Nov 26, 2012

Monday SHINE....

Weekly Reading Plan for the week of 11/26-12/2

  • Monday 11/26: John 13
  • Tuesday 11/27: John 14
  • Wednesday 11/28: John 15
  • Thursday 11/29: John 16
  • Friday 11/30: John 17
  • Saturday & Sunday: John 18 & 19
Happy Monday, SHINE girls! How was your long weekend? I hope it was super duper fabulous--just like all of YOU!

So, I want to share something with you girls in hopes that you will be on board with doing this with me. (fingers crossed)

My kids and I started a Memory Verse Monday tradition last year. (remember, I love daily traditions?!) ;)

Every Monday, I write on a 3x5 note card a scripture for us to memorize. By Friday, we say the verses out loud without looking) to each other and give high fives! (sometimes I give them a special little treat, but not always.)

I feel the Lord tugging at my heart to share the Memory Verses with all of you SHINE girls. 

Why?

Well, I believe that we need to be armed and ready with His living, breathing, active Word at all times! We may not always have our bibles, bible apps, note cards, etc. with us. We need His word to be hidden in our little hearts ready and waiting to share, encourage, and edify someone.


I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
Psalm 119:11

I want us SHINE girls to take it to the next level. Big things are found at the next level. I can just feel it!

Here's how it will work: 

I will post a memory verse each Monday. Write it down on a piece of paper, note card, type it in your phone...whatever works for you.

Say it daily until you have it memorized. You will not believe how it will change your day. It will push us to meditate on His Word in our days. 

There are a whole lot of words thrown at us in any given day. Most of them are not holy, wholesome, and pure. We need His Word to combat the unholy words in our lives. Words are powerful.

Nothing is more powerful than His Word, though. Nothing.

Are you with me?

Let's be accountable together for this. Call a friend and have her do it with you. Just last week, I tucked our Memory Verse scripture in Lem's car before he left for work. 

I had no idea that he even saw it until he shared with me that he had used that scripture as an example in his middle school small group that he leads! Wow! I had NO idea!

Here is a little hint to help the memorization: Write it down everywhere you are. For example, I will write it on my mirror with a dry erase marker, on my kitchen chalkboard, and on my daily calendar. Then, I leave the little 3x5 note card in my car at all times. If you are in your car as much as I am, this helps the MOST! :)

Let's do this girls! Take this leap to the next level with me. You won't believe how His Word will mold your pretty little heart and change your thinking. Truly, it will. 

Here's our first Memory Verse, girls:

Fitting for our first verse, right? :)


The fun part: SHOUT out to me when you have it memorized! Email me, call me, text me, tweet me..let me know so that I can celebrate with you! That's what SHINE friends are for! :)


stretching and growing with you,

jill

10 comments:

  1. Anonymous11/26/2012

    Awesome!!! This will help me tremendously! (:

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  2. Anonymous11/26/2012

    Love it! :) Sarah

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  3. Our pastor just spoke on this very same topic yesterday and our women's bible study is finishing up this week (we were memorizing scripture), so this is perfect!! Isn't God funny like that?!?!
    Thank you Jill for allowing God to work in you! Everything you post has a purpose sweet friend!!!,

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    1. thank you sweet Lisa! thankful for YOU and your encouragement! it means the MOST!!! :)) keep SHINE-ing friend!

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  4. Anonymous11/26/2012

    Jill, this is great. I have this verse memorized in the KJV from years ago, but not the "address" or scripture location of it. So even if I know the verse of the week, I will be momorizing "where to find it". I have always wished that when I did memorize a verse as a child and then on through the years, that I could also quote the location to find it quickly myself or to share with someone else. Kudos to you dear Jill. I love it. By the way, I still use your "Sauls" suggestion and find that it still works well for me and I often share the concept of it. Love you, Gloria Hudgins

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  5. I love you Mrs. Hudgins! You always encourage me!! So glad you are still living the Saul lesson. I will re-visit that here on the blog one day. Healing stuff. ;)

    Love you!!

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  6. Anonymous11/27/2012

    Me too!

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  7. I need to get back on this. Was doing good...got off track. Thanks Jill. Love you.

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