We have never chosen a family verse before, but after reading Renee Swope's blog about where God is leading her family, I thought we should have a family verse. KLOVE radio station emails a scripture each morning, and one of them really struck me. I had written it down last week, and as I thought about a family verse, this one immediately came to mind:
"Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love,and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until He comes and showers righteousness on you." Hosea 10:12 NIV
We had already made a decision to start breaking up some unplowed ground, so to speak. My husband signed up for the How To Read Your Bible class at church. He said he didn't want to have another year like last year and is realizing he is powerless to make any lasting changes on his own. I am trying to be more focused in some of my own areas. I signed up for Beth Moore's challenge to memorize 24 scriptures this year. Not just memorize, but understand and meditate on them. Break them down word by word to make sure I really get it.
Realizing that I am not my own person, free to stoke only my own spiritual fire, I am really trying to be intentional with Connor and Justin. The rest of the kids, too, but like with vegetables, I have to hide the Word in cheese sauce.
I know that good intentions pave the road to ****, but I am sincere in my desire to grow closer to God, to recognize Him as the Leader of my life. I pray that every day God ignites my passion for Him and the things He has put in my life. I pray the same for each of you.