Monday, January 3, 2011

Scripture Memory Challenge

I am taking part in a Scripture Memory Challenge through the Women's Ministry at Pathway Community Church. The goal is to memorize two verses a month in 2011. We are supposed to pick a new verse on the 1st & 15th of the month. I have decided to share my verses on our blog and my reason for picking that verse...or maybe just what I am learning through memorizing the verse.
Deuteronomy 31:8 (The Message)
"God is striding ahead of you. He's right there with you. He won't let you down; he won't leave you. Don't be intimidated. Don't worry."
I love how active the verse is. God is striding ahead of me. He isn't sauntering. He isn't strolling. He is striding. And, he is ahead of me. As I was spending time meditating on this verse a picture came to mind. A month or so ago, Derek and I were watching Mythbusters. On that particular episode they were trying to find out if there was any truth behind the theory that if you follow draft a semi-truck it will improve your gas mileage. After a lot of experimenting, they discovered that if you follow VERY closely to a semi-truck your gas mileage does show significant improvements (but you had a follow at a distance that was not safe). Back to the verse, I was realizing that if God is actively moving ahead of me, the best place for me to be is right behind him in his draft. And, the closer I am to him the easier my journey will be. Wow. Isn't that so true?
Stay tuned for my 2nd verse (sometime around 1/15).

1 comment:

  1. Lydia thank you for sharing this verse and your thoughts.