, tossing us about and pushing us around so that we can’t make wise decisions, move forward with confidence or choose godly alliances. So what’s a girl to do?

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Some days my emotions push me around. Can you relate? Not only do my fickle feelings prevent me from landing squarely on the truth about something, but they can also distract me from the Source of my security and purpose. Sorting out the emotions feels somewhat like chasing lightening bugs in the dusk.

But recently I found a prayer in the Bible that reflects those same emotions. And the psalmist asked God a simple question I had never thought to ask Him.

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I love that phrase, “Unite my heart to fear Your name.” In other words, the psalmist is confessing that his emotions are everywhere because he’s concerned about too many things. Maybe he fears the future, regrets the past, feels unsafe in his surroundings, doubts his capabilities or distrusts the people around him. Those feelings are pushing him here and there and everywhere. Instead, he longs to have his heart united to fear only one thing, the Lord Himself.

So that is my prayer, too. I want to be a woman who is not pushed around by her emotions or fears. I want to aim to please only One, and I want that purpose to serve as my compass throughout the day.

I look forward to reading the comments and hearing about your chosen scripture passage for the next two weeks, too. Press on, dear sister. There’s no shame in falling behind, but I’d hate for you to miss out on the blessings in store for those who get back in there and finish the course. God is at work in your life. And you will reap a harvest if you are faithful to keep planting the seed.

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156 thoughts on “Week Fifteen – 2023 DFMD Scripture Meditation Challenge

  1. Hi all, fear has been a constant feeling that I’ve been dealing with too. I like the verse and prayer that Kay picked so I’m choosing that also in the NIV.

    “Teach me your way Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness, give me an undivided heart that I may fear your name.” Psalm 86:11

  2. Good Morning, Kay

    Today I chose John 20:31 KJV for memorizing.

    31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

    Thanks for starting this scripture memorization for all of us!

  3. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. (NKJV)

    “Rejoice always,
    Pray without ceasing,
    In everything give thanks;
    For this is the will of God
    In Christ Jesus for you”

  4. I am going to use yours this time Kay!!!! I can really relate to all that you said today. Thank you 🥰. I’m going to write it down and put it in my verse book!!!

  5. Good morning sweet ladies,

    I have picked the following scripture:
    Psalm 56:8

    You keep count of my tossing and put my tears in Your bottle.

    Both my mother (97) and my daughter (40) are really struggling. And boy, I’ve been tossing. Praying that he is with all of us, all the time.

    1. Aw Betsy my heart goes out to you as it must be very difficult watching both your mom & daughter struggle. You all are in my prayers. Love & hugs. 🙏💕🙏

  6. Wow Kay, that certainly resonated for all sorts of reasons. I normally try to pick a different verse from yours but I feel this is also the one for me for the next fortnight. Thank you.

    Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. Ps 86:11 NIV

  7. “Teach me Your ways, O LORD, that I may live according to Your truth! Grant me purity of heart so that I may honor You.” Psalm 86:11 NLT

  8. Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; Bless His name. Psalms 100:4 NASB

  9. I have been blessed by all the post from y’all so much that for the past few weeks I have been reading them and waited to post until the following Monday. I’m here this morning and look forward to reading your posts this afternoon.

    I chose Psalms 32:8 because I want to be under God’s control; not like the senseless mule in verse 9.😌

    “The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.”

    ( “Do not be like a senseless horse or mule that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control.””)
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭32‬:‭8‬-‭9‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  10. Proverbs 14:1: The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish tears it downwith her own hands. NASB

    Needing to camp on this continuously—it’s so easy to subtly plant a seed of discord and tear the house then.

  11. This was my verse from last time, but I didn’t spend as much time memorizing it as I needed to, so I am going to pick it again.

    “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way
    of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering
    and sacrifice to God.”
    Ephesians 5:1-2 NIV

    Blessings to you all.

  12. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you,
    Ephesians 4:31-32 NKJV

  13. Hi Kay and Ladies from the UK, I hope you are all well 💕. Kay I loved your Scripture today and your own thoughts on it , so very true ❤️. My Scripture today is :

    Isaiah 46.4 (New Living Translation)

    I will be your God throughout your lifetime – until your hair is white with age . I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you .

    And Kay and Ladies I have the utmost trust in God that he will do this ❤️

    1. Kym, I love this verse. I just jotted it down for our next scripture pick. You’re such a a blessing, all the way from the UK!

  14. Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. James 1:2-3 ESV

  15. Luke 6:37
    Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive and you will be forgiven.
    Ouch! Such a good convicting verse!!

  16. But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distress. 2 Corinthians 6:4

  17. The verse Kay chose also speaks to me:
    “Teach me your way, Lord; I will walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.” NASB

  18. With all the troubles in this world, I thought I needed to meditate on a happy verse.

    Psalm 33:11 “Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.” I also will include this short verse as I seem to be the only one in my famliy expectantly awaiting the return of Jesus-I think it is near, but no one else does in my family.

    Isaiah 49:23 “For they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.”

  19. Corinthians 6:10
    As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing, as poor, yet making many rich, as having nothing, yet possessing all things

    I missed last month, so sorry but this is one of my favorite scriptures
    Psalm 46:10
    Be Still and Know That I Am God

    Kay, your scripture also hits home as lately my emotions have been spiraling. As my heart keeps trying to repair itself and make room for whatever comes next to shake its core, I must remember to remain focused on my One Truest Love and His forever healing power within my heart. All in His time, I wait.

    1. Hi Helena, I was so happy to see your post today. You’ve been on my mind & in my daily prayers. I know it’s a difficult time for you. Keep doing your best & know that others care & share your grief. Sending you love, hugs & prayers. 💕🙏😇

      1. Frani,
        I can’t begin to thank you enough. I know your prayers and warm kindness have helped me these past weeks more than you can imagine. The intense moments of pain from this unwelcomed grief are so incredibly unpredictable and still so overwhelming, However, I will keep reminding myself that God has sent me Angels such as yourself to help me through❤ Blessing and hugs to you my friend.

    2. Helena,
      In 2021 my mother passed away and 6 days later my sister passed away. They lived in a different state than I do, yet in the busyness of those days He gathered other believers I knew only by name to us to carry us. God has been my strength, my peace, my comfort, and sustainer through difficult times. He is no respecter of persons. What He has done for me He will do for you.
      So I’m praying you won’t have to make room for something that will shake you to the core, but you will experience the peace that surpasses all understanding and joy unspeakable and full of glory.🙏❤️

      1. Phyllis, I can’t begin to imagine what it was like for you to lose your mother and sister within days of each other. Surely it was through the Grace of God that He brought you to a place of peace. Thank you for carrying me this time around, as I seek His comfort and understanding. Bless your kind and caring heart, and thank you so incredibly much.

      1. Thank you, Kym❤ I just miss her so much and the void she has left is apparently too large for me to bear. But I believe in the healing power of prayer, so thank you from all my heart.

        1. Helena when we lose a loved one , it is so hard sometimes to even just get up in the morning and work through our usual routines, the pain and grief seems insurmountable at times . Always talk about her and encourage others to do also . Take good care of yourself and Love yourself . Do lovely little things to keep her close and always in your heart and life . And God will do the rest , he will carry you and help heal you ❤️Xx

          1. I so appreciate this, Kym. She is the first one I think of in the morning and my days right now are just filled with so much sadness. It was all too sudden and will take time to process. I guess now I need to let my faith in God get me past the pain, anger, irritability, and extreme sadness. And like you said, i need to keep talking about the incredible loveliness of her spirit and never let it go. Thank you for being another angel who has lifted me up today. Your kind words of wisdom have truly spoken to my heart ❤

            1. Helena , this was a practical thing I did when a sudden loss of my loved one hit me , like you say grief also comes with anger and lots of irritable feelings as well as feeling like you are in a black hole you cannot climb out of . As I’m not usually an angry or irritable person and I didn’t want to hurt or alarm my loved ones . Find a room or a place in nature thats a ‘Safe’ place and by this I mean where people won’t get alarmed or think you are being attacked . Then I used to just scream at the top of my voice and scream until I cried , punching something soft like a pillow helped me to , I did this quite a few times . A little bit later into my grief I tried Meditation and still do this now , it took me quite a few goes to feel ‘right’ about it and my first few times I used to come back to awakening crying , as it can sometimes bring back old memories good and bad . I love to do this now though after my prayers and lots of times I have had answers to my questions , its a nice gentle start to my day . Lots of Loving hugs to you Helena and just know there are always people out there who care 🤗💕Xx

              1. This surprisingly sounds like relatable advice right now. I too am not generally an angry person, pretty laid back overall. But this grief is messing with me in a big way. I will give this a try, Kym. Thank you for sharing your difficult journey and the steps you took to healing. I know meditation is wonderful as well. I just need to conquer this overwhelming grief. This unwelcomed emotion. So many blessings to you today for being so kind and caring❤

      1. Thank you, Sherry. Your prayers and blessings are the perfect dose of strength and comfort for me today. God’s blessings to you as well

  20. Proverbs 31:26 (CEB – Common English Bible)
    Her mouth is full of wisdom; kindly teaching is on her tongue.

  21. Hi all .. my scripture for the next two weeks came about when someone asked me to explain my faith.

    “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” – Hebrews 11:1

  22. “Be kind and compassionate to one another.
    Forgiving each other just as in Christ, God forgave you.”

    Ephesians 4:32

  23. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

  24. I am watching the cross fit games this weekend. As a member and participant at a local cross fit gym I can really appreciate the efforts that these athletes make both physically, mentally and emotionally. It has prompted me to remember and think on Psalm 139: 13-14:
    For you created my inmost being;
    You knit me together in my mother’s womb.
    I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful I know that full well.
    In my 63 year old body I will never be as fast or lift as heavy or be as flexible as these athletes. But my body is still capable of so many things and still has lots of power. I can thank God for my body, care for it and appreciate all the human body is able to do by God’s design for it.

  25. “Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.”
    ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5‬:‭7‬ ‭LSB‬‬
    Trying to trust in Him as we await test results to see if my husband’s chemo is working 🙏🙏🙏🙏

    1. Robin, Praying for a good report that every treatment your husband receives will be for his healing. Praying for you and your husband.🙏

      1. Thanks so much for your prayers Phyllis. We did get a good report!!! The prayers (and chemo) are working!!! 2 treatments to go!!

      1. Thanks so much for your prayers Midge. We did get a good report!!! The prayers (and chemo) are working!!! 2 treatments to go!

    2. Prayers for your husbands Chemo results to be good . And prayers for your strength too , it’s hard to watch a loved one suffering 🙏🏻💕🤗

      1. Thanks so much for your prayers Kym.. We did get a good report!!! The prayers (and chemo) are working!!! 2 treatments to go!

  26. I’ve chosen Psalm 59:16-17 (NIV).
    “But I will sing of Your strength, in the morning I will sing of Your love; for You are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. O my Strength, I sing praise to You; You, O God, are my fortress, my loving God.”

  27. 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties;
    24 And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.
    Psalms 139: 23-24

  28. “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;” Colossians 3:23 KJV

  29. I have chosen: James 1:5 (MEV)

    If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all men liberally and without criticism, and it will be given to him.

  30. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesu Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all of our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
    2 Corinthians 1: 3&4

  31. 12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

    13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:

  32. Come now, and let us reason together,” says the Lord, “though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1;18

  33. I have had my Scripture picked out for a week now. My son in laws grandmother has had an illness for months now. Have been praying for her and this verse is comforting. Luke 1 : 37 For nothing will be impossible with God. NASB

      1. Thanks for your prayers She went home to th Lord, I know the prayers leave for peace And also to the family and comfort.

        1. Oh Sherry I’m so sorry to hear that , I hope she didn’t suffer. My prayers and love for you all at this time and hope you all find your Peace 🙏🏻❤️Xx

  34. I chose a familiar verse but one I have not put to memory Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)

    For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you, and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

  35. Psalm 86:11 Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness. Unite my heart to fear your name.

  36. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

    Matthew 11:28-30

  37. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a crowd of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of God.
    Hebrews 12:1-2 NIV

  38. “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭4‬:‭8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  39. I love this blog, and I love reading the scriptures here, and everyone’s comments.
    I believe; help my unbelief.

  40. Romans 3:10 As it is written, “None is righteous, no, not one.” (ESV)

    Romans 3:23 for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God. (ESV)

    Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ, our Lord. (ESV)

  41. I will chose your beautiful verse this time. I have been a Christian for many years, but I still feel there is so much to learn from studying His Word to transform the way I live my life.

  42. Psalm 86:11 NIV Teach me Your way, Lord, that I may rely on Your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I might fear Your name.

  43. Here is the verse God put in my heart:
    “So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
    Isaiah 41:10

    Thanks, Kay, for your thoughtful messages to us.

  44. And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.
    And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” Revelation 19:11-16

    Jesus is coming again. May I live my life and share Christ with others, in light of this fact.

  45. I am going back to school tomorrow for our teacher PD week. I have been thinking about all the planning that our administrators have been doing in preparation for us teachers and all the prep work teachers have to do before the students arrive in classes next week here in Arkansas. With all the planning on my brain, I chose a verse about just that.

    “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord determines his steps.” Proverbs 16.9

    I am a big planner. I have checklists upon checklists of steps for all parts of my life, not just lesson plans. My verse is like Kay’s in that I should pay attention to what God’s way is, his steps, not mine.

  46. Proverbs 3:5-6
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
    and do not lean on your own understanding.
    In all your ways acknowledge him
    and he will make straight your path.

  47. Your comments on scattered emotions remind me of the very first Bible verse I chose for this study :”You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3!

  48. I came across this verse when I needed to purchase a new photo album for my memory verses! It truly spoke to me!

    “Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.” Esther 4:14

  49. Psalm 32:8: “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.”

  50. This is so good Kay! Thank you for sharing!

    My verse for the next two weeks will be James 1:5
    If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach and it will be given to him. I just feel like I need wisdom more than ever with my business, this strange world and now grandchildren. I need my Lord and His wisdom!

  51. Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)
    For I know the plans I have for you, declares the lord. Plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

  52. All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

  53. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13

    A wonderful reminder to not get distracted or pulled off course.

  54. I love the hymn based on Isaiah 12, so I am memorizing a portion of that chapter. Isaiah 12:2 (ESV): “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”

  55. Hi ladies,
    My scripture verse today is:
    Blessed is the man (woman too) who makes the Lord his (her) trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go after a lie! Psalm 40:4 (ESV)
    This reminds me that the first and foremost person to look to for my hope and assurance is the Lord. He will guide me into the truth.

  56. My Bible verse to share is Matthew 7:6 but for context, here are Matthew 7:1 to 6: Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

  57. “Let them be put to shame and confusion altogether who seek to snatch away my life; let them be turned back and brought to dishonor who desire my hurt!”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭40:14‬ ‭RSV‬‬
    I continue with memorizing Psalm 40. Taken in context David needs God to deliver him from evil and from his own iniquities. God is faithful to do such a thing! In him we can hope and trust.

  58. Ephesians 4:31-32

    “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”

  59. I want to pray this passage for all of us, my dear sisters, for our families, friends and for the world. We all so often become weary carry heavy burdens. Thank you all for your prayers.

    Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
    Matthew 11:28

  60. Hebrews 13:16

    Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have; God is pleased by sacrifices of that kind.

  61. and He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. Colossians 1:17 KJV

    I am having a season where I needed the reminder that nothing is “just because “.

  62. John 10 V27-28
    My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.

  63. So true Kay. I have really focused on quiet time first thing in the morning to do my meditation. My day goes so much better.
    My verse for today is about Strength, power by Hope in God. Romans 15:13
    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

  64. We’ve been married nearly 50 years and with 3 children have been further blessed with 16 grandchildren…kinda funny since we were told we couldn’t have children. A set of quadruplets added to our joy but I find I have a full time role to pray and trust the Lord for each one. “As for Me, says the Lord, this is my covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth nor from the mouth of your descendants nor from the mouth of your descendants descendants, says the Lord, from this time and forevermore.” Household salvation!

  65. So he answered and said, “You shall love the Lord your God, with all your heart, with all your
    soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself. “
    Luke 10:27 NKJV

  66. I chose Romans 5:1-2
    Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: by whom also we have access by faith into his grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. KJV

  67. Isaiah 54:2 “Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; spare not! lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes.”

  68. “May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you His peace.”

    Numbers 6:24-26

  69. Linda from Georgia
    Isaiah 30:15 For thus says the Holy One of Israel:
    In returning and rest you shall be saved;
    In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.

  70. Psalm 46:10 NIV
    “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

    Other versions of this passage say stop striving, stop fighting, be calm….. surrender. I love stopping and just mediating on these perspectives. .

    Thank you again, Kay, for leading this meditation. God knew I needed this in my life at this time and it has made all the difference. ❤️

  71. I’m a bit late but I definitely continuing with this challenge!I love the scripture you chose Kay and it’s perfect for what you are talking about with emotions., I may choose that in the future. I chose Phillipians 4:4-7 because this will help me right now.

    Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice. Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God and the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

    Have a wonderful week ❤️

  72. Will be memorizing the same verse, from The Remedy paraphrase

    Teach me how You built life to operate, oh God, and I will live in harmony with Your design; renew my heart into perfect adoration of Your character of love.

  73. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
    2 Corinthians 10:5

  74. My verse for this time is from Ecclesiastes 3:11.

    “Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people can not see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end”.

  75. Hi there! I’m definitely struggling to keep my memory verse a priority these last couple of weeks. I’m persevering, however. I’ve been guilty of a “not so positive” attitude so I’ve chosen Philippians 4:8 as my verse for the next couple of weeks. Thank you for helping to hold me accountable. Philippians 4:8 says, Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8 😊👍❤️🙏

  76. Stand in the ways and see,
    And ask for the old paths, where the good way is,
    And walk in it;
    Then you will find rest for your souls.

    Jeremian 6:16

  77. I will learn your verse Kay.
    Teach me Your way, Lord;
    I will walk in Your truth;
    Unite my heart to fear Your name.
    Psalm 86:11

  78. Hi Kay! I’ll do your scripture too. Thank goodness it’s short as I’m short on time lol! The thoughts in it are direct and simple. A United heart, a Singular heart. I like that.

  79. 2 Corinthians 6:1-2 NKJV
    We then as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For He says: In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you. Behold now is the accepted time; behold now is the day of salvation.

  80. 1 John 2:28
    And now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears we may have confidence and not shrink from Him at His coming.

    We’re currently doing the Jen Wilkin study “Abide” on 1/2/3 John. It has been so good, and I have been looking for my memory verses from these books. I think about my own lack of confidence and how it can make me timid or self-conscious. And even spiritually, if I don’t make a concerted, intentionality toward “ABIDING IN HIM”, I can have a lack of confidence and shrink back from being a bold proclaimer!! Confidence comes from “knowing”…. and I want to make knowing Him my first priority! Certainly I have no trouble being bold as I share with others about my grandsons! I know them! I know what I’m talking about, and thus I feel total confidence in sharing! I never shrink back! I want to be that way with others and actually with Christ Himself…. coming forth with boldness rather than fear!

  81. Yes! I believe!

    So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.
    1 John 4:14 NRSV

  82. John 14;1 “Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me’. I’m so inspired by this group and grateful for faith filled believers. Thank you Kay!

  83. “Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭95‬:‭1‬-‭2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  84. James 5:16
    Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

  85. Hebrews 12; 14 (NIV)
    Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness, no one will see the Lord..

  86. My scripture verse for this month is: Mark 11:24

    Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them and you will have them.

    New King James version.

  87. Janes3:2
    We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a person man able to keep his whole body in check.

  88. You will make known to me the way of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever. Psalm 16:11

  89. “Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist-denying the Father and the Son.”

    1 John 2:22

  90. Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. Romans 15:13

  91. Teach me Your way, Lord;
    I will walk in Your truth;
    Unite my heart to fear Your name.
    ~ Psalm 86:11, NASB

  92. 1 Peter 5:10
    And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

  93. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Ephesians 6:13

  94. I am late to posting this week’s Bible verse. I have taken yours from last week because there is so much evil going on in this world today that is against all of God’s Word and his teachings.

    “Our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on You.”

    —Chronicles 20:12 (NIV)

  95. Matthew 5: 7-9
    Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
    Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
    Blessed are the peacemakers, for the shall be called sons of God.

  96. Hi Kay, I selected a similar verse for the next 2 weeks.

    “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3

  97. The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

  98. Really late posting this, but my verse this time is Galatians 6:9… because I am weary and need to renew my strength in God.

    Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.
    Gal 6:9

  99. As I was reading Ps 40, I was struck by the phrase “tender mercies.” Although my situation is frustrating & annoying, it is not discouraging depressing, or devastating. Yet I want to run to my Abba, begging for His tender mercies. Since a high-wind storm blew through day before yesterday we have had no power or water. Not life-shaking. Tender mercies are what I need from God right now – the mercies of peace and purpose in this situation. If His mercy should extend to restoring our power I would be most grateful. 😊
    Do I really realize the great God of creation is tender towards me?! His mercy shows in temperatures in the 70s. I don’t need to be concerned about pipes freezing. I must stop to notice the tender mercies He shows every day, even if our power isn’t restored for another 3 days or more. Another facet of our God to explore and admire amidst the everyday challenges of life.

    Psalm 40:11 KJVS
    [11] Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Lord : let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.

  100. I too am feeling “pushed around” and overwhelmed by emotions and the cares of life. So the verse I’m meditating on these next two weeks is, Matt 11:28-30.

  101. Kay, Thank you for your encouragement to press on and finish this memorization and meditation challenge… and thank you for this lovely and timely verse from
    Psalm 86… I think I will make it a ‘bonus’ verse for me. This morning I am submitting two verses I have chosen for weeks 14 and 15 … catching up again.
    This morning I am also feeling so grateful that so many years ago my life was made new in Christ, and I am praying this morning for family members who so desperately need to surrender to Him… I am reminded that not only do we become a new creation in Christ, but His mercies are new every morning..
    2Corinthians 5:17. “ Therefor if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, the old is gone, the new has come “
    Lamentations 3: 22 -23. “ The steadfast love of the Lord ever ceases, his mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning. great is his faithfulness.

  102. I can relate to your sentiments about emotions pulling you in different directions. We have spent a lot of time traveling with family this summer and my emotions have gone from highs to lows and back again.
    My verse this week revolves around family.
    Colossians 3:12–13 NIV

    12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

  103. “We wait in hope for the LORD;
    he is our help and our shield.
    In him our hearts rejoice,
    for we trust in his holy name.” – Psalm 33:20-21

  104. It is good to praise Yahweh, to sing praise to Your name, Most High, to declare Your faithful love in the morning and Your faithfulness at night…for You have made me rejoice, Lord, by what You have done; I will shout for joy because of the works of You hands. Psalm 92:1,2, and 4.

  105. I hear so much boasting in the media and from people around me. I was struck by this exhortation in Jeremiah 9:23-24 (ESV):
    Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts, boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.

    My goal is to understand and know the Lord and to delight in steadfast love, justice and righteousness as He does.

  106. This is often my evening prayer, i’d like to commit it to heart.
    Psalm 36: 5-8 ESV
    Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness to the clouds.
    Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; Your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast You save, O Lord.
    How precious is Your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
    They feast on the abundance of Your house, and You give them drink from the river of Your delights.
    For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light do we see light.
    Oh, continue Your steadfast love to those who know You, and Your righteousness to the upright of heart!

  107. My scripture for this week is:
    Philippians 4:6-7
    “ do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition with Thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

  108. Hebrews 7:25 NLT
    Therefore he is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.