I am glad you could join me for the 3rd Memory Verse Monday. I realize that it would be better for me to post these in the morning, but I just can’t seem to find the time until evening. Please join me everyday this week as we get our spiritual lives in shape. I am going to call these weekly sessions our Week of Spiritual Fitness. Many people spend much time getting their physical bodies in shape, but little time on their spiritual lives. If you stick with you for a while, you will be Spiritually Fit for any trial or temptation that comes your way. We will train our minds with scripture memory, strengthen our hearts with confession of sin, build our faith with Bible Study and stories of Heroes of the Faith and last of all we will grow our relationship with the Lord through prayer. Your spirit will be transformed if you continue with my Spiritual Fitness plan.
This week I am going to be focusing on God’s Protection. We are living in perilous times around the world and if we are going to stand firm in the evil day, we must hide God’s Word in our hearts. When you memorize scripture, you meditate on it all day. This brings a deeper understanding to the verse and the Holy Spirit can bring it to your memory in times of stress. Miss Bertha Smith, a missionary to China, said that God used to speak to her with scripture verses. Some of us would be in trouble if God only spoke through the scripture that we had memorized. If you hear the Lord say “John 3:16, John 3:16”, you had better get busy memorizing more scripture. He might be trying to tell you something important.
We are going to memorize 3 verses this week, but don’t worry they are not too difficult. It is actually the first three verses of Psalm 91. This is such a powerful chapter on protection, that I feel we should all know it. I have the entire chapter memorized and the Lord has comforted me with it many times. My mother used to make us quote it before we got on the school bus.
1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
Psalms 91:1-3 (NKJV)
I am proud of you for beginning your Spiritual Fitness plan. I work out three times a week and I promise you this will be less painful than a trip to the gym. You will also enjoy the benefits more. Spiritual Growth is even more rewarding than a perfectly sculpted body. Also keep in mind that in order to have Spiritual Growth, your spirit has to be alive. Your spirit is only alive if you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior. If you have never been born of the Spirit then see my page called “Need Salvation”.