Wednesday, June 30, 2010

M & M #2

I find it interesting how the verse I am memorizing almost always seems tied in to what's going on in my life. I'm certain that sometimes I choose a verse based on what I'm feeling and experiencing, but every now and then I will choose one that I like (for no other reason than that) and by the end of two weeks it fits.

The past 2 weeks I have been memorizing Romans 12:11, Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. (Written from memory - I'll have to see if it's correct after I hit publish. That's only fair, I think?) Well, wouldn't you know it, but this past Sunday both Pat and I took the same message to heart from the sermon - God called us, but we allowed ourselves to grow comfortable and lost our zeal; it is time to restore that fervor by serving Him as we were called to do. Coincidence that I selected this particular verse two weeks ago? I think not.

How did you do with your memory verse these past two weeks? Try typing it from memory into the comments. (It's okay if you don't have it down perfectly! Keep reviewing it all summer as you learn more verses, and by the end of the summer you will.)

Which passage of Scripture are you going to tackle for the next two weeks?

(If you want to join our small posse in Scripture memory this summer, just let me know in the comments of any M & M - meditation and memorization - post. You are welcome! No need to try to "catch up" by memorizing extra verses, just join in whenever. But don't forget to leave your verse in the comments.)

The verse I will be working on until the 14th of July is:
If God has been generous with you, He will expect you to serve Him well. If He has been more than generous, He will expect you to serve Him even better. Luke 12:48b (CEV)
You'll probably be more familiar with the NIV version of the verse. I also love the way it's worded in the Message, Great gifts mean great responsibilities; greater gifts, greater responsibilities. I figure that if God is reminding me to serve Him with passion, I ought to keep on reminding myself not to let myself be lazy about the gifts He's given me and the ministry He's called me to!


  1. Okay okay, I'm in. I can't tell you what my verse is yet for this week because I only just decided today..this actual second! Great post, if I had been at church this weekend that would have struck me square between the a little fear over the OCC thing ya know.

  2. The kids and I are currently memorizing Psalm 23, but the last one we memorized was "But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, He will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, & self control". And I think it's from Galatians 5:22-23? This one has been great for ALL of us to memorize, especially when it comes time for discipline. Sadly, though, I haven't been bearing those fruits very much lately. :(

  3. This is a wonderful idea. Here is my verse to work on. "But put ye on the Lord Jesus Chris, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lust there of" Romans 13:14
    I'm trying to quit smoking and keeping this verse in my mind will be a big help.

  4. I connected to your blog through the SheSpeaks Connection blog. Immediately got excited when I saw your blog title- very important verses in my faith story!

    I'll be memorizing John 1:14,16. Learning to be a professional grace-giver.

  5. Consider it pure joy, my brothers (sisters, when you experience troubles of many kinds because the testing of your faith develops perserverance. Perserverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4

    Okay, so that was not totally from memorization - I had to look up the last sentence. I'll keep working.

    My next one will be 2 Timothy3:16-17
    "All scripture is inpsired by god and is uesful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what it right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work."


  6. My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. James 1:19 -- wooo only had to glance twice at the actual verse :)

    currently working on:

    Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice. Proverbs 13:10

  7. Hi I am new to your site and would love to jump in on the M & M! Please let me know what I need to do. I am so excited for this!!

    Be blessed and stop by sometime!!!

    Serving with Joy


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