Congratulations friends! You have the first month of Scripture memory already behind you. I wish we were all here together, sipping our coffee, sharing how the Lord has used our 2 verses from January in each of our lives. I know there would be some testifyin' goin' on!!
Before I share my verse for February 1st with you, I wanted to give you a little insight into what the Lord is teaching me through the learning of Psalm 139. When you comment, please feel free to share with the rest of us what God is teaching you. Lord knows if we're gonna do this Scripture memory challenge together, let's at least agree to all learn from one another, as well.
The first two verses in Psalm 139 are short and simple in structure. The reminders, though, behind these simple words are quite powerful. Wouldn't you agree that Jesus is a brilliant combination of love and mystery, power and humility? I'm often struck at how He knows what we should be doing, yet let's us come to the realization on our own - how He wants for us to seek Him although He longs for an interaction. In learning my verses for January, I was reminded that Jesus, simply put, sees it all. Now, before you start having flashbacks of Scary Sunday School Teacher wiggling her bony, unpolished finger at you saying in her best Wicked Witch of the West voice, "I'll get you my pretty, and Jesus will too. You know He sees everything," let's remember how much peace and comfort can come from knowing that simple truth. Jesus DOES sees everything. He knows everything, too. He knows when I sit and when I rise. He knows my deepest thoughts. And although this thought can ignite fear in my heart because I know what kind of dark things lurk in my mind, I can't help but feel relieved to know I'm not the one in charge here.
Yes, Jesus does see it all and He knows it all. He knows this because He's created a beautiful plan for my life, and I will never be able to fulfill my purpose on this planet and in this lifetime based on what I know. He is the Mastermind. I am so thankful I have Him to submit it all.
My verse for February 1 is...
"You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways." -Psalm 139:3 (NIV)
Now, let's hear from you. Your verse, its address, the translation, and any thoughts you'd like to share.