Mar 2, 2011

Beth Moore Scripture Memory Plan, 2011, Verse 5

This week begins Verse 5 for Beth Moore's Scripture Memory Team, in which I am still participating!  I am determined to make it through the year. -- 2 verses a month.  Is anyone doing it with me?

When Beth writes the post for us to link up our verses, she usually says a little sump-sumpthin' because, well, she's Beth Moore.  Beth loves to love on us.  I particularly appreciated  Beth's comments on this post.  In honor of this month, Beth posted several "march" Scriptures & thoughts that I'd like to share with you.

Directly From Beth's blog:

Joshua 6:4 –

“Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets.”

Perhaps it won’t surprise you that the word “march” makes regular appearances in this book of the Bible so, if you’re in the wilderness longing to cross that river of fear and enter a land of fruitfulness, you might venture a fresh look at it. Here’s what hit me about Joshua 6:4 –

Marching tends takes a heap longer than we expect and a different form than we might rationalize. Think how odd all that marching-around-in-circles must have been to some of those Israelites. On top of that, consider that God never instructed another group of people to take exactly that same approach again in the pages of Scripture. He told Abraham to do one thing. Moses, another. Joshua, another. David, still another. All were in keeping with His will and His character but the variance in prescribed acts of obedience reminds us that God is resistant to our relentless pursuit of formulas. .....
God knows, if we could rationalize it, we’d institutionalize it. We’d have 2500 satellite locations of the “First Church of Seven Circles.”

In 2 Samuel 15:22, David told one of his mighty men: “Go ahead, march on.”

Point? If God is saying go ahead, then GO.AHEAD.

I like that. Nice and simple. If go, then go.

Maybe what you need most of all this March is for God to march right through your wilderness and rain down showers upon it from the seas in His hands. Think of praying this segment today over the 30 days ahead.

Psalm 68:7-11

7 When You, God, went out before your people,  when You marched through the wilderness, 8 the earth shook, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai,  before God, the God of Israel. 9 You gave abundant showers, O God; You refreshed Your weary inheritance.

10 Your people settled in it, and from Your bounty, God, You provided for the poor. 11 The Lord announces the word, and the women who proclaim it are a mighty throng.

(I love the part about refreshing the weary inheritance. Is that you, perchance?? It’s certainly been me at times over the last year. And how about V.11? Does that sound a little like Siestaville?? It blessed me to think maybe so.)
Amen to that. March on, Sisters! Your God is for you!!

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