As I continue with the 2009 LPM Scripture Memory Challenge, I can hardly believe that we are already on verse 11 out of our goal of 24 for 2009! On the 15th of this month, we will be halfway through the verses that we have committed to memorize for this year! Where has the time gone?
Friday, June 5, 2009
I have been so blessed by the commitment I made back in January to memorize 2 verses (or passages) of Scripture each month. Sometimes I have a difficult time retaining things that I want to remember, but God has definitely honored my commitment to this challenge by giving me the ability to "hide these verses in my heart"-- many times bringing them to my remembrance at the precise time that I need them.
The verse that I have chosen for the first part of June is:
"He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord."
Psalm 112:7 (NIV)
I don't know about you, but this verse has "my name ALL over it"! As many of you that have been reading my blog for awhile may recall, I am the reigning Queen of "What If". I like to think of myself as a "realist", rather than a "pessimist", but I tend to worry about what COULD happen. There is so much bad news in our world today! Just turning on the evening news, picking up the newspaper or even reading some people's blogs, makes it very difficult to not to be fearful.
Case in point: Many of you know that I am planning to be a part of a mission trip to Brazil in September and I have some fear about flying that far. I have never been on an airplane for that length of time, over THAT MUCH WATER, and I get MOTION SICKNESS! Need I say more?
What timing to learn this week about AirFrance 447 vanishing only 4 hours into their flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. The plane carrying 228 passengers disappeared!
How timely that God would give me this very verse this week!
I must put my trust in the Lord, and Him ALONE!
If I am trusting in HIM, and in HIM alone, then His Word says that I will have NO fear of bad news!
I don't know about you guys, but for me --- "them's shoutin' words!"