My Fitness

Thursday, August 29, 2013

memory verses (life under control week 5 day 7)

Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and uphold me with a willing spirit.
(Psalm 51:12 ESV)

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
(Romans 15:13 ESV)

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
(Philippians 4:8 ESV)

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
(Galatians 2:20 ESV)

I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
(Philippians 4:12-13 ESV)

I've memorized exactly none of these verses. It seems right as I set to start memorizing my life became a hectic blur. We decided to buy a house right as I was supposed to start homeschooling my preschoolers and I got a second job all while pregnant. Excuses abound. It might be considered a temptation to use these reasons as excuses, but I'd rather see these reasons as testing to see if I will apply the very verses to my attempt at memorization: I can do all thing through him who gives me the strength. I committed myself to memorizing Philippians, of which I have not done any either. I didn't give myself a time frame. Self-discipline is difficult. I want to memorize Scripture but memorization is not my strength. Instead of giving-up, to me this means I must try harder. I see my weakness as a chance for improvement and not a way of escaping responsibility.

Meanwhile, Wednesday early evening I hurt my back rather significantly and would appreciate any prayers for a quick healing. I will spend all day today in bed. I hope to be well soon.

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