Jan 12, 2009

Memory Monday, Memory Cards & Dr. Blackaby

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:

Matthew 22:37-39
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

And reviewing:
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.


"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

I "teared up" when I read Dr. Blackaby prayed over your daughter! Oh, my goodness! How awesome is that! I took Experiencing God many years ago...was such an awesome study...one of those that you always will remember!

Have a blessed day!

fuzzytop said...

What a wonderful blessing! I did the Experiencing God study many years ago - amazing!


P.S. I would love to get a set of the scripture cards if you have some available to give away.... Would that be possible???

Cindy said...

It still amazes me that the Sovereign Lord of the universe likes to delight us. What a blessed day.

I would love to have a set of the Scripture memory cards if you have any extra.

Nesha said...

I am weeping for you, dear one. What a blessing. My husband just finished Experiencing God last week and has taken away so much! Oh, the scripture cards, I was going to ask before then read that they were out, but since some have been found..if there are any left I would love a set. Email me with the cost and I will get it to you. Thank you!!

Peggy said...

Blessings Lora...You have truly been blessed!

I love your memory work and your deck of cards! Awesome! Are your verses the A's? I love it 52 weeks of memory!!!

I would love to tell you that I want one but you can't send them to me. But perhaps you could send them to one of my best blogging friend,
Beth...from Power of Your Love & WarmHarte not the first Beth from NC. This Beth is from PA. I'm from MN but would not get my deck there until mid summer. Or you could put together a sheet with all the 52 scriptures by cards Aces, Kings, 7s, etc. to organize and make available to all via email. OK..I know that's asking alot and I'd do it for you but I'd have to have the deck first.

Anyways...if you would be so kind as to write which card in the deck your memory verse is...I will have them by next year. One by one works for me...

God is so good! And it delights my heart that you are being so blessed.

Wife of Rob said...

Hey Lora!

I would love a set of the cards...I thought they were so neat! If you have any left, just let me know and I'll get you my info.

Blessings to you!

Nancy said...

My heart is so full after reading your news. Full of gratitude and love and wanting to hear more of the truth the LORD made to spring up in your heart. And I so loved seeing the photo of you two and the doctor. The Spirit of the LORD is shining in your countenance.

Luanne said...

Hi Lora--I'm not sure if all the decks are accounted for--but if you have one left, I would love to buy one from you. Let me know!

What an awesome experience you had--can't wait to hear more about what God had for you!

Lora said...

Please leave me your address via e-mail dear bloggy friends.

Peggy said...

Thank you Lora...Since you have blogger like I do...I'm going to share a trick that works sometimes.

When you get a comment and if it goes as a comment to your gmail or email, if you click on the name underlined you go to the blog, if you click reply you will get their email. I opened a public email on my blog but the truth is I forget to open it...it's:
mission4monday at gmail dot com
it is in my sidebar, I guess not in my profile anymore...

You are so kind. I plan on moving soon because my rent is going up
and mail in Mexico is so unreliable
sometimes 7-10 days sometimes a month and a week. But I would be delighted if you just send my blog friend in PA...write me and I'll give you her address. Or leave your
email and I won't publish that comment. OK! Thanks again...one deck is beautiful and so appreciated. I know that she will
share. I looked for your email.
Did I miss it? You are such a blessing! That's why God is bringing you special people that bless you so much!

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

I took so long to comment...do you have any card sets left?


God's Girl said...

Those cards are great. I've never seen any like them.

I really enjoyed reading your blog. Your love for Jesus just shines through in all you say.

Bless you friend.

Sheryl said...

How great is that!! I just love it when someone repeats my name when they meet me. Shows genuine interest. What a blessing to have him pray over your daughter - how cool. I am glad that God is showering with all this "good stuff".

I see that you are memorizing scripture as well. What greater thing can we meditate on. I have so many other facts locked in my brain - I think there is plenty of room for what really matters.