Linnie, I cannot begin to verbalize how precious your post is to me. First of all, because you echo my feelings about memorization. Memorization has literally revolutionized my life. I want it for everyone but just because it is for me, doesn’t mean that is what everyone is suppose to do. But as I go over my chapters, something keeps jumping out at me.
I want to share one such thing that did today but before I do, I so thank you for your prayer, Linnie. I just wished that you hadn’t said “I” but “we”. His Word is the way He uses mostly to guide me. If I am “quiet” my mind races but if I am focused on His Word, He shows me more of Himself.
What I wanted to share was, when we were going over Philippians 4:12, there was discussion about “the secret” - what it was and how do we get it? I am slow but this is what I think I saw! Paul was saying that he knew the secret but to always incorporate the secret is another thing. In other words, because Paul knew it didn’t mean that he always used it. My take is that we all know the secret but we, also, don’t always use it. What is the secret? I think he tells us in the next verse, “Php 4:13 I can do all things in him who strengthens me.” He is the secret but we don’t always utilize the secret. Not so profound but actually it was to me because I had never seen it like that before. Most of you are probably exclaiming, “Yawn” as you saw it already as it was so obvious to you. But that is the beauty of His Word, He uncovers things to us at different times.
I’d like to pray with Linnie for us all:
“Jesus, we all want to love you and worship, obey and please you and to be Your ambassadors. Lord Jesus, Linnie is right, as You take a dot and as You keep joining them, we get a picture. Thank you Jesus, that we know you. We want to know You more every moment of every day!”
Greeting to you dear saints!