Sunday, January 31, 2010

Scripture Memory Monday

Good morning! It's Monday again, the beginning of a new week and the beginning of yet another month. If the old saying is true, I must be getting really old, because time is flying! I pray that the beginnings of a new week will bring new and fresh reminders of God's unfailing love and faithfulness to us, His children whom His has adopted and bought with the blood of His beloved Son. Oh, how glorious is our identity in Christ! I often am reminded of the words of the lion Mufasa, - from the Disney movie The Lion King - which he spoke to his son Simba, who was having some what of an identity crisis. In a strong, deep voice he urged his son, "Remember who you are." I cannot tell you how often that has come to my mind regarding my identity in Christ. When struggling with sin, I have sometimes repeated Mufasa's words aloud to myself. It is true. Because I belong to God, I am no longer a slave to sin; I have been "bought with a price." I am a child of the King. He has adopted me as His own and has given me His spirit - the same spirit that raised Christ from the dead - to dwell in me. So, the next time you or I are tempted to sin, to be anxious, to doubt or fear, let us remember who we are - because of Christ's presence in our lives - and Whose we are, because of His precious blood.

With that said, I will mention the verse that I plan to memorize for the week. We are already on verse 5. If we are tracking together, that means that by the end of this week we will already have 7 more (because of the 2 extras I've thrown in) verses of ammunition to aim at the enemy when he attacks us. Hallelujah!

Week 5's Scripture comes from the book of Psalms. I love these TWO verses (we can do two!:) because they focus on the greatness of God. If you are like me, I sometimes focus on the size of my problems (which are always disproportionate!), rather than the size of my God. Hopefully this will help us keep a more proper perspective:

"For I know that the LORD is great
And that our Lord is above all gods.
Whatever the LORD pleases, He does,
in heaven and on earth,
in the seas and all deeps."
Psalm 135:5&6 (ESV)

Our Great God, whom we belong to, is Sovereign over all...
Rejoice today, remembering who He truly is & who you truly are IN HIM!

1 comment:

Melanie Campbell said...

Great verse! I had already started on a different one, so I'll use this one in the future! I made you a card with this verse today to go in the shower - I'll bring it Wednesday night. Have a great week - hope today went well! :)