Memory Verse #6!
I’m a day late. Some of you will have noticed it. Sorry! It’s just been a few full days, and with a cold that does not want to let me go…
We’ve entered the worst season of the year here in Winnipeg. It’s a very dirty season, very grey, brown and well, just not pleasant. The roads are full of sand, water and mud. The shoes, pants, everything gets dirty. You can’t touch the car, can’t lean or even brush against the car. You see a lot of people with “dirty” cloths around at this time of year. And sometimes it’s just unavoidable.
Don’t get me wrong, I do love spring. But not this kind of spring. But there’s no other way. The snow has to go, and until it’s gone, it’s going to be very dirty. BUT there’s more coming!!! There’s the sunshine and warm temperatures, the first peak of grass, even if it’s still brown, but it’s just good to see the grass and other shrubs and plants after this very long winter. It’s nice to watch the snow hills shrink in my back yard. Despite the “dirty business” of spring, it’s, in a very weird way, nice.
A few nights ago I had a dream, and in my dream I was watering my flower garden. I saw these colorful peonies in full bloom. Oh, it was precious! I’m holding on to that dream, to that hope! It won’t take much longer now.
With that hope in mind, and with all that energy stored up, let’s get down to business. We are memorizing Scripture #6! Yu-huuuu!
This time around I chose 2 Corinthians 4:7: “We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.”
I just need a reminder that I don’t have to wait until I’m at the end of my wits, until no more strength is left. There is a great power available, and God makes it available. I don’t have to struggle and try to do it on my own. If I tap into that power, if I rely on my Heavenly Father, anything is possible.
Last night I watched the movie “Blind Side”, again. I so love this movie. And I hadn’t noticed before, that the inscription over the big gate to the Christian school said, “With God all things are possible.” And yesterday I was very moved, when Big Mike comes for his first day of school and looks up and reads that part and smiles and then goes through that door. Yes, sometimes I have to remind myself to look up and see that with God all things are possible, and then I actually have to step out in faith and believe it!
I had to think of what the Apostle Paul wrote to the Ephesians in chapter 3:16-20:
“I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit.
Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.
And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high and how deep His love is.
May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully.
Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” NLT (emphasis mine)
So, what about you? What have you chosen to memorize? Lets hear it!