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#memoryverse: Esther 4:14 ~ you were created for such a time as this -   #memoryverse “And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14b (NIV) thoughts: I posted only the second part of this verse because these are the words that resonated and stuck with me the instant I read them. I didn’t even try to memorize…
#memoryverse: John 3:27 ~ I have nothing unless it is given from Heaven - #memoryverse “John answered, “A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven. John 3:27 (ESV) thoughts: I have nothing unless it is given to me from Heaven. First and foremost, that means grace. John 6:44 tells me: “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws…
#memoryverse: Colossians 3:23 ~ as working for the Lord, not for men - #memoryverse “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men” Colossians 3:23 (NIV) thoughts: The first word that jumps into my head when I read this verse is: competence. I’m not sure when I first figured out that – as someone who professes faith in Christ…
#memoryverse Psalm 139:23-24 ~ search me, oh God. - #memoryverse “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.” Psalm 139:23-24 (NLT) One of my go-to questions when I meet with someone as a communication/life coach is: “How do you receive…
#memoryverse John 15:5 ~ WithOUT God. “nothing” is possible. - #memoryverse “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.“ John 15:5 (ESV) “With God, all things are possible.” When I read, hear or say this, I usually emphasize the “all things are…
#memoryverse John 15:5 ~ I say “nothing” without you. - #memoryverse “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 (ESV) “When a worship leader reads the Bible you can tell.” Carlos Whittaker is a worship leader, author and speaker. So…
#memoryverse John 15:5 ~ Lord, please remind me to remember. - #memoryverse “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 (ESV) Heavenly Father, please remind me to remember you, over and over and over again, because I forget You, over and…
#memoryverse 1 John 4:13 ~ “abiding” in Christ. part 1 of…howevermany. - #memoryverse “By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.” 1 John 4:13 (ESV) I used to think the word “abide” referred to that part of prayer where I was supposed to shut up and listen. Like God and I were taking turns…
#memoryverse Jeremiah 32:17 ~ NOTHING is too hard for God. - #memoryverse “Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.” Jeremiah 32:17 (NIV) Heavenly Father, please remind me again and again, that nothing is too hard for You. Please use anything and everything I see and experience to remind me…
#memoryverse Jeremiah 32:17 ~ nothing (nobody) is too hard (headed) for God. - #memoryverse “Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.” Jeremiah 32:17 (NIV) I’m a fixer. When I see something that needs fixed I want to fix it, whether it be a crooked picture on the wall or a broken…
#memoryverse Psalms 121:2 ~ decisions and steps. - #memoryverse “My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:2 (NIV) Are you at the door to an opportunity but haven’t taken the step through because you don’t have confidence in your ability to succeed? Pray. Make sure the opportunity is within the moral will of God as revealed to…
#memoryverse Psalms 121:2 ~ muse. shmoose. I need the Holy Spirit. - #memoryverse “My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:2 (NIV) In the fall of last year, I began leading two Bible/Discipleship studies and after taking a break over the holidays, I’m seeing more people sign up to join us as we start back next week. My first thought was…
#memoryverse Psalms 121:2 ~ knowledge and wisdom. - #memoryverse “My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:2 (NIV) For as long as I remember, I’ve believed that knowledge can help me solve problems and overcome obstacles. It’s one of the reasons I read so much non-fiction. Authors are teachers. Witnesses. Mentors. You may have heard me say…
#memoryverse Psalms 121:2 ~ providence, provision & protection - #memoryverse “My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:2 (NIV) My husband and I can work as hard as we can to make a life and a home for our family, but in the end, we know that GOD is our provider. Every time my husband arrives home from…
#memoryverse Proverbs 16:9 ~ when things go “wrong.” - #memoryverse “The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 (ESV) One of the most difficult things I’ve experienced in my striving to follow God’s guidance in my life is when I pray, persistently, I seek wisdom from His word and from faith-filled brothers and sisters in Christ, I…
#memoryverse Proverbs 16:9 ~ give people permission to tell you the truth. - #memoryverse “The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 (ESV) It’s January, time for new year’s resolutions and fresh starts. New goals. New plans. I feel a metaphor coming on. When I use my GPS to help me get somewhere, I not only have to set a destination,…
#memoryverse Proverbs 16:9 ~ Plan B - #memoryverse “The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 (ESV) I had such a great plan. I had prayed and I thought God had answered with a big ol’ “YES!” and then things started to fall apart. What do you do when a plan begins to fall apart?…
#memoryverse Proverbs 16:9 ~ send me. - #memoryverse “The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 (ESV) When I ask Him to allow me to serve Him more, when I ask Him to “send me” I have to trust that sometimes, He sends me and doesn’t let me in on the reason why. sometimes, I…
#memoryverse Proverbs 16:9 ~ trust or do not trust. - #memoryverse “The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 (ESV) I can pray and ask God for what I want and/or think I need to achieve my goals, but in the end, He is all-knowing and all-powerful. I either trust His sovereignty in EVERY situation or I don’t.…
#memoryverse Proverbs 16:9 ~ plan, prepare, trust, follow & wait. - #memoryverse “The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 (ESV) I can do everything I know to plan and prepare, but in the end, the result is not up to me. I need to pray and seek wisdom and be a diligent steward of the gifts and talents…
#memoryverse Proverbs 16:9 ~ God is Sovereign. - #memoryverse “The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 (ESV) Don’t stress the could haves, because if it should have, it would have. God is sovereign. and He doesn’t make mistakes.
#memoryverse Zechariah 4:6 ~ the source of inner strength - #memoryverse “[…this is the Word of the Lord…] ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty” Zechariah 4:6b The other day, I listened as someone told my daughter that she needed to find and rely on her “inner strength.” Inner strength. What exactly does that mean? Determination? Confidence? A…
#memoryverse Zechariah 4:6 ~ seek, listen, be a witness, plant seeds, pray, trust and wait. - #memoryverse “[…this is the Word of the Lord…] ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty” Zechariah 4:6b Have you ever been in a situation where the harder you try, the farther away from your goal you seem to get? No matter how focused and determined you are, no…
#memoryverse Zechariah 4:6b: pushing a rock. - I’ve been posting memory verses on facebook for a few weeks now, a new verse starting every Sunday. Every day, I post an new image from pinterest and sometimes write a short commentary on the verse. We’ll find out how consistent I am, both on facebook and now here on my blog. Here’s the first…