Good morning and welcome to Memory Monday or today, the world's longest post. So much good news to share; but first, let me do my memory work which is so exciting to me because it is one of the verses I learned in Experiencing God and I just got to meet Dr. Henry Blackaby (jumping up and down!!!). Oh, I am getting ahead of myself....This week's treasure for my heart:
And He said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, you shall love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22:37-39
And I wanted to review:
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16
John 8:12 Then Jesus again spoke to them saying, "I am the Light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life."
Thank you for holding me accountable. I really do appreciate you!
Next week I am going to tuck John 13:35 in my heart:
John 13:35 "By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."
Thank you all for your interest in Scripture memory cards. A secretary at our church found 8 more decks of the cards from the Embrace The Word campaign in a file folder! And they are thrilled to give them to you, my bloggy friends who are hiding God's Word in your heart! Remember, the cards came wrapped in cellophane and in a neat little box, just like playing cards? Here are the pictures again. Week one started with the aces,
And week 52 ends with the 2's.
Here are the 7's so you can see there is a heart, club, diamond and spade.So, if you want a set, please let me know in a comment and I will e-mail you to get your mailing address and postage. My church has also made available to me the computer set up they used and it is ready for you to print on your own business card stock. Let me know if you are interested in the computer set up of the memory program that was shared with me and I'll be more than glad to e-mail it to you. It's exciting to know so many are interested in hiding His Word in our hearts.
And this morning, I met Dr. Henry Blackaby! Last month, it was Travis Cottrell, Shaun Groves and Cindy Morgan. My heart has been in the wildest state today friends. I've done more weeping before the Lord than I've done in a long time, just weeping. God spoke in mighty and amazing ways today and I just can't and don't want to get over it or Him. God is just blowing me away. Have I mentioned to you all that I live in a lovely, rural, no stop light town? My God is so aware, so aware. But there are days like today when I think I need to be pinched because I'm amazed at the wild ride I'm on with God. This morning we rode to a nearby town to hear Dr. Blackaby speak. Before the service I told my oldest teen that I wanted to go meet him and thank him for writing the Experiencing God study and get a picture with him. My teen encouraged me to go. Bless her heart, bless you young lady, bless you for encouraging your mama because I would have sat there and wished and not gone had it not been for you. So up from the third row we trekked (only 1 row up) to meet Dr. and Mrs. Henry Blackaby (I almost wrote Henry and Marilyn - but I couldn't do that out of respect for them.) Precious, precious, precious they are! And me? I could not speak without my voice shaking - I could feel and hear it shaking as I choppily poured out my heart of thanksgiving to Dr. Henry Blackaby for God's work in my life through his study. And you all, he blessed my heart. He repeated my name and told me he knew a woman by that same first and last name in Canada and shared about this woman. He spoke words to my heart that encouraged the very depths of my soul and ended with "and God wants you to do His mighty work in your life for such a time as this." As I was about to just fall over in amazement, I remembered to introduce my oldest teen. Talk about blessing a mama's heart; I am the most blessed mama alive, truly I am. Dr. Blackaby repeated her name while shaking her hand and asked how old she was. When she told him "15", both he and his wife talked to her, and then Dr. Blackaby put both his hands on her and prayed over her. Oh, love me, love my children. Here I am weeping again. Powerful words of life spoken over my child. You all know what I am talking about when somebody blesses your child and as a parent, you are just blessed. Extremely blessed. We visited a few minutes and then I asked if we could have a picture taken together and Mrs. Blackaby offered to take it for us and that just blessed me to. So, thank you Mrs. Blackaby for the following picture:I will come back another day and time and try to share more from the message the Lord spoke through Dr. Blackaby. I cried the entire service this morning and I've never done that, friends. The Lord's presence and the urgency of the message was amazing and very personal. We went back to hear him speak again last evening and praise the Lord, will hear him again today.
Have you done any of his studies?
This will be a memory Monday for sure, thanks to our Most High God. And I must tell you, I'm already wondering who the Lord will allow our path to cross with next month.
Delight me again Lord and I'll jump up and down for you.