Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 21!

Scripture Memory Team, we only have four more verses and we’ve made it! I am so happy! We’ve come so far that it’s even time to register for our Siesta Scripture Memory Team Celebration in January. I hope so many of you can come! Please see the coinciding post for registration. It’s free of charge but we do need to know how many Siestas to look forward to having. We are beside ourselves with joy.

Now, onto our present purposes: our next verses!

I cannot overestimate how much God has used the verses in my spiral this year to speak strength and faith into my journey. I was laying in bed early this morning reflecting on a present mountain that I would love to see “move from here to there” (Matthew 17:21) and said aloud to God, “I need a verse! Lord, give me a verse to claim over this situation!” My mind immediately began to flip through my spiral and I felt like He was reminding me that He’d given me 20 of them thus far to equip me for this very situation. And, as we walk together and new needs arise, He’ll be faithful to supply me with more. I don’t know about you but sometimes I ask God for a word He’s already given clearly to me. I love the thought that, when we live a life with Christ in His Word, He is constantly equipping us for the future (2 Tim. 3:16,17).

This time around, I’m drawn again to a portion out of Psalm 119, an unparalleled chapter of Scripture for anyone who loves the Word or wants to. I’ve checked several versions and I think it resonates with me most out of the NIV. It’s a portion that asks Him to simply accomplish what He’s already promised. I love that. Based on what I shared with you in the previous paragraph, it couldn’t be more appropriate. Here it is:

Fulfill Your promise to Your servant, so that You may be feared. Take away the disgrace I dread, for Your laws are good. How I long for Your precepts! Preserve my life in your righteousness. Psalm 119:38-40 NIV

And, just for good measure, in case what spoke most clearly to you in this post was the reference to moving a mountain, here’s that portion:

I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:21 NIV

No, I can’t explain everything that statement means to us living in this era, under this covenant, and in this insane world but I find this most stirring: it’s in the same chapter as the Transfiguration and I don’t doubt for a moment that the mountain Christ pointed to when He made the statement was the very mountain where three disciples had seen Him transfigured. So here’s what I get out of it: Ask Jesus to give you the faith to command your mountain (your huge obstacle) to move then do it with all your might. If it doesn’t budge, climb it and see Him transfigured.

Stay with it, Siestas! We’re getting closer and closer to the finish line!

You are loved and prioritized here at Living Proof.

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    Connie Kempf says:

    NKJV Ps 62:5″My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him.”

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