On this Labor Day weekend, I’ve got two things on my mind …
One is to step away from my blog and enjoy my family. I hope that you make time for that as well! It’s so important to your marriage to build in times of relaxation and fun (… stepping off my “soapbox”).
Two is to begin a Scripture Memory challenge here at Messy Marriage … “Got Truth?” 🙂
So I will periodically be challenging you to memorize a certain key verse that can encourage you in your life, marriage, and all your relationships. Most importantly, I’ll be memorizing and meditating right alongside each one of you who take this challenge!
Years ago I had this as a spiritual staple firmly established in my life. I remember how it brought me such great comfort in key times. In fact, one time that I remember vividly was when I had gotten fluid on my right knee and the doctor had to drain it and give me a shot of cortisone in that very same inflamed knee.
So I closed my eyes and let God’s word run through my mind over and over while the procedure was being done. It immediately brought such amazing peace and calmness to my heart at that time. And I know it can do the same thing for you in your life and marriage!
So here’s the passage I’m challenging you with this time. And feel free to shorten it to one verse or choose a different version, if you prefer …
“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.” ~James 1:19-20 (NIV)
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FYI, I’m going to be back to a Sloppy Joe Video next week on the trouble with “fighting fire with fire” in times of conflict, so I hope you’ll join me again then. Plus, the following week I’ll be sharing some guidelines on how to choose a good Christian counselor, as well as, sharing a new Bible verse to memorize. So stay tuned!
What’s a favorite Bible verse that you’d like to memorize and meditate on?
How has this habit in your life encouraged you or if you’ve never done it, how do you feel it will help?