Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy First Day Of The New Year!

So, I have some New Year's resolutions in my head that I refuse to put in print (that way if I don't keep them, you guys don't know what a loser I really am ;-), but one that I will put into print is my resolution to memorize scripture. I have decided to join LPM in their year long scripture memorization challenge. Here are the first verses I chose to memorize for the year:

Jeremiah 33:2-3

"This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it—the LORD is his name: 'Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'

Why did I choose these two verses?


This is what the LORD says -- If the Lord said it, I want to hear it


he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it - if the Lord made the earth, then my little problems are nothing for Him to handle

the LORD is his name -- He is the Lord, not me, my name is Beth - His name is the LORD - I have to quit trying to do His job for Him because I stink at it.

Call to me - I don't do that enough

and I will answer you - when I do call on Him, I don't always expect an answer and am sometimes shocked when I get one - whats up with that? Oh me of little faith!

and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know - If the Lord is willing to tell me things, I want to learn to be still and listen.....especially great and unsearchable things!!

12 comments:

Laura Beth Fletcher said...

Hey Bethanne,
I saw your post on the LPM blog so I followed the link and found your blog! I was reading all the different verses the Lord has given to the "siestas" and I noticed Johnson City and when I looked closer at your pic...I said "I know her...we go to church together"...I'm very excited about memorizing scripture! Maybe we can have a little extra accountability when we see one another at church! Are you doing any of the ladies bible studies that are starting on the 7th!Happy New Year!
Laura Beth
Hebrews 4:16

Eddie said...

Your Dad thinks this is great. Nothing better than to know what God has to say about our lives

Lisa said...

Happy New Year, Bethanne!!

I joined LPM also. I chose Isaiah 33:2 (Holman translation).
I just love doing things together. I desperately need the accountability.

Denise said...

i need to join. tell me where to go?
love these verses, so good.

Greg P. said...

Anyone with your passion for the Lord is no loser. I know you will follow through on your scripture memorization for the whole year.

Dionna said...

I love the first part of that verse that says "If the Lord said it, I want to hear it." Wow. Love it.

Kim said...

Look at the new blog page--all fancy schmancy!!! Very nice!

I have the same resolution of scripture memory. I don't have enough scripture in my heart/head to call upon as I face the everyday chaos that I call life. Puttin' on the "armour".

Blessings to you in 2009 Bethanne!

Greg P. said...

I WOULD say that I like your new blog design (and I do), but, I know as soon as I say it... you'll change it.

(Oh well, I live on the edge.)

I like your new blog design.

beyond this moment said...

I like the green blog design. =)

And I also joined with LPM for scripture memory. I'm really excited for it. Time to start putting the tools I've been given to use!

I love the verses you've chosen.

ocean mommy said...

I'm so pumped about the memorization thing... :)

And I Love your new background...too cute!

ocean mommy said...

I'm so pumped about the memorization thing... :)

And I Love your new background...too cute!

donnaj said...

I had no idea you had signed up on LPM - I did too! My verse is Jeremiah 29:11. After I came through First Place I quit memorizing verses. This verse is one that I can paraphrase but need to know by heart. On the 15th I bet I sign up with my verse first thing. It takes to long to get to the end! Oh yes, I too like your new look. Guess I'll have to get a new look too - that is if I ever blog again.