Dec 17, 2012

Monday SHINE....

Reading Plan for week of 12/17-12/23:

  • Monday 12/17: Luke 15
  • Tuesday 12/18: Luke 16
  • Wednesday 12/19: Luke 17
  • Thursday 12/20: Luke 18
  • Friday 12/21: Luke 19
  • Saturday & Sunday: Luke 20 & 21

Happy Monday, sweet SHINE girls!

Are you ready for your Monday Memory Verse? Me too!

This verse kept popping up at me everywhere the last few days. There are many things in this world that we do not understand. We never will.

We are not supposed to be able to "explain" it all. Our God is Sovereign. He's in control. Always has been, and always will be.

There's great comfort in knowing that He has us all in the palm of His big hands. Shew. Now that's a major relief.

Our verse for this week is found in Philipians 4:6




My children already know this one by heart. They learned it in a song from church. 

Girls, when we learn scripture, even through song, we are hiding His Word in our hearts.

Just recently, I used the word "anxious" in a sentence. My daughter spoke right up and said:

"Do not be anxious, about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."

When we feel those feelings of worry, anxiety, and fear rising, we can go quickly to His Word. His Word that is now hidden in our hearts. Just like my little girl's. 

We believe His Word even more when we use it in our everyday lives. It becomes a part of us. It lives in us. It dwells in our hearts ready to comfort, soothe, and minister not only to ourselves but to others.

Write it down, girls. Start reciting it. Speak it out loud. Get cozy with it this week. 

You are being changed by Him day by day. What a beautiful sight. 

grabbing my note card and sharpie,

jill

5 comments:

  1. This is one of the first verses I remember learning as a girl. Though I wasn't as young as Presley. It's always been of comfort throughout my life.

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  2. Anonymous12/17/2012

    Wow!! I knew this verse but God knew I needed it again. RIGHT NOW! Thanks Kelly

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  3. Jill, thanks for the verse to memorize. I'm thinking like Kelly said above...I know this verse...but...
    So many times, we have read...even memorized the scripture...and still struggle to apply it...
    I may only be speaking to me...but I'm turning 63 this week...and I've been hiding the Word in my heart since I was very young...GA's...BTU...S.S...and as an adult now for many years I pray the Word daily...much Word...and, yet, without training my mind as Paul tells us in Philippians 4: 6-9...I can't get it to work for me...I will still fret...
    So, I'm sharing how I do it...

    6 If I'm anxious for nothing, and if I... in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let my requests be made known to God; 7 then, the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard my heart and mind through Christ Jesus.

    Then Paul gives us verse 8...showing us how to do this!!!

    8 Finally, Teddi, whatever things are true according to the Word, whatever things are noble according to the Word, whatever things are just according to the Word, whatever things are pure according to the Word, whatever things are lovely according to the Word, whatever things are of good report according to the Word , if there is any virtue according to the Word, and if there is anything praiseworthy according to the Word— then, you, Teddi, meditate on ONLY these things. Woo Hoo!!! I think only on what God says to think on...and don't let my mind go to the other places.

    Now, this morning, verse 9 blessed my socks off!!


    9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

    Paul left this verse for us because he practiced what he preached. We can't see him except through the Word that he left for us. Jesus in Paul the Hope of Glory!

    As, Bible prayer warrior and Bible teacher...loving the Word...abiding daily in the Word...the LORD said share this morning...so, here I am.

    Most of you don't see me...only a few of us have that opportunity...but as Jill's new-found Aunt Teddi... know that verse 9 is coming through me as I receive it this morning...

    What you hear from me this morning, do...and the peace of God will be with you.

    I give you the peace that is in me...as I'm truly going through some trials and tribulations...but His Peace...does indeed surpass all understanding...as verse 7 says...and I walk in that peace...and that peace I give to you...

    Love you Jill and all you shinegirls!

    Merry Christmas from Aunt Teddi

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  4. Jill,

    I just spent the 9 o'clock hour of my day driving through my children's school parking lots. Thank you for this verse. I sure do need it. God bless and protect our precious babies, in Jesus' name.

    I love you!
    Bek

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  5. Aunt Teddi is right! When she says (verse 9) "The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you'. Paul left this verse for us because he practiced what he preached". When God works something in us, sisters, by the power of His Holy Spirit, we need to be bold enough to share and proclaim the goodness of God. We need to NOT shy away thinking people will think us bossy or meddling, we need to, by direction of the Spirit, declare what God has done for us and that He is faithful to do for others. God does not change, we are the ones tossed to and fro. His Word is truth and His character does not deviate from His Word. So, (Acts 3:6) ""Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.". The Holy Spirit who leads us into all truth, I pray keep the minds of my sisters from the enemy, release this Spirit of Truth to all of them that when they hear 'Your Word' from others, this same Spirit will witness to them truth or deception. Therefore, they can test the spirit and take what is given and walk in it. This strengthens us for further service to others in His name. Lord I pray you enable us to be diciples of you, not spectators or applauders, altho there is a time and place for that, but DOERS of Your Word. Enpower us all to take the commission You give and that is to spread the Gospel of Kingdom of God to here, there and yon. Go with us and direct us and protect us. In Jesus name, Amen

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