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Week Fourteen – 2023 DFMD Scripture Meditation Challenge

July 16, 2023
Scripture Meditation & Memory at DFMD 2023

This weekend James and I saw the movie Sound of Freedom with our kids. It was deeply disturbing and unsettling, but a necessary dose of reality. Not only are so many children living in slavery throughout the world, but really many people are enslaved in one way or another, living in bondage to the evil that runs rampant over the earth. It’s a dismal thought and leaves me feeling helpless and angry all at the same time.

We Are Powerless

That situation and other similarly overwhelming ones make me feel powerless, but I ache to do something to fix things. It’s at that crossroads that many people become angry and frustrated with God, wondering why He allows such bad things to happen and evil to prevail.

But instead of getting angry with God, the Bible teaches us to draw closer to Him. We can cry out to Him and share openly about our frustrations and feelings of helplessness. And then we can express our faith in Him to step in and do something.

We Are Powerless

And that’s why I’ve selected 2 Chronicles 20:1 as my memory verse for the next couple of weeks. And as I meditate on this scripture I will indeed cry out to God on behalf of the helpless, the homeless, the war torn, the addicted, the defeated and the victims.

I encourage you to see Sound of Freedom if you haven’t and if it is in your area. It is indeed hard to watch. But it is eye-opening and very well-made. And for believers in Christ we can remember that we have a God who is greater than the enemy of our souls. We do not know what to do, but He does. And if we keep our eyes on Him we can trust that He will amaze us with the victory.

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I look forward to hearing from you today as you share your next scriptures for your meditation and memory album. Press on, dear sister. The way we fortify ourselves for the spiritual battles that wage around us is to arm ourselves with truth. Let’s take up shield and sword and be armed and prepared for the battles ahead.

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127 thoughts on “Week Fourteen – 2023 DFMD Scripture Meditation Challenge

  1. Thanks Kay for a difficult post. I have often been asked “ if God can do all things- why would he allow this”?

    Memory verse for this week:
    Colossians 3;17 17
    And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father trough him.

  2. But the seed sown on rich soil
    is the one who hears the word and understands it,
    who indeed bears fruit and yields a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold.
    Matthew 13:23

  3. II Chronicles 20:12 “O our God, will You not exercise judgment upon them? For we have no might to stand against this great company that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.”

  4. I am so thankful for many things I see God doing in my life and my family, so am choosing Psalm 86, verses 10 and 12. For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God. I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever.

    1. Thank you for sharing this wonderful scripture. I already have chosen one for this week but I will add this one next month. It’s a great way to praise God!

  5. James 1:12 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.

  6. Psalm 73:26
    “My flesh and my heart faileth: But God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.”

  7. I heard a woman talking on KLove this week that even though her grandson passed away, she was rejoicing and happy that he was with Jesus. It showed great faith. That prompted me to choose this verse:
    “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” ‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5‬:‭16‬-‭18‬ ‭LSB‬‬

  8. My verse for Week 14:

    John 16:33 NIV
    I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

    I picked my verse yesterday. After watching (most!) of the Sound of Freedom trailer, I think this verse is also appropriate for the times we are now living in. What an important issue this movie addresses! Hoping I can find this movie locally.

  9. “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”

    1 Cor. 2:9

  10. You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3

  11. Linda from Georgia
    1 Peter 2:24 Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes you were healed.

    This verse is precious to me because the Lord has healed me from cancer. I want to focus on this verse again as a reminder of the miracle that He has done for me. I don’t ever want to take this for granted

  12. “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
    Matthew 11: 28-30 The Message

  13. Good morning sweet ladies,

    My verse is from Job 12:10…
    In His hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.

  14. I have not seen the movie yet but plan to. I know a lot of people that have seen it and said it was a great movie. What a great bible verse you picked out for us to memorize. My verse is psalms 4610
    Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among The nations; I will be exalted in the earth.

  15. Thank you for sharing your scripture verse and your thoughts Kay! For the next 2 weeks I am going to memorize “You are not your own, for you were bought with a price” 1 Corinthians 6:19b-20a it was part of my devotion today and I need to remember this…..His sacrifice and what He has done for me and how I should live and love to reflect this fact!

  16. Good morning,

    I’m finishing Psalm 34 and chose verses 21-22,

    “Evil will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteousness will be condemned. The Lord will rescue his servants; no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.”

  17. 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

  18. Hi Ladies,
    I’m still waiting for the outcome of both personal health and work related questions. This verse came to me yesterday and I’ve been thinking and praying it since.

    Jeremiah 29:11
    For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.

  19. I plan to practice this spiritual discipline suggested before by Kay:

    “It is good to declare your unfailing love in the morning, and your faithfulness in the evening.”

  20. “…Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Philippians 4:8 NLT

  21. Psalm 89:15-16. Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O LORD. They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness.

  22. I John 4:18
    There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

  23. Mark 9 V37 Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.

  24. I did not know when I chose my verse last time how helpful it would be to me when my husband went out of town. In the past I have been petrified of staying alone at night. The verse was a real comfort to me and with the prayers of friends I was perfectly fine. This was a miracle to me! I’m so grateful for this challenge, Kay! I had gotten out of the habit of memorizing verses.

    This week-“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” I chose this because I am very worried about my daughters who “untangling” their faith. One in particular is dating a non-Christian. I need to trust that God will go after His lambs. I need wisdom to deliver truth with love so I don’t push them away. Stress is also really bad for my health and my battle against the return of my aggressive cancer. That is a minor factor in this, but still a concern. If any feel led to pray, I covet your prayers! Thank you.

  25. I missed adding my scripture for the last two weeks as my life became hectic-but in a good way-sharing time with family. During that time I was meditating on 1 Timothy 6: 11-12. These next two weeks I want to focus on Kay’s verse: 1 Chronicles 20:12. I have not yet seen Sound of Freedom, but I know that, as Christians, we are all experiencing spiritual battle, and this verse, and the verses I focused on the past two weeks help us to realize we must seek God’s will to be able to “fight the good fight.”

  26. Oh! I forgot to mention that International Justice Mission is a huge organization that fights human trafficking and rescues many people. Very organized and Christian. I don’t have ties to them, but if you are looking for a way to fight against human trafficking you may want to check them out. I hope to watch the movie this week.

  27. Kay, your scripture choice and your personal comments really resonated with me. I will be memorizing and praying about 2 Chronicles 20:12.

  28. Philippians 4:5b-7 (ESV)
    “The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God, and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

  29. Philippians 1:6 (ESV) — And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

  30. Psalm 139:3 (NIV – New International Version)

    You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways.

  31. I took my mother to Sound of Freedom last week. It was difficult to watch. We live in Texas and have seen many news stories about sex trafficking in our area. This evil exists and it makes me angry and sick to think about the horrors these victims experience. Despite pushback against this movie, I am glad it was released, and it seems to be raising awareness of this issue. I don’t understand why anyone would be against strong punishment of the sex trafficking of children. This country needs Jesus.

    My scripture is:

    1. I will lift up my eyes to the hills. From whence comes my help?
    2. My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
    Psalms 121: 1-2 NKJV

  32. Who among you fears the LORD and obeys his servant? If you are walking in darkness, without a ray of light, trust in the LORD and rely on your God. Isaiah 50:10 NLT

  33. 2Corinthians 12:9-10

    but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses,* in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me.
    Therefore, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and constraints, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

  34. I’ll be joining you,Kay, in memorizing 2 Chronicles 20:12. After reading that verse, I kept reading and there are two other verses from that chapter that I will be adding to it, 15b and 17. After reading these verses Chronicles, I went back and read Ephesians 6:10-18. In those verses we’re told to be strong in the Lord and in his power, to stand, to take our stand, to stand firm, to be alert, and to keep on praying.

    2 Chronicles 20:12, 15b, and 17 (NIV) -(12) O 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 upon you. (15b)This is what the LORD says to you: Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. (17)Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.

  35. “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

    1. I love this one too, Deb. There is a song my husband listens to with this verse in it. I want to always offer God my praises for He is worthy.

  36. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Matthew 6:34

  37. I chose a short, but very powerful verse:
    “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2Corinthians 5:7

  38. I have decided to join you in memorizing 2nd Chronicles 20:12. “O our God . . . We are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You.”
    2nd Chronicles 20:12
    The Sound of Freedom is coming to our town for two nights this week. We, my husband and I, plan to see it Wednesday night. I’m joining you in praying for the helpless, the unfortunate and the war torn people. Thanks Kay for urging me on, to continue to hide God’s Word in my heart. Thank you for the accountability that this provides me and other women. God bless you and your family.

  39. Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you. ~ Jeremiah 32:17

    Reminds me that God is all-powerful and nothing is to hard for him.

  40. 2 Corinthians 3:2-3
    You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody. You show that you are a letter from Christ,

  41. 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.” 2 Chronicles 20:12

  42. Then I heard something like the voice of a great multitude and like the sound of may waters and like the sound of mighty pearls of thunder, saying, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.” It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Then he said to me, “Write, ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.'” And he said to me, “These are true words of God.” Revelation 19:6, 7, 8, & 9.

    Lord help me to live each day remembering that I am getting ready for a wedding.

  43. Two things I need to be doing everyday: watching what I say, and seeking peace!

    1Peter 3:10-11 NRSV
    For “Those who desire life and desire to see good days,
    let them keep their tongues from evil
    and their lips from speaking deceit,
    let them turn away from evil and do good;
    let them seek peace and pursue it.

  44. He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8

  45. HI Ladies,

    I was reading a book recently by Janette Oke and one of the characters was talking about a scripture in Isaiah. I immediately knew the scripture because it is the one I chose two weeks ago. I was excited and thankful that I’m part of this challenge. Today my scripture is the second part of the section in Isaiah that I love. This section of scripture encourages me and draws me closer to God.

    Below is the whole section of scripture.

    Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:28-31.

    This week I’m adding verse 30 and 31. Have a wonderful week!

  46. So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you” (Deuteronomy 31:6 NLT)

  47. “then the LORD called Samuel; and he said, “Here I am.” I Samuel 3:4

    “Hineni” (hee-neh-nee) is a Hebrew phrase comprised of two short words: ‘hineh’ and ‘ani’, meaning “here” and “I”. More literally, “hineh” is translated as “behold” (certainly, surely), which is a much stronger word than simply “here”. When the two words are put together, ‘hineni’ becomes more than just sharing your geographical location. It is a powerful declaration – one that can be made to God, and one that God can make to us. What makes ‘hineni’ such a powerful statement? It is an offer of complete availability, of total readiness to serve. When we utter ‘hineni’, we make ourselves fully available to whatever it is God might ask of us. Even without knowing what that might be. The answer of ‘hineni’ is one of faith.

  48. I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. (Psalm 146:2) NIV

  49. Hi ladies. Hope all are well. I’ll be memorizing a acripture from Proverbs.

    “A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.” – Proverbs 19:11 (NIV)

  50. Thank you, Kay, for choosing this verse at this time. I, too, feel so powerless and helpless and angry at what is happening to innocent young children. This verse will be a great comfort to me.

    2 Chronicles 20:12
    O our God, will you not judge them? For we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You.

  51. Hi Kay,
    Thanks for all you do!! Today I choose Jeremiah 28: 11 (KJV) for my scripture.

    Jeremiah 29:11
    King James Version
    11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

  52. Kay, my husband and I saw Sound of Freedom last weekend. As you stated, it is very disturbing, and even horrifying, to see and know this is happening on such a large scale. My husband had been telling me stories of child trafficking for many months and how very widespread it is. Supposedly, when all of this eventually ALL comes out, people will be shocked by the names of powerful people and politicians who are players in this terrible evil against children and the cover ups that have been going on for years. If I hadn’t already written out my verse for the next two weeks, I would have copied your selection. However, I’ve written yours down to use in the next meditation. Meanwhile, based on a recent feeling from the church we are considering moving away from, I have selected the following for this week:

    “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.”
    –Matthew 5:13 (NIV)

    I wish you and all the women here a lovely and blessed week ahead.

  53. Then they asked him, “ What must we do to do the works God requires?”
    Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one He has sent.”
    John 6:28-29 NIV

  54. Praying to our Lord to protect our children, our families, ourselves, our nation, our world against all harm and evil.

    I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Now I am healing you.
    2 Kings 20:5

  55. John 16:33

    I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.

  56. Colossians 3:12 “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”

  57. The verses that spoke to me this week . . . I Peter 2:19-20 For this is a gracious thing when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God.

  58. I’m looking forward to seeing the movie too. I will claim your verse this week as it resonates with me as well. Thank you Kay!

  59. Continuing to consider how to act in the workplace, so I selected Phil 2:14-15.
    Do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world,

  60. Galatians 5.14
    For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: ‘love your neighbour as yourself’.

  61. Jeremiah 31:3 I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you.

  62. Continuing with the armor of God:
    In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.
    Ephesians 6:16 NLT

  63. Thank you, Kay. Your verse touched my heart and I am going to memorize it this time. The verse, “they who are with us are more than they who are with them” seems to help with this too, somehow we just need to harness His Power against this evil.

  64. Psalm 100:5 (ESV)
    For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever and his faithfulness to all generations.

  65. 1 Timothy 1:7, For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

  66. Hi there Kay and Ladies , it’s Kym from UK , so sorry at how late this is . For some strange reason Kay my Scripture email ended up in my junk box! I really don’t know why as it has never happened before , I think ive sorted it properly . My Scripture this week is :
    Cling to your Faith in Christ ,And keep your conscience clear . For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; As a result their Faith has been shipwrecked .

    1 Timothy 1:19 (NLT)

  67. Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24 NASB

  68. “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
    Ephesians 2: 8-9

  69. Jeremiah 6:16 (ESV) Thus says the Lord: “Stand by the roads and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.”

  70. Isaiah 41:10 ~ Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

  71. My verse is from Isaiah 55:11

    “It is the same with my Word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit.
    It will accomplish all I want it to and it will prosper everywhere I send it.”

  72. Kay I love the pictures you have been sharing as well as the scriptures. Are these pictures James’ and are we at liberty to save and use them? I use to love using my own pictures to create a scripture image in YouVersion. I’m not sure it is still an option.
    When I am disappointed, discouraged, and angry at the evil in the world I have to remind myself who the Word says the enemy is.
    “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6‬:‭12‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    Some have already shared verse before and after this that remind us how to stand and who fights our battles. I also have to remember the following commands, so they will be my verses for the next two weeks:
    “Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.””
    ‭‭Mark‬ ‭12‬:‭29‬-‭31‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    I can only do these in the strength and love of the Lord.
    Blessings, ladies.

  73. John 16:33 “I have told you these things,so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world”

  74. Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 2 Cor. 9:6

  75. I chose Psalm 9:9-10 (NIV)

    The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.

  76. This is what the LORD says:
    “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.”

    Jeremiah 6:16a NIV

    This is where I’m at with my small business right now.

  77. I will also be focusing on 2 Chronicles 20:12 O our God, wilt thou not judge them? For we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to ; but our eyes are upon thee. KJV

  78. I’m traveling so I will keep this brief. My verse is Romans 5:4,5!
    “and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭4‬-‭5‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  79. I regard as good the exiles from Judah, whom I sent away from this place to the land of the Babylonians. My eyes will watch over them for their good, and I will bring them back to this land. I will build them up and not tear them down; I will plant them and not uproot them. I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the Lord. They will be My people and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart. Jeremiah 24:5-7

  80. Jeremiah 17:7-8
    7 – Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose trust is the Lord.
    8 – For he will be like a tree planted by the water that extends its roots by a stream, and does 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 yield fruit.

  81. I think this is the first time (or maybe second) that I have decided to choose the same passage of Scripture as you Kay. I came across this one last year in my Bible Study Fellowship class and loved that we can humbly admit to God that we don’t know what to do but our eyes are on Him. I want to meditate on this also. My version is different though.
    O 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 upon you.
    2 Chronicles 20:12

  82. Deuteronomy 5:33 NLT
    Stay on the path that the Lord your God has commanded you to follow. Then you will live long and prosperous lives in the land you are about to enter and occupy.

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

  84. He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.

    John 3:36

  85. A little late with my verse, but here it is!

    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
    Joshua 1:9 NIV

  86. Isaiah 12:5 (NIVj

    Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world.

  87. Colossians 1: 19-20
    For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or things in heaven by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

  88. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

  89. My verse is;
    Psalms 116;1,2
    ‘I love the Lord, for he heard my voice,
    He heard my cry for mercy, because he turned his ear to me,
    I will call on him as long as I live.’

  90. “And do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,
    So that you may prove what the will of God is.
    That which is good and acceptable and perfect.

    Romans 12:2

  91. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
    gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galations 5:22-23 (NIV)

  92. Janes 3:1
    Not many of you should presume to be teachers my brothers because we know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.

  93. Romans 7:18-19
    And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t. I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway.

    Trying to focus on the scripture this couple weeks while trying to watch what I eat and not reach for the sweets and snacks!

  94. Continuing in Ps 40, God has heard my cry, delivered me from the pit, & set my feet on the right path. This week He restores joy as I praise him.

    He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God.
    Many will see what he has done and be amazed.
    They will put their trust in the Lord.
    Ps 40:3 NLT

  95. I am a little behind with posting, although I have written them on my index cards.
    “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭12‬:‭2‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
    “He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16‬:‭32‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.””
    ‭‭Joshua‬ ‭1‬:‭9‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
    “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”
    ‭‭James‬ ‭4‬:‭7‬-‭8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
    “Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!””
    ‭‭Mark‬ ‭9‬:‭23‬-‭24‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  96. Oh, for Heaven’s sake! I lost another entire week to illness. Here is my scripture for last week and this next week:

    “Your eyes beheld my unformed substance. In your book were written all the days that were formed for me, when none of them as yet existed.” Psalms 139:16 NRSV

    At least God knew that I was going to be this late. He lead me to this passage almost 2 weeks ago, I just haven’t been online to get it entered here.

  97. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by Him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Romans 8:15-16

  98. Mark 10:27 – Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.’
    Love, Monika