Memory Monday


Luke 1:46-55 (The Message)

 

 46-55And Mary said,

   I’m bursting with God-news;
      I’m dancing the song of my Savior God.
      God took one good look at me, and look what happened—
      I’m the most fortunate woman on earth!
   What God has done for me will never be forgotten,
      the God whose very name is holy, set apart from all others.
   His mercy flows in wave after wave
      on those who are in awe before him.
   He bared his arm and showed his strength,
      scattered the bluffing braggarts.
   He knocked tyrants off their high horses,
      pulled victims out of the mud.
   The starving poor sat down to a banquet;
      the callous rich were left out in the cold.
   He embraced his chosen child, Israel;
      he remembered and piled on the mercies, piled them high.
   It’s exactly what he promised,
      beginning with Abraham and right up to now.

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Psalm 16

A miktam of David. [a]

 1 Keep me safe, O God,
       for in you I take refuge.

 2 I said to the LORD, “You are my Lord;
       apart from you I have no good thing.”

 3 As for the saints who are in the land,
       they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight. [b]

 4 The sorrows of those will increase
       who run after other gods.
       I will not pour out their libations of blood
       or take up their names on my lips.

 5 LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup;
       you have made my lot secure.

 6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
       surely I have a delightful inheritance.

 7 I will praise the LORD, who counsels me;
       even at night my heart instructs me.

 8 I have set the LORD always before me.
       Because he is at my right hand,
       I will not be shaken.

 9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
       my body also will rest secure,

 10 because you will not abandon me to the grave, [c]
       nor will you let your Holy One [d] see decay.

 11 You have made [e] known to me the path of life;
       you will fill me with joy in your presence,
       with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

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Psalm 16
Keep me safe, O God,
for in you I take refuge.
I said to the LORD, “You are my Lord;
apart from you I have no good thing.”
As for the saints who are in the land,
they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight.
The sorrows of those will increase who run after other gods.
I will not pour out their libations of blood or take up their names on my lips.
LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup;
you have made my lot secure.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance.
I will praise the LORD, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
I have set the LORD always before me.
Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,
because you will not abandon me to the grave,
nor will you let your Holy One see decay.
You have made known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
Thank you to The Simple Wife for helping me to be aware of the importance of placing the Words of God on my heart.

Here is the next verse for memory Monday from The Simple Wife

 

 

LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure.

 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.

(Psalm 16:5-6)

 

 

I carried last weeks verse with me on an index card and when I was having a rough day at work, pulled it out and was comforted. I am not sure I memroized it but did have it on my heart all week.

 

 

Blessings!

I just found this great post from The Simple Wife and she is going to start posting a memory verse to memorize every Monday. I know I am going to join in. I plan to write them down on an index card and carry them with me everyday. This will be a  way for me to keep God’s word close to my heart.

Here is the first weeks verse.

And whatever you do, 
whether in word or deed, 
do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, 
giving thanks to God the Father through him…
Whatever you do, 
work at it with all your heart, 
as working for the Lord, not for men, 
since you know that you will receive an inheritance 
from the Lord as a reward. 
It is the Lord Christ you are serving. 
(Colossians 3:17, 23-24)
Blessings!!