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!