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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Pivotal Word

Our church reads through the Bible together every year using the One Year Bible. I just found the reading plan online for use on mobile phones. Great for on the go reading! I was so excited i had to share her.

In related news I'm halfway finished memorizing the book of James. I was supposed to have been finished by now, but I fell behind during the holidays. I'm energized and ready to hit the Book hard again. I have to finish up soon to make room for all the Amharic I need to memorize for when A* comes home. I don't think I have enough brain power to do both simultaneously.

I thought I would ask folks to leave me a comment with their all time favorite verse from Scripture or a story of how a particular verse/passage impacted a life changing moment.

My life changing verse is James 1:22.

It's so simple, yet harder to live out than I ever could have imagined at first. Upon first discovering this verse (and the subsequent passage) I realized that being close to life change without ever actually experiencing it would be my perpetual condition unless I learned to put James 1:22 into practice. It's a reminder to me that life is not about merely knowing Truth; it's about allowing Truth to be the driving force in my life, to propel me on to action. Nowadays whenever I'm reading, and a portion of Scripture hits me especially hard, it's usually my clue that it's a "James1:22" verse. Meaning that it's time for me to stop "listening" about something and get busy doing whatever I clearly see God is "calling" me to do through His Word.

2 comments:

Sassy Granny ... said...

Oh dear ... such a tough question to answer. I have so many favorites it's hard to choose. These come to mind straight away:

The joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10

and

Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil. Prov 4:25-27

Both are for obvious reasons. Apart from the Lord's joy, happiness is such a fleeting commodity. From the Proverbs verses, comes the bold & noble means of navigating life, fearlessly!

Blessings,
Kathleen

jamullins said...

This is one of my favorites!!!

Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows what we know, and holds us responsible to act. Proverbs 24:12