Monthly Archives: November 2010

Scripture (seventh in a series)

The apostle, Paul, writes in his letter to the Colossians: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. When we seek to memorize Scripture we are giving it an opportunity to dwell in (or inhabit) our thoughts more fully and abundantly. As we work at learning and retaining the words and phrases of Scripture they enter ever more deeply into our consciousness. They begin to take up residence in our psyche. Continue reading

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Scripture (sixth in a series)

In the journal I keep alongside my Bible I record phrases and words that I find helpful to use in my prayers. Scripture teaches me what to ask for in prayer – on my own behalf and that of others. When my neighbor recently underwent surgery I prayed that she would have the peace of God that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7). For my son I often turn to the words in first Chronicles, chapter twenty-eight, verse twenty, and pray that he would know and trust in the Lord who will never fail or forsake him. Continue reading

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