Monday, June 14, 2010

Tuesday Night Ramblings

I'm sitting here tonight feeling a variety of emotions.

I can't stop smiling. I feel God working on me and even though some of the things he is revealing aren't pretty, it is so incredible to know He loves me and cares about me so much.

One of my favorite songs says

Your love is extravagant. Your friendship intimate.

I love those words. Extravagant. Awesome, cool, neat, amazing, super... these are all words that I feel are overused. I'm guilty of overusing them. But extravagant?
You don't hear that word often. At least I don't.

Of course part of my smile has to do with the fact that the husband is coming home tomorrow. I am so stinkin' excited and ready to have him back. It has been a long 2 1/2 weeks.

It's looking like he won't be home long at all before he is gone again. I'm planning to finish my recovery in Dallas where he will be.

That's right surgery is coming up. In fact it is Thursday. The DAY AFTER TOMORROW! Yikes!! Either way for the next month I'm going to be in bed with my leg propped up. I'd prefer to do that in the same state as my husband. :)

I'm getting a little nervous about surgery. I don't find it a coincidence that the week of my surgery, the Bible study I'm doing talks about anxiety or worry.

God is good like that.

So I'm clinging to a couple of verses tonight. Verses I've know for a long time, but seem different to me today.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34

You can throw the whole weight of your anxieties upon him, for you are his personal concern. 1 Peter 5:7
(a paraphrase)

Lately I have really felt the need to memorize Scripture. In the past I've always wanted to do this just so I could say I knew Scripture. I've struggled with hiding his word in my heart.

Now I want to memorize Scripture so that I might not sin against him. I want the scripture in my heart to help me fight off Satan.

But I feel a little overwhelmed. I want to learn like a bazillion Scriptures instantly. God has shown me so many things in my life that I need to work on that it is hard to know where to start. And I wonder how important the reference is. Is it enough for me to know the scripture, or should I know where to find it?

I'm going to start with the two above. Worry is a big problem for me. Even though I "know" those two verses, I don't apply them very well. I'm not sure if they are truly hidden in my heart. Does that even make sense?

Sorry.. I know I'm rambling and I'm all over the place tonight. I'm honestly just writing as stuff pops into my head.

Would you mind sharing a scripture that you have memorized that has been particularly helpful to you?

1 comment:

  1. Phil. 4:8 - Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely and are of good report, if there be any virture, if there be any praise, think on these things.