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Week Seven – 2023 DFMD Scripture Meditation Challenge

April 2, 2023
Scripture Meditation & Memory at DFMD 2023

Is it getting harder? Not necessarily to memorize or meditate on God’s Word, but to stay consistent and invested? Keep in mind that the enemy of your soul does not want you to focus on the Truth; he’s the father of lies, the deceiver and the evil one. Let’s press on so that we can reap the harvest we have begun to plant in the fertile ground of our hearts and minds.

Hurting World

This past week we were once again reminded that we are living in a hurting and broken world. I’m sure that, like me, you have experienced a full range of emotions from grief to rage to fear to frustration. Worst of all, I’ve had moments when I’ve felt defeated, like all is lost and there is no hope for this world.

Maybe you, like me, wonder how in the world our kids will be able to raise their children in this tormented world. May you look around and see desperation and hate and vitriol and immorality winning the day, and you long for simpler times…or so they seemed.

Nehemiah 4:14

That’s why I’ve chosen Nehemiah 4:14 for my next memory verse. I want to remind myself daily that all is not lost, God is still in control, He still has a purpose for the Church to be here (or we wouldn’t be here) and that I need to be a spreader of hope and courage, not despair and grief.

I want to be a woman who continues to fight for her family, including those to come, and who gives others around me courage and hope to press on, too.

Scripture Meditation & Memory at DFMD 2023 (7)

When we engage in conversations this month with other adults or young people who are feeling fearful about the future, let’s step up to the plate with words of truth, hope, grace and courage. Let’s have Nehemiah 4:14 in our hearts and minds so that we can speak these inspiring words with conviction.

I look forward to reading your selection for the next two weeks, as well. Please know that I read every comment. Thank you for sharing this journey with me.

PS – I wanted to share with you that my husband James has begun a podcast called Discover the Bible. James is an excellent verse-by-verse expositor of the Bible, and he is currently preaching through the book of Judges. You can check it out HERE or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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190 thoughts on “Week Seven – 2023 DFMD Scripture Meditation Challenge

  1. He is faithful to those who are faithful to Him.

    “I will bring him near and he will come close to Me, for who is he who will devote himself to be close to Me?”
    JEREMIAH 30:21


  2. Hi Kay,
    Thanks for the inspiration on this Palm Sunday! It indeed has been a troubling week and like you, I’m deeply concerned about the future of our grandchildren. Today, I have chosen s short but meaningful scripture.

    Luke 19:10 (KJV)

    For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.

  3. My verse from now through 4/15 is Nehemiah 4:14,
    When I saw their fear, I stood and said to the nobles, the officials, and the rest of the people: “Do not be afraid of them; remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.”
    I love how brave, resourceful, and faithful Nehemiah was, and I pray we can be as he was then in the troubles of our own times.

  4. Hi,

    I chose.

    Fear the Lord, you his holy people,
    for those who fear him lack nothing.
    10 The lions may grow weak and hungry,
    but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. Psalm 34:9-10



  5. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

    This is the most famous verse in the Bible, but particularly relevant as we go into Holy Week. God’s love endures forever and his grace is an amazing gift. I thank him every day for his Love for me.

  6. Happy Palm Sunday!
    My verse is
    Psalms 62:7
    On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God.

  7. Greetings to all! My verse for meditation is:

    “Come and see what our God has done, what awesome miracles he performs for people!”

    Psalm 66:5

  8. Psalm 139:14 (NKJV)

    “I will praise You,
    For I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    Marvelous are Your works,
    And that my soul knows very well.”

  9. Thank you, Kay, for the reminder to rely on our faith in these troubling times. Even in desperate times I look for glimmers of hope. They are there. God provides them. Be observant and you will hear or see them.

    I chose the following scripture. Titus 3: 4-7
    But when the kindness and the love of God our Saviour toward mankind appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of rebirth and the renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour, so that, being justified by His grace, we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

  10. “For God didn’t give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control.”
    2 Timothy 1:7

  11. I saw where someone else posted this verse, it resonated with me today. “I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.” Psalm 139:14 NASB

  12. Hi all .. I have a prayer request and I can’t think of a better group than Kay and her followers here to ask to please say a little prayer for my brother-in-law George. He had lung cancer surgery 10 days ago and the surgery and recovery is not going well. My family and I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks and God bless you all.

    My scripture today: “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” – 2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)

    1. Frani, I am sending up a prayer right now for healing for your brother-in-law and that God will also provide wisdom and skill to George’s doctors as they treat him.

    2. Sending prayers and every good wish. We’ve had a recent cancer scare in our family too, so I can empathize with your and your family. God bless.

    3. Praying for you and your family during this stressful time. May our Lord bless you all with His Peace and Comfort.

    4. Frani, I pray your brother-in-law’s health is restored quickly. That his current suffering is alleviated quickly and that he finds hope and strength in our Lord. Miracles do indeed happen. May you all take comfort in His word.
      Psalm 18:16-19 (NIV)
      16He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
      he drew me out of deep waters.
      17He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
      from my foes, who were too strong for me.
      18They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
      but the Lord was my support.
      19He brought me out into a spacious place;
      he rescued me because he delighted in me.

    5. Frani, Praying for George . .”by faith in his name has made him strong – has given him perfect health” Acts 3:16

    6. Dearest Heavenly Father, our Healer and Redeemer, please, please, please heal George and grant his loved ones strength for this very hard time !!! Thank you, in Jesus Name, Amen and Amen

  13. Happy palm Sunday Kay and ladies. Sherry from Minnesota because of the difficult times now
    2Timothy 2:3-4 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, Disobedient to parents, Ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God NASB

  14. Hello to all from Vancouver. Yes, Kay, some of the news is indeed heartbreaking and discouraging, and the passage you’ve chosen is most appropriate for these situations. But as this is Palm Sunday, I’ve chosen the following:

    “Blessed is he that comets in the name of the Lord…Hosanna in the highest.”
    Mark 11:9–10. KJV

  15. Love this verse and it’s assistance in helping people PLUS a bonus to learn that your husband has a pod cast which I will certainly listen to!!! thank you, Kay, for being YOU!!!

  16. Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28

  17. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son; that who ever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

    John 3:16-17 NKJV

  18. When I opened my Bible this morning this verse jumped out at me. Its Psalm 19:14. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart..Be acceptable in Your sight O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.

  19. I love Kay’s chosen verse.

    And I looked and arose and said to the nobles and to the officials and to the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes.” Nehemiah 4:14

  20. I have a tendency to let worry carry me a way at times. That’s why I chose my next verses:

    Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap. They gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
    Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life span? Matthew 6:26-27

  21. Since today is Palm Sunday, as several others did, I chose this as my verse for the next two weeks: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 (NKJV)

  22. My verse this time is from Psalms 63:1

    You God are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry parched land where there is no water.

    Ladies, thank you to those of you who left comments (on my last verse), chosen for my friend undergoing cancer treatments. I was able to screenshot them and share. What a loving, comforting community of gals. Kay was right when she wrote in her first post, “daily meditating on and memorizing verses will change you life!”

  23. I chose Romans 14:16-17
    Therefore do not let your good be spoken of as evil; 17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

    Thank you Kay for your diligent effort and encouragement. I value your example so much!

  24. “I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭27‬:‭13‬-‭14‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  25. My verse this week gleans what is the foundational pillar of my faith in Christ. As I focus on discipleship, this verse reflects what all long for: a God who loves us so much, that He was willing to suffer and die in our place. “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” – Romans 5:8.

  26. My verse for this week is:

    Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12 ESV

    A needed reminder in these troubling times…

  27. John 3:16

    For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

    I picked this as our message for Holy Week.

  28. Brenda from Indiana: Psalm 63:3,4
    Because thy loving kindness is better than life, My lips shall praise thee. Thus will I bless thee while I live; I will lift up my hands in thy name.

  29. As believers in Jesus Christ, we have a bright tomorrow and a blessed assurance:

    “Then the seventh angel sounded: and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever.'”

    Revelation 11:15 NAS

  30. Psalm 18:2
    English Standard Version
    2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
    my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
    my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

  31. “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6 NKJV

  32. My plan was, and still is, to meditate on Isaiah 53 in light of Easter. But after reading your blog today, I will add refreshing my memory of Nehemiah 4:14. That was a favorite verse when my daughter was in middle and high school. Thank you for reminding me of it today and how I need to apply it through prayer for my nieces and their little ones and friends. Thanks Kay! And Happy Easter!

  33. So much anger, so much suffering. It is hard to believe the evil that some people let into their heats.
    And then we have destruction that appears out of nowhere into people’s lives like that of the tornadoes in Rolling Fork, Mississippi and in my state of Arkansas on Friday. I am so very grateful that my mother, brother-in-law, and my husband’s aunt were narrowly missed by the twister, and it is heartening to see how the people of Little Rock/North Little Rock, Wynne, AR and Mississippi are pulling together to clean up and take care of each other. I am certain the same is happening in other storm ravaged places in Iowa and Illinois.
    I think the following verse is a good one for both Holy Week and the gratitude I want to express for the deliverance of my family from danger.
    2 Corinthians 1:10-11
    ” 10 He has delivered us from such a terrible death, and He will deliver us. We have put our hope in Him that He will deliver us again, 11 while you join in helping us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gift that came to us through the prayers of many. “

  34. For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. Ps 91:11


  35. Romans 8:28. All things work together for good for those who love God. NKJV ( New King James Version)

  36. I very much like the verse you chose, Kay, as it resonates with my concerns as well. I’ve been working through Psalm 91 which brings comfort to my soul in these days we are living in. For the next two weeks I’ll be memorizing verses 9-12

    “ for you have made the Lord, my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place. No evil will be for you, nor will any plague come near your tent. For he will give his angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways. They will bear you up in their hands, that you do not strike your foot against a stone.”

    1. I was reading through everyone’s verses and yours stood out to me. I turned this into a prayer for my son and his family who have had numerous trials over the past year. Thank you for sharing this verse. 🙂

  37. I looked them over and proceeded to tell the nobles,
    the leaders, and the rest of the people,
    “Don’t be afraid of our enemies.
    Remember how great and awe-inspiring the Lord is.
    Fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters,
    your wives, and your homes.”
    ‭‭Nehemiah‬ ‭4‬:‭14‬‬

  38. Ephesians 3:20-21 (NIV)
    Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

  39. The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.” Nahum 1:7 ESV

  40. “Then Peter came up and said Him, “Lord, how many times shall my brother sin against me and I still forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy-seven times.” Matthew 18:21-22 (NASB)

  41. Thank you for your insights, Kay. I was so afraid I would have to talk to my sweet third grade students about what happened, but thankfully their parents kept them innocent of this latest tragedy. They wanted to tell me about their birthday parties and upcoming visits with their grandparents. So bittersweet when I think of those sweet babies in Nashville who probably were looking forward to similar events on their last day on earth. Ugh, sorry, it’s just so wrong!

    Anyway, my verse for this time is one that always brings me comfort when I’m worried: 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 your minds in Christ Jesus.

    1. Trusting in the unseen….

      When bad things happen to good people, I always want to say “It will be OK”, and I know it sounds so trite and weak to people in great suffering. We have just had devastating family news and are all heartsick over it. I have again offered up this advice of Faith.

      Verse John 20:29 NIV
      When Jesus told him, “Because you have seen, you have believed, blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.

  42. Use hospitality, one to another, without grudging. 10 As every man had received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. I Peter 4:9-10 KJV

  43. I like your verse today,Kay, from Nehemiah. It’s very timely for the events going on in our world, so I want to remember this verse.
    Was that a picture of Cincinnati on your blog today? It’s very beautiful.

  44. I’m going to memorize Kay’s verse this time, also. When these horrible things happen my mind doesn’t go to the place that it should. I want to remember that God is in control ultimately not the evil that we are seeing. Thank you, Kay, for your daily encouragement.

  45. Because of this, God greatly exalted him
    and bestowed on him the name
    which is above every name,
    that at the name of Jesus
    every knee should bend,
    of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
    and every tongue confess that
    Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.
    Philippians 2:9-11

  46. My verse

    2 Corinthians 4:8-10
    we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down but not destroyed; alway carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.

  47. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever, 1 Timothy 1:17 KJV

  48. ““But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
2 Corinthians 12:9-10”

  49. In keeping with my word for the year, victorious, my verse is “Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” [NIV]
    I am challenged when I think about the contrast of righteous and victorious with lowly and riding on a donkey.

    Previous verses
    5&6) I Cor 9:24 You know that in a race all the runners run but only one wins the prize, don’t you? You must run in such a way that you may be victorious.
    I Cor 9: 25 Everyone who enters an athletic contest practices self-control in everything. They do it to win a wreath that that withers away, but we run to win a prize that never fades. [ISV]
    4) Romans 8:37 But in all these things we are completely victorious through God who showed his love for us. [ISV]
    3) Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God is in your midst, a victorious warrior. He will rejoice over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy. [NASB]
    2) Isaiah 41:10 Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you, I will help you; I will uphold you with My victorious right hand. [TLB]
    1) Psalm 89: 15-17 How blessed are the people who worship you! O LORD, they experience your favor. They rejoice in your name all day long, and are vindicated by your justice. For you give them splendor and strength. By your favor we are victorious. (NET)

  50. I pray this scripture for all of us.

    The Lord bless you and keep you.
    The Lord shine his face upon you and be gracious to you.
    The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace.

    Numbers 6:24-26 NCB

    Have a Blessed Easter!

    1. That was mine last time, and I find it to be such a comfort! Thank you, Midge! Blessed Easter to you also!

  51. Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous. 1 Peter 3:8

  52. “But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our peace fell upon Him, And by His wounds we are healed.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭53‬:‭5‬ ‭LSB‬‬

  53. You have picked a very timely verse, Kay. I certainly needed this reminder.

    My verse this week will be Proverbs 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

  54. My scripture for this week is from
    Proverbs 24:17 – 18 RSV

    “Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles;
    Lest the Lord see it and be displeased and turn away his anger from him.

  55. Wishing everyone a Blessed Palm Sunday.

    My verses this week Psalm 118 v25-29-NIV
    OLord,save us;O Lord,grant us success.Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. From the house of the Lord we bless you. The Lord is God, and he has made his light shine upon us.
    With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession up to the horns of the alter. You are my God,and I will give you thanks; you are my God,and I will exalt you. Give thanks to the Lord for he is good;his loves endures forever.

  56. 1 Corinthians 15:22
    This text is important to me because its a summary of the Bible in a short sentence.
    We all have sinned through Adam, but we all are saved through Christ.

  57. Hi!
    I chose,
    I weep with grief, my heart is heavy with sorrow: encourage and cheer me with your words.
    Psalms 119.28

  58. A reminder that laws and generic spirituality do not provide grace. Only God’s love of Jesus’ sacrifice will do the trick. “I do not frustrate the grace of God: for it righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.” Galations 2:20 KJV I thought it was appropriate for Holy Week.

  59. For the newness that Christ’s saving grace brings at Easter:

    “behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19

  60. I’m going to meditate on Daniel 3:16-18, to remember that the Lord both fights for me and is in charge- even if it doesn’t feel that way at times.

    Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us[a] from Your Majesty’s hand. 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

  61. I chose 2nd Corinthians 4:8-10, like some others did, as we feel hard pressed on every side right now, but as Easter will remind us this week, “we always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body”. Thank you!

  62. I’m working on honoring a new boss at work and respecting her leadership and authority. It is not real fun right now. So I am choosing some verses out of Hebrews 12:11, 14-15.
    “All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness… Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled.”

  63. “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2‬:‭10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  64. Isaiah 53:5
    But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities, the punishment that brought us peace was upon him and by his wounds we are healed.

  65. Thank you for another good meditation verse. Not to fear is such a comforting ongoing Bible theme. And yet we worry. These are the verses I need engraved on my heart.

  66. Hi Kay,
    I wanted to still get in my Bible verse today.
    Continuing on the same theme I’ve chosen, which is to have at ready memory Bible verses to witness to those who would hear the Good News of salvation: 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 (ESV)
    A good reminder to me also– it is nothing I have done to earn salvation or to keep it… solely by the work and grace of God who opened my eyes and heart to even realize that I needed more in life. He was that “more.”
    God bless you,

  67. “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:57-58 (NIV)

  68. Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights. James 1:17

  69. I’ve looked forward all week to writing this Scripture on the next memory card!! Your Scripture blessed me so much – heartbroken over this past weeks horrific events and know we cannot lose heart but must pray and trust God!! Bless you sweet Kay!
    Proverbs 22:3 – The prudent foresees danger and takes precautions; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.

  70. 2 Timothy 1:7 (CSB)
    For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.

  71. Psalm 19:7 “The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.”

  72. psalm 46:10

  73. As I reflect on the next passage that I have chosen, I paused to remember that all my prayers for strength, courage, help, and grace are gifts. I don’t have to pray “hard”. I only have to accept that God is in charge and I need to let go and let God. So to finish the Philippians passage I began a few weeks ago, I will mediate, be still, and allow the Lord’s message to joyfully soak in. God’s Will be done….

    Philippians 4:8-9
    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. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. NIV

  74. Do you have a dear friend or family member that does not know the Lord or is drifting away? I do.
    As I brought this precious one to the Lord, He gave me Jeremiah24:7
    “ I will give them a heart to know that I am the Lord,and they shall be my people and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with their whole heart.”
    I replaced “them” with their name.
    I personalized it.
    I have peace, hope and comfort in our faithful God.
    Easter Blessings to you all this week.💗🌷

  75. 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. Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

  76. Ephesians 2:4-6 ESV “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you are saved.

  77. Good evening all,

    My verse for the last two weeks has been “Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.” from Proverbs 3:13 & 14. This week I’m finning that section of scripture with Proverbs 3:15-17.

    She is more precious than rubies, nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand: in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace.

    I love this section especially the part about peace.

  78. Phyllis from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
    I want to memorize the following for my next verse:

    “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭53‬:‭5‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  79. “Keep (tend) and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:23

  80. Thank you Kay again for doing this. It holds me accountable and I appreciate it so very much! My scripture that I will memorize this time will be Psalm 19:14 may the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your site, oh, Lord, my rock, and my redeemer.

  81. I have chosen to meditate on John 3:16-17 NKJV in observance of Holy Week.
    16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
    17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

    I am praying for those who have requested prayer and I wish all of you ladies a Happy Resurrection Sunday.

  82. Psalm 5:11,12 But let all who take refuge in You rejoice, let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in You. For You bless the righteous, Oh Lord; You cover him with favor as with a shield.
    I have a brand new granddaughter, and seeing the state of our declining world has literally cost me sleep. He is a faithful God, and I am clinging to His word, and fighting for our heritage

  83. Psalm 9:1-2
    All my heart will give thanks to You, Eternal One.
    I will tell others about Your amazing works.
    I will be glad and celebrate You!
    I will praise You, oh Most High!

  84. Colossians 3:12
    Therefore, as God’s chosen daughter, Marcia, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

    When my friend Karen sends a note that includes God’s Word she personalizes it in the manner written above. It is humbling to remember that God’s words are recorded to teach or admonish me to reflect my Heavenly Father properly.

  85. This the monthly memory verse for church. It is the one I will do these first 2cweeks.
    Romans 6:9 “We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again;death no linger has domain over him”
    Hallelujah we serve a living Lord!!

  86. Sorry I was helping out someone after church and forgot to post! “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.” Jeremiah 29:11 NRSV

    I chose this because of all of the stuff going on in the world that is scary. The Lord will look after us.

  87. Psalm 55:22 NIV. Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall

  88. Hi Kay and rest of the Ladies , sorry Im a bit late with mine , Im from the UK. Kay I loved your Scripture and the meaning behind why you chose it . Thank you for the invite to your husbands Bible Podcast , I have signed up and listened to one of his readings so far , I really enjoyed it🙏🏻. This is my Scripture today .
    JOHN 15:5 (New Living Translation)
    “Yes I am the vine ; You are the branches . Those who remain in me , and I in them , will produce much fruit . For apart from me you can do nothing .

  89. I am going to do Nehemiah 4:14 also. This verse really spoke to me after the past week. I am a teacher, mother, grandmother, who fears for our children and what they will face. Not only that but I live a couple of hours away from Nashville and the tragedy that happened there and have family that lives there, which made it hit home even more. Thank you, Kay, so much for sharing this verse as it is exactly what I needed right now.

  90. Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your
    God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious hand. Isaiah 41:10 NRSV

  91. Kay,
    Your scripture verse resonated with my personal struggles seeing what is happening in the world, I will therefore also choose Nehemiah 4:14:
    When I saw their fear, I stood and said to the nobles, the officials, and the rest of the people: “Do not be afraid of them; remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.”

  92. Hi! I’m Patti from Iowa. About 15 years ago I went on a missions trip to Mexico and this was a key verse for our team. Today I need to recommit this verse as I step out to serve the people around me.
    Matthew 20:28 says, “just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

  93. My friend is struggling with caring for elderly parents and asked me to pray for her. She is seeking grace, in the face of constant criticism from her parents as she tries to help them. I will be praying this passage for her.
    “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Heb. 4:16

  94. Linda in Georgia
    My verse this week is Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

  95. John 20:13 RSVCE
    They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” – John 20:13
    Since I was young I have heard the love and grief in her voice.
    Never permit me to be separated from You.

  96. My friend asked me to pray for her. She is struggling caring for aging parents who are critical of her efforts. She is seeking grace to better serve them.
    I have selected this verse for her.
    “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Heb. 4:16

  97. I am thrilled that your husband has started this podcast! I am currently reading through Judges so will definitely be listening. This post was such a good and wise reminder. Thank you. BTW, I use the Bible Memory app for memorizing. It has been my greatest help in Bible memory. I would encourage everyone to check it out.

  98. Psalm 34 verse 7 says-
    “The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them. ”
    Unlike the reference to the unknown fear in v.4, this fear is a respect of a known one. Reverence and proper respect of our Heavenly Father and His holy ways ensures a protective encampment and deliverance. So if I want His surrounding protection and deliverence from evil, I need to have the proper respect for God, by recognizing who He is, and what He is capable of.
    I have found it helps me get into the proper mindset by starting any communication with Him stating some of His names and attributes, and thanking Him for specific things He has done.
    And what an endless supply of things to be thankful for!

  99. My verse today is 1 Corinthians 13:6-7 NIV. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

  100. 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)

  101. “So the LORD must wait for you to come to Him so He can show you His love and compassion. For the LORD is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for His help.” Isaiah 30:18 NLT

  102. Jeremiah 1 :9
    Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, ‘I have put my words in your mouth’.

  103. My verse is Hebrews 13:5
    Keep your life free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for He himself has said,”I will never leave you or abandon you.

  104. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

  105. Psalm 9:10 NAS

    And those who know Your name will put their trust in You,
    For You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.


  106. “May the God of hope fill you completely with all joy and peace because you trust in Him. So you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romand 15:13

    My husband’s job has been eliminated and his dept is being moved overseas. This has given me a lot of anxiety about our future. I’m trying to trust and be at peace knowing that God is going before us and working on our behalf. I am meditating on verses right now about faith, trust, and peace.

  107. “May the God of hope fill you completely with all joy and peace because you trust in Him. So you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romand 15:13

    My husband’s job has been eliminated and his dept is being moved overseas. I’m meditating on verses that help me focus on trusting, faith, and being at peace during this anxiety-inducing time.

  108. After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.”

    John 17:1

  109. Kim from CA
    Psalm 42:5 NKJV
    “Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of his countenance.”

  110. Happy Easter to all!
    I chose this verse because my children have wandered away from the Lord.
    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 24:7

  111. Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord Your God, He is the one who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.
    Deuteronomy 31:6 NKJV

  112. Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you can discern what is the will of God -what is good, acceptable and perfect.

    ROMANS 12:2

  113. I was going to stop doing this, I was growing weary and then I saw your note at the top and thought no, I must push through. I will be memorizing Nehemiah 4:14 also, It is a good one!

  114. Psalm 40:16 ESV
    But May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually “Great is the LORD!”

  115. Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress. Isaiah 33:2

  116. “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3‬:‭27‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  117. Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud, and he shall hear my voice.
    Ps. 55:7 KJ

  118. Verses that I already know so well, but will meditate on over the next couple of weeks, John 3:16-17 NASB

    16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

    17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him.

    Also Isaiah 53:5 ESV But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.

    Kay, thank you for telling us about your husband’s podcast. I look forward to listening!

  119. John 11:25: “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.”

    The fastest cycle in my life is this challenge!🤪😱🤔

  120. “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. James 1:19-20 KJV. My behavior is to be such that it points to God which then allows Him to work in those around me as well.

  121. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1 John 4:10-11. NIV

  122. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

    Happy Easter to all!

  123. Do not throw away your confidence, which has great reward.
    For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God,
    You may receive what was promised. Hebrews 35-36

  124. In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me? Psalm 56:11

    Thank you Kay for your encouragement. I couldn’t (didn’) memorize my last verse, although I know the essense. The Word of God will not return to Him empty, and will accomplish His purposes. It’s the journey, not perfection!

  125. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
    John 3:16

  126. The verse I chose is Proverbs 14:30 (NIV)

    “A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.”

  127. Matthew 19:19,20

    “Again I tell you, if two of you join your voices on earth to pray for anything whatever, it shall be granted you by my Father in heaven. Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in their midst.”

    Prayers for all the ladies participating in this scripture study. Have a blessed Easter everyone.

  128. Thank you Kay for your encouragement! And thank you for letting us know about your husband’s new podcast. I look forward to listening to it while I travel to & from work.
    My verse this time is John 3:16-17 NKJV
    For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son; that who ever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
    For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
    Wishing everyone a Happy Easter!

  129. When I saw their fear, I stood and said to the nobles, the officials, and the rest of the people: “Do not be afraid of them; remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.” Nehemiah 4:14 (NASB)

  130. 1 Corinthians 10:13
    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 you can stand up under it.

  131. I haven’t been commenting, but I have been selecting verses and meditating.
    My verses for the beginning of April are Colossians 1:10-12
    “..walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.
    Thank you for your encouragement.

  132. Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk {ever} come out of your mouth, but only such {speech} as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace {God’s favor} to those who hear it Eph 4:29 AMP Classic

  133. Hello everyone from London, UK. I was away for a week visiting family and all out of routine by Sunday so I’m really late doing this, and am still working on fully memorising last time’s verses. This morning I was totally overwhelmed with all sorts of things and have chosen this short verse to get myself back on track:

    “But David found strength in the LORD his God.” 1 Samuel 30:6b NIV
    Actually I recalled it more in the KJV so I’ll do that too: “… but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.” 1 Samuel 30:6b KJV

    Every blessing to you all for the Easter weekend. Thanks, Kay, for the information on James’s podcasts.

  134. 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.

  135. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
    John 15:4

    I am planning to memorize and meditate on several verses from John 15 over the course of the next few posts. These are definitely troubling times we are being called to live in. And I very much want my life to bear fruit in these days – fruit that will remain.

  136. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
    John 15:4

  137. John 15:12 – 13 NLT

    “I command you to love each other in the same way I love you. And here is how to measure it – the greatest love is shown when people lay down their lives for their friends.”

  138. Again, Kay, I am memorizing with you Nehemiah 4:14 paying special attention to “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord who is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes.” Nehemiah 4:14 RSV. Thank you! I have come back to this verse many times this week and I am so grateful for your sharing it and this group of prayer warriors. Happy Easter.

  139. Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

    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.

  140. “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
    and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
    Though she may forget,
    I will not forget you!
    See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands” – Isaiah 49:15-16
    I’ve been waiting all week to come across the right verse for me. Today, Good Friday, we see that Jesus was forsaken by God so that we will never be forsaken or forgotten!

  141. I’ve commanded you to be brave and strong haven’t I? Don’t be alarmed or terrified, because the Lord your God, is with you wherever you go.”
    Joshua 1:9

  142. “When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your love, O LORD, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.” Psalms 94:18-19 (NIV)

  143. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 1 Corinthians Chapter 13 Verse 4

  144. I am still in Psalm 40, and having the darndest time getting v. 9-10 straight. 🙂
    I will continue working on those, with the help of some memorizing tricks, and will work on v.11 too. The Lord is Risen!

  145. James 1:6-7 KJV

    But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.

  146. Hi Kay!
    Happy Easter! Here is my next Bible memory verse.

    “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from or where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit”
    John 3 verse 8

    May you know His joy and peace this Easter and in the days to come as you walk with Him.

  147. Acts 3:26 God, having raised up His Son Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

  148. Peter 1:3-3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead

  149. Hebrews 11:1-3 ESV
    Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.

  150. My verse is Psalm 139:1-3
    Oh, Lord, you have searched me and known me!
    You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
    You discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and our acquainted with all my ways.

  151. I confess, I chose this verse after Easter. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 1 Peter 1:3

  152. Proverbs 16:21 (NIV) The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction.
    Reflecting on the previous week, most of my sin involved my words. This verse describes the type of woman I want to be. I’m confessing my sin and trusting the Lord to help me grow in wisdom, discernment, and gracious speech. Meditating on this verse each day will help remind me to speak kindly and only when necessary.

  153. Ecclesiastes 11:4 – whoever watches the wind will not plant. Whoever looks at the clouds will not reap. NIV

    I am a big procrastinator so Theo verse is perfect to meditate on.