Boy, it’s really hard to get myself to post these days. Not that there hasn’t been all kinds of great articles, etc. to make notes on. But at last I’ve been able to just use note-making as a way of helping me remember as-I’m-making-them. Then I can just read them over once, and discard. Of course, there are sometimes things that just need re-noting–making notes from the notes. Often I’m able to put them into my prayermate app, so they really get put to use.
And, sometimes they get copied here! Fearless notes, which were just made on a couple of days:
- 06.02: Focus article (Navigating chaotic times with 3 unlikely biblical guides): “We do not know what to do”—Jehoshaphat; “For such a time as this”—Esther; “Yet I will rejoice in the Lord.”—Habakkuk
- 06.19: Saul fearing men rather than God, affecting his obedience/disobedience..; Isa. 51:12-13 “afraid of man who is like grass… the Lord, your maker.”… “To turn from him out of fear of what man can do is to discount all that God promises to be for those who fear him. It is a great insult. And in such an insult God can take no pleasure.” Instead when we trust God, he is greatly honoured. (John Piper article); Proverbs reading: “The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in God protects you from that.” Prov. 29:25 MSG
As for memory verse work, I did a pretty good job of memorizing Deuteronomy 31:8 last month (more-than-a-month). This time, I’d love to try memorizing the whole of Psalm 121. It’s one that has come up in our sermon series, “Psalms for the Summer”. There are many Psalms that would be good to memorize… but not all would be so easy!