I just finished the last day's homework in Priscilla Shirer's He Speaks to Me. I think I've underlined just about the whole book!
I asked all the gals in my group to come to Bible study on Wednesday ready to talk about the last chapter--as well as to share their "one thing"--the lesson they want to hold close and make part of their lives from here on out.
I write my "one thing" (or two--or three!) in the front of my Bible study books, along with my name and the date and place I did the study. That way I can go back and quickly find that one thing that was dearest to me--something that can take forever if I haven't marked it clearly in the front cover! It's hard to find that thing you underlined and starred when there's underlining and stars all over the place.
As a group, we've been memorizing Psalm 100. I finally stuck a card up on the bathroom mirror to help me memorizing. Nothing like saying my verses out loud while I dry and iron my hair! Keeps all those random thoughts at bay. ;)
(And it keeps my mind occupied so I don't notice the gray hairs I've been finding lately. Been yanking them out up to this point, but I'm starting to think that's not going to be such a good idea. They are getting mad and multiplying!)
Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
I highlighted all the verbs for which we are the subject. There are many psalms (like 23!) that are focused primarily on God's actions; this one shows our action in response to him.
Do these words describe my days? Something to ponder.
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