Are you aware of all the benefits of memorizing scripture?
I recently have been trying very hard to be more diligent in this department. The last couple of weeks I have managed to memorize Titus 2: 11-14 and Ephesians 4: 23-25. Now this week I am starting with a whole new passage, Colossians 1:9-15. These passages are super amazing! Packed full!
As I was going for a walk a couple mornings in a row I took along my paper containing these verses. I would walk and repeat the verses over and over to myself. It was after I had been repeating and repeating these verses that the message really jumped out at me or maybe better put really began to sink in. It was one of those amazing wow moments. Where you go, " Wow, Look at what this verse is saying!"
I think it is beautiful how scripture memory has a 2 fold blessing. Not only do you end up with the verse stuck in your head for future recalling or to share with someone. But you also get to seriously examine that particular verse in a way you never did before! It is like camping out in one verse or passage until you get what it is saying to you. It is amazingly powerful!
To often when we read those same verses as we are reading through the entire chapter we do not take the time to examine each verse carefully as we can do when we are repeating it over and over for memory. And we don't get all that we should out of our Bible times.
So I encourage you to make it a goal of yours to start putting a couple verses to memory every week. I know you will love it as I do! I also I know it is a lot of work, and takes discipline and self will, but the rewards of doing it are just too great not too.
~ Hide God's word in your heart alittle every day and your spirtual life will flourish!
In Him, Mae
One day last week while I was driving back home from being in town I was deep in thought. As I came up to a curve in the road I was taken off guard by a car coming form the opposite direction, that seemingly came from out of no where and was right there at the same time I was. With heart racing I quickly cranked the steering wheel toward the side of the road, as the car went on past me. And breathed a prayer of thanks that I did not hit that car while I was lost in thought with my eyes momentarily off the road ahead.
If my eyes had been fixed on the road ahead as they should of been, I would have easily seen the car approaching since it was a wide open bend with a clear view, and I would have been well prepared for it. There would have been no last minute grabbing of the wheel nor my racing heart due to the close call that occurred.
Keeping our eyes on the road while driving is very similar to keeping our eyes securely fasten upon Jesus.
If our eyes our fixed on Him as they should be then when things come up unexpected and seemingly out of no where we are ready and prepared.
If we build our lives on the solid Rock when the storms of life come up suddenly we will stand!
We will be firmly rooted in Him, and will with the strength that we gives us, stay strong and come through victoriously come what may.
Remember the time in the Bible when Jesus walked on the water and called Peter out to Him. Peter walked out towards him on the water. As long as Peter kept his eyes on Jesus He stayed up and walked on, but when he took His eyes off Jesus and looked instead at the water and the waves surrounding him he immediately began to sink.
And just like Peter we will sink if we take our eyes off Jesus, and instead look at the storm raging around us and start believing the lies of Satan. Doubt, worry, and fear will creep in and we will fall fast and hard.
We may not be walking on water, but we are walking on this difficult road called life. And the only way to stay strong, up-right, walking is to keep our eyes firmly fixed on Jesus and our lives deeply rooted and grounded in Him.
Then nothing will take us off guard or throw us for loop no matter how unexpected or seemingly out of no where that it came!
So keep your eyes on the road and on Jesus and you will be set for life!
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Being rooted in Christ
We all know how important it is to speak life to others, such as our husbands and children, but is equally important to speak life to ourselves too.
How easy it is too beat our selves up over stuff we shouldn't of did or said.
Instead of focusing on things we can't do, or we are just not that good at, affirm ourselves with things we can do, and the things we are good at.
Praise your self for the things you do right!
Celebrate what you are, not fretting over what you are not!
Focus on who you are instead of who you are not.
For me since I have felt God putting on my heart to be a speaker, I quite often have thoughts of how unequipped I feel. And I can't help but look at other speakers I admire and say to my self, "I am not a Beth Moore or Priscilla Shirer. I can not write or lead powerful Bible studies, or unpack a Bible passage in such an amazing way as they do. Why does anyone need me when they already have them?"
That is when I have to speak life to my self. No I am not a Beth Moore Or Priscilla Shirer and never will be. And that is okay. I am who God made me to be. I am a unique child of God, and I will speak in my own unique way! And if my speaking is inspired by God, for God, and God honoring, then it will be blessed by God! I can rest on that one!
One thing that is really important is that we focus on and embrace who we are in Christ. Not who we are as fleshly beings in this world, but who we are as children of the King! That is really speaking life to our selves!
We are who God says we are, and we can do what He says we can do! Amen!
Speak life! And you will be encouraged and inspired to be all that God has and wants for you to be!!
There is nothing impossible with God!
He is going to do great things through you!
Dream big! God got amazing plans for your life!
In Him, Mae
I am very thrilled to announce that I am now a student Life Coach! Yes, I am currently enrolled in an on-line Christian Life Coach course. And I am thoroughly enjoying it.
I have been interested in perusing this about a year now, and that is when I first looked in to on-line courses. But due to life being very busy at the time, and since it was still something I was only considering I put it off till now. I at first was only wanting to take this course for the head knowledge which I felt would be helpful in my writings here on my blog and website, as well as the speaking which I felt God had been calling me to. But after starting the course I can see I certainly would like to do coaching. Not as a full business since I am a busy mom, but a few clients along. I would love that!
For now I am needing to get 25 hours of coaching practice in so that by the time I have completed my training I will be able to receive my certification.
So if you are reading this and you feel you could benefit from coach services then please contact me and we will arrange coaching sessions. It does not matter where in the world you are, it is all done over the phone. Only we will need to share the same language of course! And hopefully you will have good a international calling plan.
Below is a bit of information and a few questions that will help you to determine if you would benefit from the use a coach on in life.
COACH : A coach is a person who works with individuals to help them achieve the life they truly want for themselves. A coach's job is to help their clients tap into what they really want out of life and then empowers them to complete the action plan they have set out.
Have you ever wanted to obtain something you haven't been able to?
Is there something in your life you want to see changed but just don't know how to go about it?
Do you need someone to come along side you with support, encouragement, and the accountability you need to make those changes happen?
Are you in a rut and struggling to get out and you are more than ready to move forward in life?
If you said yes to any of these above questions then a coach is just what you need! And this is exactly what I am here for! I am just a contact away.
May you have a blessed day!
In Him, Mae
I am a wife to my wonderful husband, Paul, of 21 years. Mommy to 9 blessings, ages 21 to 2 years. Our 2nd oldest son, at age 14, has gone on to be with the Lord on April 19th, 2017. I share about that new road we are on here on my blog.
My first 7 years of blogging.
Great inspirational reading!
"I believe a greater intimacy with God leads us to an inner peace, unquenchable joy, & an ever-lasting hope regardless of what we go through in life." Mae