Welcome to the third week of the 2023 Dressed for My Day Scripture Meditation and Memory Challenge. Whew! That’s a mouthful! In case you wondered, we didn’t have a post last Sunday because it was a fifth Sunday of the month. Remember, we’re selecting and posting a new verse or scripture passage each first and third Sunday of the month. That will give us 24 selections in our albums at the end of the year.
My Third Scripture Passage
My choice of scripture passage undoubtedly seems a little strange. Be sure to check out verses 19-22 of the chapter if you’re not familiar with it. Tell you what, I’ll just add it here:
But to keep my selection on just one 4×6 index card, I’m focusing on verses 17-18 and 23. And even still this may seem like a strange passage to meditate on. But I’ve already found so many convicting truths packed in here that I need to chew on:
- I need to be willing to let other godly people have a voice in my life, even offering criticism when needed.
- I do need boundaries in my life that keep me healthy so that I can actually serve others more effectively.
- I don’t do anyone any favors when I try to “do it all” myself.
- Delegating work to others appropriately can enrich their lives and help me to endure.
- There is a limit to what I can do effectively by myself. I need to be aware of my limits and heed them.
Another reason I selected this passage is because I’m trying to make sure that I meditate on and memorize a selection of scriptures from throughout the Bible. I know I could easily fill an album with scriptures from Psalms, but I want to consider “the whole counsel of God’s Word.” That’s just a personal goal of mine, but you might consider it, too. I’ll rotate among scriptures from the New Testament, the Old Testament at large, Psalms and Proverbs.
Bottom line, this is my selected scripture passage for the next two weeks because it meets a need in my life. Meditating on it daily will give me the opportunity to work through some things in the presence of the Lord and with His instruction. And that’s how you need to select your scriptures, too. They need to minister to you.
How to Find Scriptures to Include in Your Album
I thought I’d take just a minute to help you consider ways of selecting the verses for your album.
- Ask the Lord to open your eyes to scriptures that would be helpful for you to meditate on and memorize. Welcome Him into the process and watch for Him to bless your request.
- Be in the Bible daily. If you are reading Scripture daily in a systematic way (either reading the Bible through, using another reading plan or reading with the help of a good devotional), you’re more likely to be exposed to the full counsel of God’s Word. Be on the look out for scriptures that really resonate with you as you read.
- Write down helpful scripture references as you listen to good Bible teaching. As you listen to your pastor’s sermon, a Sunday school lesson, a Bible study or a teaching on the radio, write down the address of any verses that meet a need in your life or convict you.
- Ask a wise friend or mentor to help you find a biblical precept or teaching on something particular you are struggling with. If you are hurting or need discernment or are looking for wisdom, ask someone else if they know of a Bible verse that addresses that concern. Be sure to examine the verse in light of the surrounding verses – the context.
I look forward to reading your selected scriptures in the comments. Thank you so much for joining me in this pursuit. May God bless us all richly as we store His Word in our hearts and minds.
If you’re just getting started on this DFMD 2023 Scripture Meditation and Memory Challenge with us, I suggest you read the guidelines in this first post, too. Have a great day!
265 thoughts on “Week Three – 2023 DFMD Scripture Meditation Challenge”
Luke3 Verse 11
Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who none and anyone who has food should do the same.
Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. Thessaloians 5:11 ESV
Scripture February 5 – TPT – “ above all guard the affections of your heart for they affect all you are. Pay attention to the welfare of your innermost being for from their flows the wellspring of life.”
“The Lord is my strength and my defense;
he has become my salvation.
He is my God, and I will praise him,
my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
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 NIV
You cannot love your enemy by your own strength. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
I pray that 2023 will help me find a way to deal with toxic family members who have falsely judged and labeled me. Family is a gift from God and I pray for the will to look past their misconceptions, and build on loving and renewed relationships. I keep telling myself I make mistakes too but deep hurt is just so powerful. I can’t do it alone.
Praying 🙏 for you Helena.
Thank you so much, Melinda. That really means a lot to me.
Psalms 50: 14-15
What I want from you is your true thanks; I want your promises fulfilled. I want you to trust me in your times of trouble, so I can rescue you, and you can give me glory.
Seek the Lord, all you humble of the earth who have carried out His ordinances: seek righteousness: seek humility.
From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another.
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 NIV
Continuing in Psalm 34, my verse today is v.3 “Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together. “.
Its Sunday morning as I am writing this, and is quite appropriate for the upcoming time of worship we enjoy on sunday with our local flock. It also encourages me to, well… encourage others to join me in worship. What a gift He gives us, in the ability to come together and worship Him collectively!
I went to a funeral yesterday; not a close friend, but a church friend that I have known for many years. One of the readings was from Job, and when I looked it up, it seems like it was not the same in any version, but here it is:
“For I know that my redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my awakening, he will raise me up; and in my body I shall see God. I myself shall see, and my eyes behold him who is my friend and not a stranger.”
None of the versions I looked at had the wording about seeing God as a “friend” but that’s what spoke to me yesterday. That I hope I can have a relationship with God, and that I will never be estranged from him, but regard him as a treasured friend.
I’m trying to stop fear from letting me reach out to others to share God’s word, so I’m using this as inspiration:
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9. NIV
Typing from Michigan
Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer,
you shall cry for help, and he will say: Here I
“She girdeth her loins with strength, and maketh strong her arms.” -Proverbs 31:17 (KJV)
I needed a verse to motivate me at the gym when doing arm strength training and recalled someone posting this scripture previously and thought it would be perfect. Wish I remembered who posted it so I could thank them! The verse will also be helpful to me in accomplishing other daily tasks.
Frani, you go, girl!!!!! that was my verse in round two and I loved it! It totally cracked me up that working out is prescribed in the description of the Proverbs 31 woman. I’m still reflecting on it. Kay, can we repeat a verse if it’s still resonating for a next round?
Hi Nancy. You can, but remember we’re continuing to meditate on all of the scriptures in our albums every day all year long. So I always push myself to find a new verse for each two weeks so that I can continue to build my set of scriptures.
Hi Nancy ..
Thanks so much for the encouragement and for letting me know you had posted this verse. Isn’t it wonderful to be able to apply scripture to all areas of our life. Here’s to us strengthening our arms and our spirits. 😊
Psalms 19:7 is my scripture The teachings of the Lord are perfect. they renew the soul. The testimony of the Lord is dependable. It makes gullible people wise.
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord. Psalm 19:14
Brenda from Indiana: John 14:27
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” I chose this verse because I am going thru a stressful time with my mom’s health. So hard to see your mom in pain. I’m really focusing on letting His peace rule each day. So difficult to not have a troubled heart. 😢
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28, NKJV
Diane Thompson Busch
Proverbs 12:18 NIV
The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Still learning Ephesians 6:15-16
“and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;”
Ephesians 6:15-16 ESV
Sherry from Minnesota. A lot of scripture for you to chew on Kay. lol MIne is shorter .
From Pslam 46:10 Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.
“Therefore whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to th glory of God”
1 Corinthians 10:31 (NKJV)
Sorry typo in mail last email. Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.
In a hurry this morning to get ready for church and wanted to get this sent. My only excuse is slept late because I did not sleep soundly last night.
I’m continuing in Psalm 40, now on verse 10: “I have not hid thy saving help within my heart, I have spoken of thy faithfulness and thy salvation; I have not concealed thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness from the great congregation.”
I’m Beth from Southern California. I get discouraged so this verse spoke to me.
^Why, my soul are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will praise Him, my Savior and my God.” Psalm 42:6 (NIV)
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…amen
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 your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil, It will be healing to your body, And refreshment to your bones. Proverbs 3:5-8 NASB
These verses give such good advice for living life, I feel it is what I need to meditate on for a couple weeks.
Hello everyone! This verse really speaks to me right now:
Be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
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
We are in a season of seeking God about potential change. He has a plan for us!
Nancy, I’m working on the same verse, different version. ‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.’ NASB95
Teresa, great verse! I like NASB 95. Have a blessed time steeping in this verse and may it bless your life.
Psalm 56:3-4 KJV
What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. In God I will praise his word, In God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
I learned verse 3 as a child and am always comforted by it! I wanted to add verse 4 and learn the two together.
Thank you for all the tips and inspiration you share with us. I look forward to the daily email.
My husband and I were doing our morning Scripture reading, and this was absolutely what I needed today. (And everyday)
Roman’s 8:26-28 “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. He who searches hearts knows what the mind of the spirit is, because the Spirit intercedes according to the will of God. And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.
Philippians 4:8 NAS
Finally brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise let your mind dwell on these things.
“I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted. You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my counsel without knowledge?’ Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.”
Kay, thank you for including your reasons for choosing the passage you did. They give me further clarity to the meaning of the passage.
I have chosen, 2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJV
But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will boast in my weakness, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. For You Lord have delivered me from death. my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling that I may walk before the Lord in the land of the living.
Anyone who doesn’t love abides in death. —–1 John 3:14 NIV
Proverbs 17:14 NIV. Starting a quarrel is like breaching, a damn, so drop the matter before I dispute breaks out.
Proverbs 17:14 NIV. Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam, so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love and sound judgement. (CSB)
Good morning sweet ladies! Here is my verse for the next two weeks:
Let this be recorded for the generation to come, so that a people yet to be created, may Praise the Lord.
I’m thinking of my grands and great grands that may come upon my prayer journals. . .
I have told you this 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 NIV
II Corinthians 1: 11 Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.
“So it will be easier for you, and they will carry the burden with you. If you do this thing and God so commands you, then you will be able to endure, and all these people also will go to their places in peace.” Ex 18:23
Good morning everyone, my verse this week is “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. Isaiah 41:10 NLT
I’m noticing that the verses that stand out to me so far are about anxiety, fear and trusting in the Lord. We’ve had so may huge “storms” in our lives these past 8 years it’s easy to become battle weary and fearful about the next thing coming when you don’t feel fully recovered from the previous. These are what I need to meditate on as a reminder that it is God who has brought me/us through and that he is with me and will continue to be no matter what life may bring.
Hebrews 13: 15-16 NIV
15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. 16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
My 3rd verse is:
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart,
be acceptable in they sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.
Psalm 19:14 NKJV
I want to keep my focus on Jesus in this world that has become increasingly divided and angry.
When my anxieties multiply, your comforting calms me down. Psalm 94:19
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. Phil. 4:8 NIV
Good morning everyone,
I was having a frustrating time with
trying to put some plans together. Then I came across this scripture which is scripture everybody I’m sure has heard or read before: Matthew 11:29-30:
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your soul. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
I backed away from the situation for a while. I was definitely trying too hard to make the plans work the way I wanted them to work out.
But God’s yoke is easy!
Then everything fell into place.
I struggle with anxiety so I have chosen this verse next from Philippians 4: 6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation by prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your request to God and the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing and perfect will of God.
Set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
“In the morning, oh Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation” Psalm 5:3
I have long said this each day as I pray for those on my prayer list. I believe that all things are possible with God and never refrain from asking for miracles.
Thank you for sharing this verse and your explanation. It blessed and encouraged me this morning.
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matthew 25:40 KJV
Deuteronomy 6:4 ESV
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one
Don’t let kindness and truth forsake you. Bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart.
This week I am memorizing Hebrews 1:3 in ESV.
“He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of His nature, and He upholds the universe by the word of His power. After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.”
This verse is such a beautiful description of Jesus, who He is, what He did for us.
“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgements, and his paths beyond tracing out! Who has known the mind of of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor? Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him? For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen
you prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by annoiting my head with oil. My cup overflows.
Psalm 23:5 NLT
This is Cindy from Brownsburg, IN.
My Scripture this week is Exodus 34:6 (NIV) And He passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness,
v. 7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; He punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.”
I’m choosing to meditate on v6 this week, because this is God’s description of His own attributes. It is frequently echoed in other passages, such as the Prophets, Psalms, and even the NT. I love thinking about who God is – He is so merciful and full of love toward us in Jesus. As I look up and gain a right view of God, it helps me look away from myself and to look out toward others in love.
My Bible verse is in 2 Chronicles 20:12 b (ESV) “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” This verse is a part of King Jehoshaphat’s prayer before the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem when faced with a great enemy coming against God’s people. Jehoshaphat was acknowledging that they were powerless against that army (even though he had a great army himself). However, he realized it must be God who would do battle for them. In the end, God gave the people of Judah amazing victory!
This has spoken to me so many times since I’ve read this–reminding me that I need to turn my eyes first on God, who is my source of help. I may not know how to react to fear or hopelessness in some area of my life, but the Lord knows what his plans are that will bring about my good and His glory. Jane from Brandywine, WV
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 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 4:16-18 NIV
He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power.
Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly,
Yet those who wait on the Lord will gain new strength,
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
they will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this:While we were still sinners,Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
Scripture Memory Verse (2/5): Romans 15:13 NIV
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.
Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned, forgive, and you will
The Lord your God is with you; the mighty one will save you. He will rejoice over you. You will rest in his love; he will sing and be joyful about you. Zephaniah 3:17 NLT
Recently, I read a devotional that focused on inner beauty and the Scripture that was referenced was 1 Peter 3:3-4. The Holy Spirit wouldn’t let me let go of those verses so I knew those would be my memory verses this time. The Holy Spirit also brought to mind a verse from Proverbs that I already have memorized. And then this morning in church we sang “Let Others See Jesus in You”. Part of the first verse of this hymn says “Be clean and pure without, within, let others see Jesus in you.” It continues to amaze me how the Holy Spirit brings all this together to reinforce what He’s teaching me. So here’s the memory verses.
1 Peter 3:3-4(ESV) “Do not let your adorning be external-the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry or the clothing you wear but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.”
Proverbs 31:30 “Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.”
My scripture memorization verse for the next two weeks will be 2 Timothy 1:7
I remember that you have not given me a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, and of love, and a sound mind.
Revelation 2:11-12 NAS
“I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pilar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name.”
Oops! That Scripture reference should be Revelation 3:11-12
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. Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV
Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, those who hope in His steadfast love.
I think we would all say: ”I want the Lord to keep His eye on me!!” But this verse is an instructive reminder to me of who I need to be… my focus and mindset. I want to focus over the next few weeks on what it means to “fear Him”— what that mindset entails. And then to reflect on “what is my hope”. Is my hope in my circumstances changing? Is my hope in getting past one hurdle after another? Or is my hope in His steadfast love? A love that doesn’t change, a love that doesn’t demand, that isn’t self serving but is a love that freely gives, a love that I can trust, a love that never disappoints!
Linda from Georgia
Exodus 14:13-14 And Moses said to the people, fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will shew to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The Lord shall fight for you, and you shall hold your peace. KJV this verse was given to me as I stand against the return of any form of cancer.
Psalm 1:4-5 KJV
 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me. Psalm 13:5
In all the singing and music I do, I want to always remember that the gift of song as well as all my blessings are from him. He truly has been good to me.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, 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.
Philippians 4: 6-7. NIV
Jeremiah 6:16 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.
It is no longer I who lives, but it is Christ that lives in me. Galatians 2:19
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
My verse is 1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
My third scripture is
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made the heavens and the earth.
Psalms 36:5 NIV. Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.
Ephesians 3:20 (NASV)
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask, or think, according to the power that works within us. To him be the glory in the church, and in Christ Jesus, for all generations, forever and ever.
“And I will make thy windows with agates, and thy gates with carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.”
I’m continuing the passage which was a great comfort to me the first time I had cancer. I decided to memorize the whole passage-10-17 for this challenge. My second round of cancer-ocular melanoma is very aggressive. This passage is comforting to me because I love agates (I grew up in Minnesota where there are many) and I felt like God was speaking to me in a very scary time. The passage describes the preparation that God is making for us and the promises He has to all His saints.
2 Chronicles 20:15 NLT: He said, “Listen, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Listen, King Jehoshaphat! This is what the Lord says: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
In keeping with my word for this year, victorious, my verse is from Zephaniah 3:17
The Lord your God is in your midst, a victorious warrior. He will exult 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 Don’t be afraid, because I’m with you, don’t be anxious because I am your God. I keep on strengthening you, I’m truly helping you. I’m surely upholding you with my victorious right hand. [AMP]
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]
Hello from Vancouver, BC. My choice today is 1st Samuel 16:7 (King James Version):
“…for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.”
Perhaps an odd choice when this forum is an offshoot of a fashion and style website, but I hope it reminds me not to play “fashion police.” Yes, taking care of your wardrobe and presenting your best self everyday is good and gracious, but clothes really don’t “make the (wo)man.”
“The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.””
Deuteronomy 31:8 NASB1995
Oops, I meant to add that I’m trying to be less judgemental. That’s never graceful or attractive.
Thanks , Emily! I am making that my verse also! I’ve known this verse for decades but I really need to meditate on it. In the past I have just summed someone up and thought no I won’t be friends with her, she’s so dowdy. I repented of that so many times but I’m going to really be meditating and asking Jesus for transformed heart on the matter !
Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will (instead) give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will (instead) give him a snake? If you then (sinful by nature) know how to give good and advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven (perfect as He is) give what is good and advantageous to those who keep on asking him.
Matthew 7:9-11 (AMP)
It was wonderful to meet you and James today!
Thank you for your work! I appreciate you.
Memorizing Colossians 3:17. Have a blessed day!
It was wonderful meeting you, too. I didn’t realize until I got back to my room what a fright I must look. Ha! Oh well, real life! Thank you so much for saying hello and introducing yourself. 💕
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)
Do nothing out of rivalry and conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. HCSB
John 4:17. “Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.”
Greetings from Western NY
My third verse is from 1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.
When you call me, when you go to pray to me, I will listen to you. When you look for me you will find me. Yes, when you seek me with all your heart you will find me with you, says the Lord. Jeremiah 29: 12-14a.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV.
As this verse states, God’s Word is so important for our lives. My priority should be to read it daily in order to allow His Word to have the intended effect on my life. With God’s help, I am endeavoring to do that.
“Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.”
1 Peter 5:7 NRSVCE
Greetings from Georgia:
My scripture is Proverbs 15: 2: “A wise teacher makes learning a joy; a rebellious teacher spouts foolishness.”
As a retired secondary school teacher, I certainly agree. I wish I’d figured that out sooner in my career, but I think I did in the end!
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this
he will also reap.” Gal. 6:7 NAS
Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man. . . . He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. —PSALM 112:4, 7
And thank you for the reminder about last Sunday, I was worried that I missed a week. Thank you for all that you do Kay!
“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable and pleasing in your sight o Lord, my Rock(firm, immovable )and my Redeemer.”
Psalm 19:14 amp
The verse I am memorizing this time is 2 Chronicles 16:9 which says, “(For) the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward Him.”
My scripture verse this time is Psalm 46:10 because I’ve considered it my life verse but I only knew the first line and never could remember the chapter and verse.
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.
This verse reminds me to slow down and seek God’s wisdom and not run off half cocked on my own.
Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me: for I am gentle and lowly in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
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.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 NIV
“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22,23 ESV
“He has shown you, O mortal what is good. And what does God require of you?
To act justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
1 Peter 2:1-5
Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the Word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation; if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord..
And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of God, you also, as living stones are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Col 3:17 KJV
Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
Matthew 7: 1, 2
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
All of my verses are coming from Psalms because that’s what I’ve been reading with my plan, but I found this one to be a great reminder amidst the hustle & bustle of daily life, particularly the first part:
Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I am your strength. Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous hand.- Isaiah 41:10
I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Psalms 16:7-8 NIV
1John 4:8 this is the February memory verse for our Church. “Anyone who does not love does not know God. Because God is love.”
This verse reminds me that God loves us so much and desires for His children to love each other. If we have a true relationship with Him we can love others, if not we have no true love.
As the word I chose for 2023 is Transformation, I am searching thru the Bible for either this exact word or situations that are transforming! for the next two weeks, going with Romans 12:2 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. NKJV
Cast all your anxieties on Him, for He cares about you. Peter 5:7
Jesus answered,”Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:13,14 NIV
If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
Lord, help me to focus on You, to desire You daily. Thank you for my many blessings from You.
This verse is such a great reminder! I Thessalonians 5:16-18 Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
I really needed this reminder. Hope all of us have a joyful and prayerful February.
John 1:17-18. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known.
“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.” Psalm 55:22 NRSV
I picked this verse as a reminder that nothing you encounter is too much of a challenge when He is on your side.
Psalm 143:8 NIV
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.
Isaiah 41:10 (ESV)
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.
Isaiah 43:1 But now Jacob listen to the Lord who created you. O Israel the one who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine”. NLT. I love how personal God is with us, He calls us by name… very comforting and encouraging to me.
I was discerning which passage I would choose for today from a list I have been keeping as possible memory verses. As I read through other participants’ selections, I became aware of how much the phrase “the peace of God, which transcends all understanding..” has meant to me through the years and has so often comforted me. I felt that God was leading me to embrace His peace, and this passage, at this time in my life.
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 your minds in Christ Jesus. NIV
Romans 5:2b-5;”And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, who he has given us.
“But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—”
1 Corinthians 2:9 ESV
It is no longer I who lives, but it is Christ who lives in me. Galatians 2:19
1 Corinthians 2:9 NLT
No eye has seen,
No ear has heard,
and no mind has imagined
what God has prepared
for those who love him.
It is no longer I who lives, but it is Christ who lives in me. Galatians 2:19
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.
It’s been a week of sickness and funerals. For my cousin entering glory today:
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
My verse for this week is Ephesians 6:14,15
My choice this week is Isaiah 11:5
5 Justice shall be the girdle of his loins,
And faithfulness the girdle of his waist.
from the JPS Tanakh
I picked this scripture because I wanted to study which Hebrew Bible verses contributed to Ephesians 6:12-13
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
Isaiah 40:31 NIV
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.
Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.
“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” Ephesians 4:1-6 (NIV)
The Father has sent his Son to be the savior of the world.
1 John 4:14
I selected my verses last week because of some very challenging situations at work where I feel unjustly attacked. I trust God as my judge and defender, but not those around me. I’ve been praying through these verses and then a close colleague on my team was accused of many things to our HR department. It is truly sobering how the workplace is becoming less safe for believers. Yet it is no surprise to God, and we must remain faithful.
My verses are Psalms 7:8-10
The Lord judges the peoples;
Vindicate me, O Lord, according to my righteousness and my integrity that is in me. O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous;
For the righteous God tries the hearts and minds. My shield is with God,
Who saves the upright in heart.
[Jesus said:] “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything exept to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
I am currently reading Exodus as part of my daily scripture reading so I have selected the same verses as Kay.
1 Samuel 12:24 (LEB): Only fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all of your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.
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 NIV. When the armies of the world are attacking me or my family, I pray this be my reaction. Humbling myself before God and keeping my eyes on him.
This verse keeps popping up in my life, interestingly, so I think I will adopt it to for the next two weeks. Thank you!
Kay, I’m a bit late “joining the conversation “. It’s Monday morning, but the verses I selected yesterday to meditate and chew on for the next two weeks are Mark 2: 1-12… The passage tells the story of Jesus healing the paralyzed man in Capernaum. There are so many reasons why I chose these verses and not enough room in this space to completely explain… Last night after watching an episode of “The Chosen”, I opened my Bible to Mark, turned a page and noticed I had written in the margin a note dated April 10, 2022… I had noted these verses were used as text for a sermon my husband and I heard that day attending church with our son and daughter-in-law and grandsons in Charlotte NC…After that church service, we both felt the Lord directing us to be like the four friends who brought that paralyzed man to Jesus. We all know friends and family who need Jesus, to be restored, to be redeemed.. God is doing that work…We just need to be his hands and feet
So I will memorize Mark 2: 5. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “My child, your sins are forgiven”.
So ladies, I hope this comment isn’t too long.. I am so happy to be a part of this group… May God bless each of you this week and next !
What a wonderful verse you have chosen! I am tempted to join with you and memorise the same verse but have decided to do the verse that has been on my mind.
Ephesians 6 v14-17
“Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
A long memory challenge but needful for me, I think.
Gillian Greer(Stirling, Scotland)
The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
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. Philippians 4:6-7
Your verse this week is so applicable in my life right now! I am currently trying to help my independent 15-year-old daughter learn this very thing. We need help from time to time and that’s okay. She doesn’t have to do it all by herself and she benefits from input from others.
My verses this week are Matthew 25:40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'” and 1 Cor. 16:14 “Let all you do be done in love.” As a teacher, it is not uncommon to get home after school and find myself feeling defeated after a difficult day. But when I remember that I am putting in love and energy into my students’ lives for the glory of God, that is huge. When my patience runs thin, whether at home, on the highway, or in classes, I will remember to do all things in love. I get to practice this every day in Houston traffic! 🙂
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
1 Timothy 6:6
But godliness actually is a source of great gain when accompanied by contentment [that contentment which comes from a sense of inner confidence based on the sufficiency of God].
I am struggling to find contentment and satisfaction in my work. I wanted to focus on God being my provider.
Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28-29
Hi, Cheryl here with my 3rd scripture memory choice:
“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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV
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.’
Those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength. They will run and not grow weary.
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV
For Week 3 of our Bible meditation, I have selected the following verse from Romans 12:2 (NAS version): “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.”
Nancy from Missouri
I am doing a Bible study with a group of ladies doing 1-2 Peter. My verses are from this study.
I Peter 2:1-3 NIV
Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. John 15:10-11
“Nor is their salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
“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)
This is the verse I am choosing for the next two weeks. I am so thankful for this promise. I love it in the Amplified Bible too.
“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”
Philippians 1:6 NLT
“And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.”
Philippians 1:6 AMPC
I’m in River Oaks, TX and my verse for this time is Psalm 18:30
God’s way is perfect.
All the Lord’s promises prove true.
He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.
New Living Translation
I have had a nasty cold for 3 weeks and it has been effecting my hearing for just as long. So, this round I chose a verse about hearing Jesus’ voice. “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them from my hand. John 10:27&28 KJV
“Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
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 hand. Isiah 41:10 (NIV)
This Old Testament verse comforts me as I have taken a new job at almost 70 years old, and am finding it helps me to meditate on this before work each day.
My third verse for memorization is Matt. 5:44-45 NIV. “But I tell you: love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteousness.”
It’s difficult to love your enemies and pray for them but that’s what Jesus has told us to do. Everyone needs to come to know that Jesus loves them.
The imagery of this verse spoke to me. Isaiah61:10. I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
The picture of a beautiful bride and groom beaming with love—that’s how the Father sees us! When I am feeling unworthy it’s tempting to throw off that royal robe. Instead I should throw off unrighteousness behavior or thoughts and return to my bridegroom!
“Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head over all.” 1 Chronicles 29:11 ESV
Psalm 37:5-6 (NLT)
Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him and he will help you. He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.
Exodus 18:17-18, 23 Moses’ father-in-law said to him, “The thing that you are doing is not good. You will surely wear out, both yourself and these people that are with you, for the task is too heavy for you; you cannot do it alone … if you do this thing and God so commands you, then you will be able to endure, and all these people will also go to their place in peace.
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances;
For this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Praise & prayer are not always my first response in situations. I am going to work on this
All the ways of a man may be right in his own eyes, but it is the Lord who proves hearts. To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. Haughty eyes and a proud heart — the tillage of the wicked is sin.
Hebrews 12:15 NAS
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.
I’m working on this!
“Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.”
Matthew 22:37-38 NIV
I’m continuing on with the passage from last time since it was a longer one. Life has been full, I haven’t been as consistent with memory work, and I didn’t commit it to memory as fully as I had hoped. But pressing on…
My scripture is Ephesians 5:1: Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. Children imitate their parents because they are with them and observe their actions and speech. I, too, need to be with the Father and observe through His Word His actions and speech so I can imitate Him. I want others to see Jesus in me. If I don’t spend regular time with Him that cannot happen.
My heart must be led to love God and my neighbor as myself.
It’s work! (guard), and only done through the Holy Spirit.
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
Also, I tape the current index card to the front of the album which I keep in my kitchen and every time I walk by I review and take a moment to meditate on it.
Hello, Im Catherine. My scripture for this time is as follows –
Proverbs 19:11 RSV
“Good sense makes a man slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook and offense”
I find I need this not only for my personal relationships, but for the times when I become irritated when I’m driving,
or in the grocery store pushing my grocery cart!
Kay, this is such an enriching ritual you have created for so many. Thank you! I saw you mentioned your birthday is in February – mine too, Happy Birthday!!
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
I should substitute “Marilyn, Marilyn” for “Martha, Martha.” Notice that Jesus didn’t belittle Martha’s efforts, just reminded her of the better choice. I have to constantly downplay my Martha side because it tends to take over: too much planning, too much doing, leaving too little time “at the feet of Jesus.”
James 1:19 NIV
My dear sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.
A big lesson for me this past weekend.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self discipline.
A good reminder for me to not let my fear and timidity get in the way of showing love for others.
Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit,[g] serve the Lord.
– Romans 12:11 ESV
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only deceiving yourselves.
This was from Sunday’s sermon as we study the book of Ruth.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and of self control.
“Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!”
Psalm 27:14 ESV
My verse is 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)
Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Hope everyone has a good week!
13 “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.“ Col 3:13 NIV
Do not be wise in your own eyes: fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones, Proverbs 3:7,8
For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favour lasts a lifetume;
Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
“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
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness'”.
2 Corinthians 12:9
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares what happens to you.” 1 Peter 5:7 NLT
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
My verse this week is…We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps. Proverbs 16:9
Psalm 61:2b I cry for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety. NLT
In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, make me to dwell in safety.
I chose this verse for a couple of reasons:
This week my husband is out of town and I need to learn to trust the Lord more including when I’m in the house by myself.
With everything that is going on today in our world, I need to learn to keep my eyes on the Lord, not on scary circumstances.
Thank you, Kay, for your encouragement in scripture memorization and meditation!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight. Proverbs 3:5,6 NIV
I have 1 Cor 14: 33 & 40 memorized from week 2 but still need to work on James 3: 13 -18. Dealing with confusion and disorder in my life and the world at large. Thank you for sharing the background for your selection.
Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. Ephesians 4:29
Great verses Kay. Here’s mine:
You will keep in perfect peace, him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13, NKJV
I am using the portion of your verse that says, “you will endure.” Hope is eternal.
But I will hope continually, and will yet praise Thee more and more. Psalm 71:14 (KJV)
Numbers 12:7,8 NKJV
Not so with my servant Moses; he is faithful in all My house. I speak with him face to face, even plainly, and not in dark sayings; and he sees the form of the Lord.
Eph. 6:19 NIV
“Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I may fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel”
I will be talking to unsaved family this week and need to be bold & fearless.
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me”. Phil 4:13 KJV
Song of Solomon 2:4 He brought me to His banqueting house, and His banner over me was love.
Genesis 28:15 ESV “Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
Hello everyone! I’d like to be a woman who embodies this verse.
2 Timothy 1:7. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self discipline. (NIV)
2 Timothy 3:16-17
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteous, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
I am a bit late this week but here is my scripture: “Above all else,guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23
So sorry to be late this time; a challenging week. I’m drawn to I Kings 19 where Elijah is exhausted and burnt out and eventually hears from God on Mount Horeb (Sinai) in the desert, giving him new direction. I’m learning these verses:
“Then he lay down under the tree and fell asleep. All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat”… So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food he travelled for forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God….Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”. I Kings 19: 5, 8, 13b (NIV)
Susie from Houston : This week I have selected 1 Samuel 16:7:
But the Lord said to Samuel, do not consider his appearance or his height for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. NIV translation
I have known this verse for many years, but I still struggle with sizing someone up by their appearance and subtly thinking no we’re not likely to be friends. So I choose this verse because it will remind me frequently to not be judgmental!
Hi Kay and ladies!
My First Scripture for February is Isaiah 55: 6, 8-9 NIV 2011. It says: Seek the Lord while He may be found, call on Him while He is near. For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord. As the Heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your
thoughts (Isa. 55: 6, 8-9). I choose this Scripture because my new best friend Holy Spirit led me to it. I think it is so poetic and timely. I am excited to attune to and obey God’s ways and thoughts because I know they are loaded with life whereas my own non-partnered-with-God thoughts or ways are simply dross.
So I have some catching up to do in the next few days!!! This is submitted on Feb. 11, 2023. Thanks Kay for this wonderful team project of Scripture memorization. It feels like our DFMD community support and encouragement is truly taking place as we love the Word and enjoy or pray for one another doing this.
Judy from Cleveland, OH
I’ve been meditating on Kay’s powerful and timely verses till I found my own…
Philippians 1:9-10 NKJV
• “And this I pray”
LORD May my “love (may) abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment,
10 that (you) I may approve the things that are excellent and that (you) I may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ,”
Ezekiel 34:11 and12. Cor this is what the Sovereign Lots says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them. As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness. (NIV)
Psalm 139:10 NIV
even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
I am late posting my scripture because I had surgery, but here it is:
“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
I chose this verse because I want to break some bad habits, and this reminds me that I need to rely on God, in order to make changes in my life.
Psalm 92:2 KJV
“To shew forth thy loving kindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night.”
I am attempting to memorize Psalm 92.
Hi! My name is Patti and I’m from Iowa. My scripture verse is from Deuteronomy 31:8, which says, He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. This is NIV translation. I chose this one because I minister to older women and feel this is a promise we all need to hear and know, (hidden in our hearts).
Since then, you have been raised with Christ, set your heart on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
I am retiring this year. I have been a workaholic for my life and find myself in need of guidance.
Susannah from Columbia SC “
John 1:12 Yet to all who received him, he gave the right to become children of God.”
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust”. Psalm 91:1-2. NIV
Romans 12:16 (NIV)
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
Sorry to be so late in joining this week. My verse is Matthew 11:28 – Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
My verse for this third session is from Exodus 14:14 from NASB: The LORD will fight for you, while you keep silent. NLT is also good–The LORD Himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.
“…you are not able to perform it by yourself.” Ex 18:18
(I’m getting this in rather late as I was away from the computer for a week.)
1 Corinthians 13:4 (NIV)
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin: pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to Him for the lives of your children. Lamentations 2:19
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be consistent in prayer.”
Following along with you, Kay. My verse is
Moses’ father-in-law then said to him, “The thing that you are doing is not good. You will surely wear out, both yourself and these people who are with you, because the task is too heavy for you; you cannot do it alone. If you do this thing and God so commands you, then you will be able to endure, and all these people also will go to their places in peace.” Exodus 18:17-18, 23, NASB
My third memory verse is Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
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 paths.
i completely forgot to post my scripture for last time so here it is now:
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
all those who practice it have a good understanding.
His praise endures forever!
-Psalm 111:10 ESV
Put on the new self
1 Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave,[e] free; but Christ is all, and in all.12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
This is my third verse, sorry I am a bit late.
I love this challenge
Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. Galations 6:2 (KJV)
For it is God who is at work in you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
1 Samuel 3:10
Now the Lord came and stood and called as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel answered, “Speak, for Your servant hears.”
It is so easy to get caught up in my own selfish desires and plans. Staying in God’s Word, praying and in consistent fellowship with other believers helps me to remember we are here to serve the Lord and others. Casting our cares on Him as He cares for us.
“All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the LORD. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my Word.” Isaiah 66:2 (ESV)
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts,to which also you were called in one body,and be thankful
Colossians 2 (15) NKJV