Happy Sunday! I’m grateful that so many women in our Dressed for My Day community are continuing to memorize and meditate on God’s Word faithfully, even as we enter into November. We’re on our 21st scripture. Can you believe it? At the end of the year you will have 24 scripture passages tucked into your heart and etched onto your mind. And God will use that powerfully in your life from here on out.
This morning I was sitting in my morning room reading through Psalm 119 and trying to decide on a scripture or two or three to add to my album for these next two weeks. I have been reading ever so slowly through this long Psalm recently in my daily Bible readings, and I’ve loved it. So I had already decided to add a few verses from it to my album, but I was struggling to narrow my choice down.
About that time James walked in and asked what I was up to. I explained I was trying to select a memory/meditation passage for the next two weeks and asked if he had a suggestion, but I didn’t mention to him that I was considering Psalm 119. Without missing a beat, he immediately suggested Psalm 119:15-16. Uncanny. So that settled it. I wrote Psalm 119:15-16 on my index card and added it to my album.
Fast forward to a few hours later when I was sitting in our worship service. James always gives us the scriptures ahead of time for his sermon in an email. I always just copy and paste them into a notes document so I can take my sermon notes there. As I pasted the scriptures from his sermon on Judges 17 into my document, I noticed that the challenge for the week (he always give us a challenge at the end of the sermon) was to memorize Psalm 119:15-16. Ha! That explained why he had quickly responded to my question as he did. He was already going to assign them to us all.
But I’m happy to focus on these scriptures for the next couple of weeks. As I’ve been reading through the words of Psalm 119 a few verses at a time, their message has rung true in my heart. Nothing will anchor us like the Word of God. It is indeed a lamp to my feet and a light for my path (vs. 105). It revives me, gives me understanding, enlarges my heart, gives me discernment and knowledge, comforts me and makes me wiser than my enemies.
In these days of uncertainty and constant change, God’s Word is my delight. Oh, how grateful I am for His Word.
I look forward to hearing about your scripture selections, too. But before I go, I’d also like to share with you my husband’s recent podcast about the land of Israel. I think you may find it helpful in these current times. James has a doctorate of ministry, 30 years of experience as a pastor and over 10 years of experience teaching Bible history at the university level. He’s an excellent Bible expositor. You’ll find his podcast HERE.