Guess what? As we meditate on and attempt to memorize this next scripture passage, we’ll be crossing the half-way threshold for our challenge. You’re doing great! And even if you’re not participating perfectly – because honestly, I haven’t either – you’re still making beautiful progress. God’s Word will not return void; it will accomplish His purposes in your life. This is good news.
So let’s keep going! Don’t stop. And if you feel like you’ve been muddling through this scripture meditation and memory challenge, that’s quite okay. New things take time and practice and patience. Don’t let Satan have the victory by causing you to quit. Persevere. This is going to make a huge difference in your life in the long run. I guarantee it!
My Next Scripture
In my daily reading through the Bible I came across a familiar but power story about Elisha this week. I am always inspired as I read 2 King 6:8-23, the story of how Elisha prayed that his servant’s spiritual eyes could be opened so that he could see that greater were the forces of God than the enemy fast approaching.
And reading this passage again reminded me that I need to remember daily that this is a spiritual battle we are in. That makes all the difference in how we fight it. Instead of running in fear or lashing out at people or picking up stick and stones to throw back or shaking in our boots, we need to get on our knees and seek God’s perspective.
We can trust that God is equipping us for life’s battles just as He sent in angelic troops to fight Elisha’s enemies. And we can know that He has said He will fight our battles, and the only weapons He has given us to pick up are listed in Ephesians 6:10-17. Those are spiritual weapons based in a knowledge of and trust in God’s character and His Word.
Even if you are adding different scriptures to your album today, I encourage you to read over this powerful account and gain encouragement from it. It’s also a good story to share with others who need to be reminded that God does not leave us without resource to face our giants.
I look forward to reading your scripture selections in the comments. Just click on JOIN THE CONVERSATION below and share with our community the scripture you’ll be adding to your album. Then be sure to take some time each day – several times a day if possible – to read through each of your verses, but making a little extra time for this week’s selection. And may you be blessed as you pursue this significant spiritual discipline.