Here are the top 1o posts of 2012 in case you missed any.
1. God Will Give You Justice!
Every time we are wronged by another, whether it was accidental or intentional, the LORD rights the wrong, or puts right, the wrong done to us. That is executing righteousness. While at times justice may seem delayed, it is inevitable. God puts things right, and brings about justice for all who are oppressed. Justice is what is proper or fitting for the wrong that was done. While justice is not always seen in our courts, we can be sure that God will put right, and bring about what is proper or fitting for the wrong that was done--both to us and for the one who committed the wrong.
Featuring my plan for memorizing 1 Peter 1 as well as a dose of inspiration to get you started. J If you missed this challenge and would like to do it with some of your friends at church or family members this post will tell you all that you need to get you started.
Note: Do Not Depart will be announcing the next Bible Memory Challenge Wednesday, January 2, 2013, so pray about memorizing with all of us. We hope you’ll join us!
Because Jesus has met out greatest need, of salvation, we can trust Him to take care of the rest of our needs--however great they may be.
Whether my day is one of the best days of my life, or one of the worst, when I consider all that Jesus has done for me, all that He is doing, and all He will do, I have great reason to rejoice—regardless of my circumstances. I can burst with praise to God each and every day if my focus is on His faithfulness and goodness in my life, rather than on the problems of my day.
Whether you have already memorized a passage, are memorizing a passage now, or are gearing up for your next memory project: here are four simple ways to make learning and recalling your verses even easier.
Sometimes it seems like peace will only come after we have been delivered from a trial. But the truth is we don’t have to wait for a trial to pass before we experience peace. We can enjoy perfect peace, right now, regardless of our circumstances.
For the longest time I was content memorizing a verse here or there, with no real goals and no real drive to hide more of His Word in my heart. I guess I figured if I wanted to know what a verse said, I could just look it up in my Bible. But over the last year or so the Lord has lit a fire in me to move past a familiarity of His Word to actually knowing what the Bible says by memorizing it.
Considering all the time and diligence it takes to successfully memorize a passage, I asked myself what drives me to memorize Scripture? Why do I have an insatiable desire to hide as much of God’s Word in my heart as I can while I'm on this side of heaven?
Here is why I love memorizing Scripture and can’t imagine my life without it.
The Bible memory challenge I led this summer, here I blog verse by verse through Psalm 103 and offer tips on how to make memorizing it even easier. This post features my plan for memorizing Psalm 103 as well as a dose of motivation to get you started. J If you missed this challenge and would like to do it with some of your friends at church or family members this post will tell you all that you need to get you started. Happy memorizing!
When I first heard of people who had memorized complete books of the Bible, like Janet Pope, Tom Meyer and Ryan Ferguson, I was in awe and believed, “Wow! That is amazing! I could never do that!” But as the Lord has spurred me on to memorize various chapters of the Bible like Isaiah 53, Psalm 1, Psalm 103, 1 Peter 1, etc. I am now convinced that memorizing Scripture does not require a good memory. The key to success is much easier than you think.
When we trust God without reservation, there is no limit to the amazing blessings God can pour out in our life.
I hope these posts, and the others on this blog have blessed and encouraged you this year. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy life to join me in the pursuit to know God and His Word more and more. I look forward to the good things the Lord has in store for us in 2013. God bless you richly! See you in 2013!
Question for you: What topics or posts would you like to see more of on this blog in 2013?
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