I believe that just about every one of us knows how powerful our prayers can be. I remember in high school, and in early college, I did NOT know how to pray. They were more awkward, choppy monologues that I stumbled through. I'm certain God still heard them, and honored them, but I'm sure He was glad when I got better...lol!
Today, I pray all of the time...sometimes it's just a quick three word prayer, sometimes, I write them down most of the time. I am way more eloquent with a pen and paper, or keyboard than I am speaking. And it's not that I'm trying to sound smart, and important...I just flow better when I'm writing.
In my college campus ministry, Lori shared with us a way to memorize scripture. It was an incredible tool that we used during discipleship meetings and such to hide God's word in our hearts. That was back in the day when you had way more hard copies of things than electronic copies, and I lost my master copy in my move from Waco to Houston.
Well, at dinner the other night, I asked Lori if she had a copy, and she told me who created it. I did a quick Google search, and voila...it popped up! This is hands down, the BEST way to really commit to memory.
Here is a link to the Thomas Frost method of scripture memorization:
I know I haven't written in a couple of days...I've started a couple of different posts, and just didn't feel 'it' to publish them. Since we've last spoken, I've turned 33! Seriously y'all, I can CLEARLY remember when my Mom turned 33!!! I think I may have been in a funk...nothing major...nothing going on, just getting antsy...I feel like I am in a life rut. I go to work, hang out with friends, love on Coco, worship, sleep, repeat.
There are not many times that I am without passion...that something doesn't have my attention...does that make sense? Well, I am lacking passion. I find it rather ironic...I am closer to Jesus now probably more than I have ever been, I spend more time in the word than ever, and I'm yet there's something that I can't shake that causes me to not feel at rest. And I'm still not sure that these words are the best to describe it. But that's the best I can do! HA! (Speaking of irony...one of my kiddos asked me what irony meant, and I sang the line from Alanis Morrisett's song....needless to say, the connection was LOST). LOL...these kids don't know good music!
I've been listening to this song today, because it kind of sums up what I'm feeling....that even though it's quiet, yet chaotic, still, and at the same time stormy, there is still 'None but Jesus.' I sure do love Him.
In the stillness
I know that You are God
In the secret of Your presence
I know there I am restored
When You call I won't refuse
Each new day again I'll choose
There is no one else for me
None but Jesus
Crucified to set me free
Now I live to bring Him praise
In the chaos in confusion
I know You're sovereign still
In the moment of my weakness
You give me grace to do Your will
When You call I won't delay
This my song through all my days
All my delight is in You Lord
All of my hope
All of my strength
All my delight is in You Lord