I haven’t ditched the “He Gifted You” series. I’ll conclude that on Friday. But I have something super exciting — and slightly insane — to share.
In efforts to abide in Him this year and have His Word abide in me, I am going to start memorizing another chunk of Scripture. Specifically, Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. That’s right, Matthew 5-7. One hundred and seven verses.
Did your coffee just come out of your nose?
I do have an in-real-life friend who is wild enough to walk this journey with me. But you know I have to ask. I mean, how could I not?
You wanna join us?
We will start this Sunday and plan to memorize 3 or 4 verses each week, with the weekly verses displayed in my sidebar to the right. You can also go to Do Not Depart for lots of great resources on Scripture memory. Believe me, if I can do it you can do it.
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God designed us to be spiritual beings with a spiritual hunger. When we try to fill that gaping void with things in this physical world, we always wake up hungry. But when we feast at the table of His Word, our inner man (or woman) transforms.
By His Word He reveals the dead places. He unfolds His plan. He infuses life. And He displays His love. That’s why I need it. We need it.
And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
I think that’s why the statistics astound me.
Just as we need His Word millions of others need His Word but don’t have six translations gathering dust on their bookshelf. They don’t even have one. “I’m not OK with that.” That’s why I partner with them.
We can help “end Bible poverty” beginning with ourselves and then spreading to the nations. His Word quenches the soul’s thirst.
Fill me, Lord…
Who wants to join me in this wild plan to memorize Jesus’ words?
How does it challenge you to know that so many don’t even have the option?