Saturday, October 15, 2011

Memory Verse #20

OK, this year is just flying by...and the fact that we're up to NUMBER 20 out of 24 MEMORY VERSES is just one more sign that this year is coming to an end soon!  And that means we're just that much closer to the Siesta Scripture Memory Team Celebration!  I can't wait!  My sister & I had so much fun in January 2010 when we got to go to the first SSMT Celebration!

And it's really not too late if you have PROCRASTINATED and haven't gotten all of your memory verses posted.  Beth Moore even suggested memorizing a chapter (or two) of PSALMS that would add up to 24 verses.  When I was in graduate school in Memphis, I was a part of a Bible study group at Bellevue Baptist, and we all memorized PSALM 139.  I never thought I could memorize an entire chapter before, but I did!  And it wasn't that difficult!  And guess what?  It's exactly 24 verses!  Just a suggestion.  Until this day, it is still my favorite PSALM!  So full of God's promises...

Psalm 139

    For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.
 1 O LORD, you have searched me 
   and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise; 
   you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down; 
   you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue 
   you know it completely, O LORD.
 5 You hem me in—behind and before; 
   you have laid your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, 
   too lofty for me to attain.
 7 Where can I go from your Spirit? 
   Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; 
   if I make my bed in the depths,
[a] you are there. 
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, 
   if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me, 
   your right hand will hold me fast.
 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me 
   and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; 
   the night will shine like the day,
   for darkness is as light to you.
 13 For you created my inmost being; 
   you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; 
   your works are wonderful,
   I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you 
   when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
16 your eyes saw my unformed body. 
All the days ordained for me
   were written in your book
   before one of them came to be.
 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! 
   How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them, 
   they would outnumber the grains of sand.
When I awake,
   I am still with you.
 19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God! 
   Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!
20 They speak of you with evil intent; 
   your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD, 
   and abhor those who rise up against you?
22 I have nothing but hatred for them; 
   I count them my enemies.
 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; 
   test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me, 
   and lead me in the way everlasting.

Now to my verse for this time... I decided to use Beth Moore's suggestion from last time.  It's a great verse to keep in my prayers on a daily basis (maybe even an hourly basis some days). :)

"I continually look to the Lord for help, 
for He will free my feet from the enemy’s net.” 
Psalm 25:15 (The NET Bible)

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