Thursday, October 1, 2009

LPM Verse #19

I have not posted in a while about this, but I am still plugging along at the Living Proof Ministries Challenge to memorize a new scripture every two weeks without forgetting the previous ones. As I go back through my little index card binder and read the verses I have chosen since January, it has been a reminder of the journey God has had me of learning to set myself aside and learning to trust Him. I know it is a process, not an event, to surrender completely to His Will, but looking back at the previous 18 verses also has strengthened my testimony of God. I can trust Him. He is always faithful. His plan is to prosper me, not to harm me.

For the current verse, I chose Isaiah 7:9b "If you do not stand firm in faith, you shall not stand at all." Pretty straightforward, hey? But, in my head, anytime I hear the word "faith", it brings me to Hebrews 11:6, which says "Without FAITH it is impossible to please God, because those who come to him must believe that HE IS and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." So, this current memory verse also tells me to never forget who God is, what God can do, and who I am in Him. And, who I am not.

If I stand on my own, I eventually will not stand at all.

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