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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

memory verse 1. 1 John 3:15-17

For the past 2 years, Beth Moore and Living Proof Ministries have hosted a scripture memory challenge: commit 26 verses to memory in the span of a year.  There are a lot of rules and guidelines to participate but the results are rewarding and well worth it.  Basically, Beth posts one verse that she wants to commit to memory every two week [on the 1st & 15th of every month].  After she posts you then have a day or so to post your own verse in the comments section, publicly committing to memorizing that verse.  Throughout the year you can only miss [not posting your verse on time] something like 3 or 4 times to qualify for an invite to the Siesta Scripture Memory Team celebration that LPM hosts at the completion of each year.  This isn't a party like most: it's not your neighborhood, block party where anyone that lives on the street gets an invite, no.  You cannot just go to this party; you have to earn this invitation.

I discovered this challenge about four weeks into the 2011 round :( [about three weeks too late] & was not able to participate.  Of course this does not mean I couldn't study and memorize on my own--which I did do--but not near the amount and time that I should have.  So this year, 2012, I was looking forward to joining the Siesta ranks.  But much to my dismay they are taking a siesta themselves, breaking until 2013!

So I've decided to do it on my own for the duration of 2012 on my blog.  I will post a new verse on the 1st & 15th of every month--asking you to hold me accountable.  You are welcome to join me if you like; I hope you will.  Just leave your verse in the comments spot below the post [please include your translation] or write it down somewhere else.  I doesn't matter where you record it.  I have as poor a memory as the next person; thinking about my life in 20 years scares me to death.  But if I can do it, you can, too!

And who knows, maybe I'll come up with a cool name for this activity.  Suggestions are welcomed!  I can't promise any wonderful celebration party with strobe lights or Beth Moore as speaker and there definitely will not be a scholarship fund to assist you financially in your travels to said, non-existent celebration.  [Unless, of course, God makes it happen!  In which case I will have my people contact Beth's people to arrange a speaking engagement :)].

So here we go, February 15, 2012 [my 3 month anniversary at my new job/career!]:

1 John 3:15-17

New International Version (NIV)
15 Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him. 16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?

1 comment:

  1. Hebrews 9:27-28

    27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgement, 28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.


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