Time to change the verse I’m memorizing. 🙂 So! Fun!
Honestly, I love memorizing God’s word. Or trying to memorize it. Sometimes I put it in my heart and mind and it slips right out again. Oy! LOL.
Here’s my verses for the next couple of weeks:
Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky. Philippians 2:14-15
Confession: I might have memorized this verse before. Not this year (I checked) but sometime in the past, I’ve tried to memorize it.
I’m trying again. 😛
Reasons: I love that part about shining like stars in the sky. I love stars! I’m not sure if I like this verse because of the stars or if I like stars because of this verse. Kind of a chicken and egg thing, ya know?
Yeah, I’m weird, but God loves me.
This time, though, instead of just trying to memorize the part of the verse I like, I’m doing all of it and the verse before it. The one that convicts me every time I read it.
DO EVERYTHING WITHOUT GRUMBLING OR COMPLAINING. . .
Excuse me? EVERYTHING?
Maybe this verse struck me this time because we’re deciding something at church that could (but I sincerely hope won’t) cause some grumbling AND complaining.
Or because when things change even a bit in a worship service, a lot of G & C can be heard!
Or maybe it’s because churches I dearly love have split more than once because of grumbling and complaining.
Or because people I hold very close to my heart have stopped attending worship services because they’re grumbling and complaining in their hearts.
Probably, though, it’s because I do my fair share of grumbling and complaining. (Ever wonder why you’re so talented in something bad, like grumbling and complaining? I do.)
So I’m going to imprint this verse on my heart and try, try, try to stop EVERY time I want to grumble and complain. If I don’t G & C and just give it to God, He can fix it. 🙂
So, here we go.
Do everything without grumbling and complaining so that you may become blameless and pure “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky.
What’s your favorite or Life verse?