Sunday, January 31, 2010

2010 Memory Verse #3!

Well, this will likely be a shorter post because I'm tired! But I want to get this up for tomorrow in case anyone wants to tell me what they're memorizing next! : ) (That could be YOU, you know!) So here's what I'm memorizing next:
Colossians 3:15-17 "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."
I've never had a "life verse" before, but have felt this week like this might be a new "life verse" for me. I know God is at work in bringing more peace and more thankfulness into my life. I long to have His words dwelling in me richly and it is my dream to teach others more about God's truth. I also love writing music and leading worship and want to honor God in whatever I do. I also have felt like in this last week - at the Celebration event and after I came home - God has confirmed that He wants me to be doing those things. God really rekindled my passion for His Word. I believe He called me again to TEACH. I love, love, love talking to women and blogging for women (and the few men that love me enough to read what I write!) but right now the main "students" I have to teach are teenagers! Young-ish ones at that... I love the youth group we have but it's definitely a much bigger challenge to teach them than it is to talk to adults. I'm grateful that they listen as much as they do and that it gives me the opportunity to learn to teach. I'm praying God will teach me how to be a better teacher as I keep practicing and learning. And I also need to be more thankful. And more peaceful. : ) (And to go to bed!) : ), Melissa PS... If you're memorizing something, tell me in the comments what it is! Don't give up!!! : )


  1. You chose a great scripture passage! That was one of mine for last year.

    I am working on all of these this month, because I chose Peace for my theme word for the year.

    Isaiah 26:3ESV
    You will keep in perfect peace the mind that is dependent on You because it is trusting.

    I Peter 1:8-9NIV
    Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your soul.

    Psalm 119:66NIV
    Teach me knowledge and good judgement, for I believe in your commands.

  2. I love this verse. Always, I think how different my life would be, if I lived out this verse. Thanks for the opportunity to dwell on it again!

  3. I'm working on:
    A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man over looks an insult. Proverbs 12:16 - I decided I needed something much shorter and I can always use more wisdom.

  4. I might have to borrow Sandy's verses. I love the peace theme. It follows my new year's resolution of not letting other people's stress pile on me.



Thanks for sharing your thoughts and heart with me.