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Week Twenty-Four – 2023 DFMD Scripture Meditation Challenge

December 17, 2023
Scripture Meditation & Memory at DFMD 2023

Wow! Welcome to our final segment of the 2023 Dressed for My Day Scripture Meditation & Memorization Challenge. Can you believe the year is coming to an end? I do hope that you have found this challenge to be worthwhile and even life-changing. I know that every time that I commit to and follow through with a spiritual challenge of this nature, it produces dividends in my life. I have benefited from meditating on Scripture throughout the year, for sure, but I have also been encouraged and fortified by your participation alongside me. Thank you so very much for the privilege of doing this with you.

You may have heard that my first grandbaby was born Friday. We are still rejoicing that all went so well. She even showed up on her due date. Baby and mom seem to be healthy and healing and resting well. What a blessing. The parents have named our sweet baby girl Hannah James, and she is as beautiful as her name.

My Final Scripture Memory & Meditation Passage for 2023

While we are indeed rejoicing in Hannah’s arrival, I still feel ill at ease in this world. I look around and find little to bring me great comfort or joy. In fact, I find just the opposite. In every corner of life there seem to be more reasons for fear, unrest, disappointment and shock.

But this scripture passage reminds me that while there may be little cause for joy or peace in the world – even during this holiday season – our God can indeed provide those things for us…in relationship with Him. He is our source for joy. He delights us even more than prosperity, relationships or happy occasions. As we draw near to Him, He puts joy in our hearts, granting us security and purpose and significance and love beyond imagination.

God also gives us the stability we are looking for and cannot find in this world. He gives us the security we need in order to be able to sleep peacefully at night and rest in His provision as we walk through the day. Because of my relationship with God through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, I can breathe easy, walk forward with confidence and relax a little.

And so my final passage for 2023 is Psalm 4:7-8. As I meditate on these words each day I will remember that I do not need for the world or even another person or circumstance to give me joy or security. I find those things in Christ alone. Because He lives, I can face tomorrow. Because He lives, all fear is gone. Because He lives, life is worth the living. Amen.

I look forward to hearing about your final scripture passage. And don’t forget to let me know in this previous post if you will be attending our year-end celebration on January 7. I’ll send out invitations right after Christmas.

Bless you all. I love you dearly! And have a very merry Christmas.

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84 thoughts on “Week Twenty-Four – 2023 DFMD Scripture Meditation Challenge

  1. Dear Kay, I‘ll join you gladly in memorizing and meditating on this scripture passage. „For you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.“ Amen. As I got two not-so-joyful diagnoses last week and will have some tests etc. this week right before christmas, this passage – and your post- speaks to me in a special way.
    Thank you so much for this inspiration! I‘ll definitely will keep up this practice.
    A merry christmas to you and your dear ones, especially the young parents and Hannah!
    xoxo, Ulrike

  2. Thank you, Kay, for the challenge this year. It has strengthened my faith.

    James 1:27
    Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

  3. Thank you Kay for facilitating this challenge. I have enjoyed it very much. And congratulations on baby Hannah! What a blessing!!! My final verse is:
    ”Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.“ ‭‭Romans‬ ‭15‬:‭13‬ ‭LSB‬‬
    Hope in the Lord is what got me through 2023. Thank you Jesus!!

  4. Matthew 18 V 2-3
    He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 
    I have recently purchaesd a copy of The Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Daily Bible and intend to study this in 2024. Thank you for the recommendation. Wonderful news about your new granddaughter.

  5. Congratulations on your granddaughter! What a blessing! I will join you in the same verse for our final one together. Thank you for doing this Kay!

  6. Good morning ladies!
    Congratulations Kay on joining the Grandma Club!! Best thing ever. I hope you’ll share periodically on how you navigate living away from this precious one. I can tell you it’s heartbreaking to want to see and hold them daily! 💕

    Okay on with my scripture:Psalm 25: 4-5
    Show me the right path O Lord; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.
    Thank you for this opportunity to ease into the discipline of memorization. It has changed my life, and I’ve already set next year’s journal up to continue this practice.
    Be blessed sweet blogger! 💕

  7. Thank you so much for your weekly scriptures. They have been a true blessing. Because he lives, he lives indeed.

    Congratulations on your new grandbaby. Grandchildren bring so much joy and love.

    Have a Merry and blessed Christmas!

  8. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not be afraid. John 14:27

    Congratulations on your beautiful granddaughter! Being a grandmother is the best thing ever❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  9. Kay, I have to choose your same verse!! I love meditating on that as we begin this new year! Thank you for your constant inspiration—now enjoy your time with that precious grand! ❤️
    You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound. In peace, I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

  10. Congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter. My youngest granddaughter is also named Hannah, and she is such a joy! In honor of both of our Hannahs, I am selecting this verse to close out the year:

    May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace. Numbers 6:24-26 ( NLT)

    Blessings from Georgia!


  11. In reading your blog this morning, I was reminded how important the scriptures are for us during these trying times. I hope the ladies that have been on this journey together for the past year, will continuer on their on.
    Today, I have chosen a portion of a scripture that means a lot to me.
    James 4:8. KJV

    8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. (taken out of context)

  12. Thank you, Kay, for the weekly scripture memorization. What a blessing you are! I’m going to join you in the Psalm 4:7-8 scripture. Congratulations on the new precious granddaughter! May God bless you and your family with a very Merry Christmas!

  13. 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 righteousness.
    That the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

  14. Hello Kay and rest of Scripture Ladies , I have felt so privileged to be part of this Scripture Group , it has brought me peace and joy to my heart and life Thank you to you all , I will miss this . I love the sound of that book you recommended Kay ‘Emmanuel’ By Ruth Choi Simons , I definitely will get this book . I have been reading a beautiful book my friend gifted me to read before Christmas , it is called ‘ ‘Jesus Calling for Christmas’ By Sarah Young , it is absolutely lovely .

    My Scripture for Week 24 is :
    “For I am the Lord, your God , who takes hold of your right hand and says to you , do not fear;I will help you .”
    Isaiah 41:13.

    Thank you Kay for encouraging us in this and I wish you and your family and all the Scripture ladies a Beautiful, Peaceful, Loving and God filled Christmas and so many Best Wishes for 2024 🙏🏻❤️🥰Xx

  15. These things I spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. John 16:33

  16. Kay, congratulations on the arrival of your precious granddaughter! And thank you for hosting this memorization challenge. It has been such a blessing this year! For my verse I chose Isaiah 12:2 (NIV):

    Surely, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.

  17. Thank you, Kay, so very much for this year of scripture study.
    I will join you in mediatating on Psalm 4:7-8. God does give us the the courage, strength and grace we need to live each day in joy — even when we may be facing heavy crosses.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    With great gratitude,

  18. This challenge has brought me much peace through my memorized scriptures. Thank you for encouraging us throughout the year.

    My last verse for this year:

    Micah 7:7 NIV
    But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord,
    I wait for God my Savior;
    my God will hear me.

    Merry Christmas to you and your entire family! What a wonderful gift you received in little Hannah!! So happy for you all.

  19. Kay:
    Thank you so much for the gift of this scripture meditation blog this past year. It has been such a blessing!
    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. Romans 15:13

  20. 1 Peter 5:10-11 (NKJV)
    “But may the God of all grace who called us to His Eternal glory by Christ Jesus,
    After you have suffered a while, perfect, and establish, strengthen, and settle you.
    To Him be the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”

    Congratulations Kay! Her name is beautiful! Praying many will come to know Jesus through your baby girl! Blessings to your family!

  21. Dear Kay & dear Scripture Friends. I appreciated this experience of learning and memorizing scripture with each of you more than words can say. And so my final scripture of this year is one with you all in mind:

    “The Lord will keep you from all harm; He will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and
    forever more.” – Psalms 121:7-8 (NIV)

    Merry Christmas & God’s Blessings to you & yours

  22. Romans 12:10
    “Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.”

    Thank you for this wonderful activity this past year. It has been so delightful to read everyone’s choices. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Kay and all the wonderful folks on this site.

  23. Thank you, Kay! Congrats on baby Hannah James’ arrival! Merry Christmas!!!!
    1 Timothy 4:15

    15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.

  24. Thank you Kay for organizing this Scripture memorization challenge. I know Scripture memorization is important but In the past I had a hard time sticking with it. This challenge has given me the structure and accountability that I needed. I plan to continue with it in the coming year and start the year with your selection to start the new year. My last verses for this year are from Matthew 1:21-23(NIV).

    “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins. All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet. The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call Him Immanuel – which means God with us.”

  25. Psalm 4:7-8
    You have put more joy in my heart
    than they have when their grain and wine abound.
    In peace, I will both lie down and sleep.
    For you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

    A wonderful verse to end 2023, in peace, safety, and joy.

  26. Congratulations on Hanna James. There is nothing so amazing as the first grandchild! We are joyfully expecting #6 in the spring.
    Many thanks Kay for keeping us all committed to this amazing year of scripture and community. I never expected to keep up but was here every week (if sometimes a bit late).

    My verse this week is: Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

    Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to everyone.

  27. Psalm 4:7-8 NIV
    Fill my heart with joy when their grain and new wine abound. In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety

  28. Congratulations Kay and to your daughter and family for the BEAUTIFUL new addition to your lovely family!! What a wonderful Christmas blessing!!

    Glory to God in the highest
    and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests. Luke 2:14

    Thank you Kay for introducing this to your followers! It’s been a great way for me to get involved in scripture!! Merry Christmas and many blessings to your family in the new year!

  29. 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. Romans 15:13

  30. Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You.
    Psalm 119:11 NKJV

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this memorization exercise throughout the year. As a youngster, I was on my church bible quiz team and had to memorize entire books of the Bible. I forgot most of it long ago and didn’t think I could do it any longer. I actually memorized more than the 2 verses each month. I lost my grandfather to Alzheimer’s when I was a teenager and I lost my dad to this disease last year. I worry that this could pass to me so it has been reassuring to me to be able to memorize so many passages. What I love most of all is when life causes me or a loved one anxiety, concern, sadness, etc., I instantly go to a memorization verse to reassure myself or others of God’s promises and faithfulness. Thank you, Kay, for coordinating this activity throughout the year. I know you are very busy and I appreciate your time commitment. God bless you! Merry Christmas to you and your family. Congratulations on beautiful Hannah.

  31. Galatians 4:20 NKJV
    I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

    I’m so happy I participated this year. Thank you Kay for doing this.

  32. My scripture choice today is 1 Peter 5:6-7

    “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He May exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.”

    Kay, for a similar reason you chose your passage, I have chosen mine. When I read and see what is going on in the US and Canada, I am glad we have God to depend on who can give courage to those who know the truth to come forward in these times of corruption.

    On a completely different and more joyful topic, I wish to convey congratulations to you and Hannah’s parents for the birth of such a beautiful granddaughter and daughter Truly a great blessing for your family.

  33. Congratulations Kay on the birth of your grandchild. Thank you so much for sponsoring this scripture memorization challenge. Thank you to all the other people who participated. Although we don’t know each other, I always prayed for each spoken need and for all who participated. I hope Kay that you will continue the “Blessed for my Day” part of your blog-I appreciate those too and That you always testify to your faith. I will add your scripture choice this
    final week to my journal.
    Merry Christmas to all!

  34. I’m going to join you in memorizing Psalms 4:7-8. I also am feeling weighed down by all that is happening all around us. Our pastor has been preaching on JOY and I am feeling like I should really focus on Bible verses that speak to Joy.

  35. Congratulations on your new baby granddaughter! Such a blessing!❤️ My
    verse for the last two weeks of the year
    is Isaiah 9:6 which says: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

  36. I can’t tell you how much this memorization experience this year has helped me and sustained me through some terrible things in my family, with more to come.
    Jude 21 NIV Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

  37. Psalm 28:9 “Save your people and bless your heritage; nourish, shepherd them, and carry them forever.”

    I won’t be at the January event. Thank you for initiating this Bible memorization! I’ve had the desire for years to memorize scripture, but never moved on it. The accountability with this group of ladies made all the difference. Thanks again, Kay!

  38. Congratulations on the new grandbaby!

    My final scripture is Psalms 95:6 NKJV
    Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.

  39. My scripture for meditation is from Romans 15:13 New Living Translation

    “I pray that God the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace
    because you trust in him.
    Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power
    of the Holy Spirit.”

  40. I was, indeed, thinking that I would like to continue this memorization project into next year. That is what informed my choice for this final passage.

    Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:4 NIV

  41. Hello Ladies,

    I have been so blessed being part of this group and I will miss it. I definitely plan to keep this practice up in 2024. Kay thank you for presenting this challenge and leading us, It has truly been an encouragement to me and I have grown closer to God. How precious is that.

    I also want to congratulate you Kay on your new granddaughter, I’m so happy for you(I have three grandsons). Wishing everyone joy and blessings in 2024!!!

    Search me, O God, and know my heart, test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offense way me, and lead me in the way of the everlasting.
    Psalm 139:23-24

  42. Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful granddaughter, Hannah! What a blessing!
    I will be doing the same verses as you.
    Psalm 4:7-8. You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine bound. In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, oh, Lord, make me dwell in safety.

  43. My verse(s) to share is Luke 6:31 & 32 “Do to others as you would have them do to you. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them.

    Thank you so much for this sharing of verses! It has been comforting and led to much self examination.

  44. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1Thessalonians 5:16-18

    A reminder to always rejoice in the Lord, no matter what happens around us.

  45. I have also been thinking about finding peace and joy at Christmas in this very broken world:

    “A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.” Proverbs 17: 22

    Kay, may you have many sweet and special moments with little Hannah, and May all in this dedicated group have a merry and joyful Christmas!

  46. Let me hear Your loving kindness in the morning;For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul. Psalm 143:8

  47. Congratulation to you and your family on the birth of Baby Hanna. Hoping you will have a very joyous Christmas season.
    My final scripture reminds me of how much I love to worship with my church family and one day I will dwell in his beautiful presence forever.
    One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple. Psalm 27: 4 (ESV)

  48. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 ESV

    Congratulations on the arrival of precious baby Hannah! Christmas blessings to you and your family!

  49. Congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter Hannah! Grandchildren are such a blessing; enjoy your time there. And thank you for the year of scripture meditation and memorization challenge. I have enjoyed this journey with you and your readers. My verse this time is the following:

    Romans 15:13 (ESV): May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

  50. Congratulations on becoming a grandmother, Kay!

    Romans 15: 13

    “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confidant hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”

  51. “But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.” 
2 Samuel 12:23 (KJV)

    I just wanted to share a scripture that’s brought me comfort during the loss of a loved one. We will be reunited with loved ones that have gone on before us if they died in the lord and we remain faithful unto death. Thank you Kay for heading up this endeavor and encouraging your readers to be in the word more. Can’t believe it’s been a year. Congratulations on your new granddaughter. May the Lord bless all you ladies in the coming year as we all try to be more Christ like.

  52. Kay, Congratulations to all the family on the safe arrival of Hannah James! I am so thrilled to know Mom and baby are doing well. I do not have grandchildren but I hear from my friends that it is one of God’s greatest blessings! I am very happy for all of you!

    I have been feeling thankful for this group. So here is my scripture on thanks and gratitude that I have to meditate on this week. Thank you to all the ladies who have been a part of this group this year. It has been my privilege to read your scriptures, hear your story, and pray with you. Merry Christmas!

    Phil 4: 6-7 NIV
    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.

  53. He has made everything beautiful and appropriate in its time. He has also planted eternity [a sense of divine purpose] in the human heart [a mysterious longing which nothing under the sun can satisfy, except God]—yet man cannot find out (comprehend, grasp) what God has done (His overall plan) from the beginning to the end.
    Ecclesiastes 3:11
    Congratulations on your new grandbaby! Someone once told me children are the meal, grandchildren are the dessert. So true. They have been such a joy to us.❤️

  54. Thank you, Kay for doing this. I intend to keep doing it.
    Congratulations on your precious granddaughter. God bless her!

    I am thankful to the Lord for getting me through a horrible diagnosis (ocular melanoma) and for sparing my life. My verse is:
    Lamentations 58:6. “You came to my rescue, Lord, and saved my life.”

  55. Psalm 16:8. “I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.”

    Congratulations and God’s blessings on your well-born grandchild!
    Thank you for this memorization challenge!

  56. Luke 2:8-12 (NLT) ~ That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.”

  57. Dear Kay,
    Congratulations on the arrival of your precious granddaughter Hannah James!

    Thank you for your devotion and encouragement to us all this past year to delve deeper into the bible’s passages to meditate on every other week. It’s added another dimension to my daily bible reading, bible study and in growing closer to the Lord. I look forward to your virtual event on January 7th.

    Since we are approaching Christmas for this last week of posting our scripture verses, I have chosen this one from The Gospel of Luke:

    “Today in the city of David, a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.
    And this will be a sign for you: You will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes
    and lying in a manger.”

    — Luke 2:11-12

  58. This challenge has been such a blessing to me. Thank you for encouraging others to join you because it has transformed me. We shouldn’t be surprised that Scripture has the power to do that. My plan for the coming year is to continue to work on the verses I chose for this year. Some of them are cemented in my brain but others are not solid yet. I wasn’t very good about reviewing the ones I had already learned. So that’s my goal for 2024. You are correct; I don’t want to quit. And I love the verse you chose this time so I want to memorize that one also:) Thank you Kay. And the biggest congratulations on your precious baby granddaughter. She is truly a blessing to her parents and also grandparents.

    “Not only so, but glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character, and character, hope. Romans 5:3-4 (NIV)

  59. Ephesians 2:10 NLT
    For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

  60. For my last one this year I will pick Jeremiah 31:25 “I will refresh tired bodies, I will restore tired souls.” (The message).

  61. “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” which means, “God with us.” Matthew 1:23 NIV

  62. Thank you, Kay. This has been a good experience.. You are so kind to all of us. My last Bible verse is:
    John 9:25 One thing I know. I was blind but now I see.

  63. Kay, I’m so excited for you as baby Hannah has made her arrival. There’s just nothing quite like being a grandparent. What a blessing!!

    I’ve so enjoyed the scripture memory challenge this year, and it’s been a real challenge at times! I plan to continue memorizing in 2024 – I even put a request for a pretty 4×6 photo album on my Christmas list. Many times throughout the year, some of my verses have popped up in Sunday sermons or Life Group lessons, or as the verse of the day. What a joy to say “I know that one!” and reflect on it again.

    My final verse for 2023 is 1 Corinthians 10:13 – No temptation has overcome you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you may be able to endure it. (NASB)

  64. I am so grateful you started this scripture challenge. It has been a blessing. My final scripture is Isaiah 9:6 NIV
    For to us a child is born, to us a son is given. And the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Price of Peace.

  65. Thank you Kay, and thank you ladies. It has been wonderful to be in touch with you this year and the challenge was so good for me. Like others, I will revise the verses and keep learning them more perfectly and pondering their truths. I will finish with this one:

    “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”.

    Rev 4:11 NIV

  66. Thank you, Kay, for encouraging us to meditate and memorize Scripture this year. Congratulations on the birth of your sweet granddaugher Hannah!
    As we celebrate Christmas week, my verse is Isaiah 9:6:

    “For a child is born to us; a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
    Merry Christmas to all!

  67. “Let them praise Your great and awesome name. Your name is holy!”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭99‬:‭3‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    In troubled times I must focus my thoughts on the Sovereignty of God and His unchanging character. I find peace not only in recalling His promises, but in worshiping Him. I have selected Psalms 99:3 to focus on as we end this year.

    I have been blessed by the focus words and verses of Advent: Hope-hebrews 10:23, Peace – Isaiah 9:6, Joy – Luke 2:10–11, Love – 1 John 4:9.

    Congratulations Kay on the birth of Hannah James!
    Thank you for organizing this scripture challenge. It has been a blessing!
    Thank all of you ladies. It has been a joy to take this journey with you.

    Merry Christmas, Happy Holy Days, and Blessed New Year.✝️

  68. Well, ending the year late, but still participating! My final scripture is psalms 62:1-2. This speaks to my heart at the end of a year where my leaders at work have succeeded in getting me to resign, though their case is built on partial truths and misinformation. Yet God knows. And His word says
    “My soul waits in silence for God only;
    From Him is my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation,
    My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.”

  69. Psalm 20:4 (Revised Standard Version | Second Catholic Edition)

    “May he grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans!”

    Thank you for a wonderful year!

  70. Lamentations 3:22-24
    “The faithful love of the lord, never ends!
    His mercies never cease.
    Great is his faithfulness;
    His mercies begin afresh each morning.
    I say, to myself, the Lord is my inheritance. Therefore, I will hope in him.”

  71. You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound. In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
    Psalm 4:7-8

    I signed up last time for the online event. Looking forward to it!

  72. My last post is “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
    (John 8.12)
    In this time of year and with the new year nearing, I am looking for a star of guidance in my life (private life, work life) lIke the three wise men who were led by the star to Jesus’s birthplace. When the path I am travelling on seems to be blocked or bumpy like during the last three years with Corona and I am not seeing the wood for the trees I need a light, a guiding star and rest in the presence of the Lord.

    Love and angel blessings Monika

  73. You have put more joy in my heart
    than they have when their grain and wine abound.
    In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
    for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
    Psalm 4:7-8(ESV)

  74. It was really difficult finding a verse for the final week, I actually wrote two in my notebook, but this is the one I chose to respond with.

    Ephesians 3:16-18
    I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted, and established in love, may have power, together with all of his holy people, to grasp how wide and long and how high, and deep is the love of Christ.

  75. O Lord,you are my God
    I will exalt you
    I will praise your name
    For you have done wonderful things
    Plans formed of old,faithful and sure.

    Isaiah 25:1

    Thank you Kay for your faithfulness in leading us in this challenge. Oh the blessings it has yielded..
    praying God richly blesses you and your family in this new year 💗