Friday, January 31, 2014
What is in you will eventually come of you
We continued our new series this past Sunday "40 Days in the Word" with part 3" How do I see what God wants me to see? You can listen to the podcast at http://www.wyandottefamily.com/listen.html or you can download it from iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wyandotte-family-church/id478735158
We talked about this "churchy" word called "Illumination." Illumination is simply the Holy Spirit bringing to life the Bible and speaking directly to you and your situation. It is like putting on 3D glasses and seeing the Bible come to life. On Sunday we talked about the 1st Benefit of Illumination: This week in my blog we have looked at seeing the solution to the problem, seeing the barrier in front of us and guidance in making decisions.
Today I simply want to encourage you to practice memorizing Scripture verses. Even if you start off memorizing one verse a month, you'll have 12 verses memorized by the end of the year. Having God's Word memorized or hidden in our heart is important.
Psalm 119:11 says I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
When we memorize Scripture it is like putting arrows in our quiver. As you go throughout your day, the Holy Spirit will bring to your mind, the word you have hidden in your heart. When you are at school and feeling peer pressure, when you are on the job and tempted to cut corners, when you are all alone and tempted to go somewhere on-line you shouldn't, when God asks you to walk across the room and share your faith. God's Word empowers us to do the things God has called us to do.
Here are 3 simple verses we have been memorizing as a church family...
Colossians 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.”
Psalm 119:18 “Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.
JAMES 1:22: Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
Take a few moments and memorize one. Write it out on a card or paper and read it daily for a week. It will begin to become a part of who you are, how you pray and how you think.
Just a reminder that this Sunday is "Souper Sunday." We'll have at least 15 soups in the lobby after the gathering to vote on. You can vote by putting money in the jar next to the soup you like the best. All money is going to the Hope Project. The Hope Project is a MI non-profit that is fighting human trafficking