For those of you that have come alongside and committed to the LPM Scripture Memory Challenge -- to memorize 2 verses (or passages) of Scripture each month of the year in 2009 -- can you believe that we are already on verse # 8?? I can hardly believe it - time is going by so fast!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
My verse for the first half of the month of April was 2 Corinthians 5:9:
Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent,
to be well pleasing to Him.
This has become such a meaningful verse to me as I continue reading the book that my Pastor has written, regarding "living my life on target". On Easter Sunday, he brought an awesome message based on this very passage of scripture, as well as the 2 following verses. After hearing these verses preached on and covered extensively in his book, I feel that the Lord has impressed upon me to continue on and memorize the next 2 verses in this chapter.
So, as a result...my memory verses for the second half of April are:
"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men."
2 Corinthians 5:10-11 (NKJV)
I am called to make it my ambition, my goal, my target, to be well pleasing to Him. It doesn't mean that I am always successful at this --in fact, many times I fail miserably! But, the desire of my heart is that I would be found well pleasing to Him.
Why? Because we must ALL appear before the judgement seat of Christ.
We all have an appointment with God!
In the words of my Pastor, "What we experience at our appointment with God.....and in eternity will be determined by how we live out our faith on earth."
Therefore... I make it my aim, to be well pleasing to Him.