Thursday, January 06, 2011

A challenge for the year

I was in need of a new challenge for this year and decided to join the scripture memory team that I read about on Beth Moore's blog. Basically you commit to memorizing two scriptures per month for a total of 24 for the year. You post your scripture to her blog on the 1st and 15th of every month.

For my first one I chose Philippians 4:12-
"I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want."

This verse speaks to me for many different reasons during this season of life. My favorite part is where it says, "I have learned". In my striving toward contentment it is encouraging to me to know that being content is something that can be learned and not a quality that you either have or don't have. And while my level of contentment with myself, my roles, my house, and so on ebbs and flows, I hope to be continually learning and striving toward a goal of more consistent contentment in what God has blessed me with.
It is not too late to join if you are needing a challenge for this year that seems very doable. I already have a list of other verses that I want to memorize this year.

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! Do you maybe need an accountability partner?!
    Or if you don't need one - would you like to be mine? We could get coffee once a month, share our verses and why we chose them - and actually have a date!