Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Challenge Evoked...

Last night at church we were going over Ephesians 1:15-19.  Pastor Troy had mentioned a few times the desire to memorize verses 17-19, and I had those very verses highlighted in my Bible, so, at the end of our meeting, I evoked a challenge... "I'll quiz you if you will quiz me Sunday".

Oh my!  Talk about a direct hit since then!  Today I have felt AWFUL!  Don't want the lights on, let alone to pick up something to read!  After laying around most of the day, however, the Lord has given me the precise amount of energy I need to pick up His Word and prepare for the challenge ahead.

I (pray) that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, would give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. I (pray) that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened so you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the glorious riches of His inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power to us who believe, according to the working of His vast strength. Ephesians 1:17-19
Turn on the news and it is evident we are in a very trying time in our country...one that is becoming increasingly hostile to those of the faith.  That is going to prove to be very good...and very devastating.   It is when persecution comes that those with a true faith will chose to stand against the current, and those who are weak in the faith will waiver. 

My challenge to you is to begin building your strength in Him, so when that time comes you will not be one who waivers.

If you see me, I ask for you to please quiz me on this verse...I desperately need to be praying it over my children, their friends, my neighbors, my family, my friends...please pray with me.

Over the next month I am also hoping to add a page to this blog that will highlight memory verses in video form.  One of the methods I use to memorize Scripture is to create movements for it and teach them to my children.  This has been very successful in the past, and I would love it if it is able to assist you in memorization as well.

In the mean time - have a blessed day!

Jennifer

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