Monday, January 22, 2018

Memory Verses: Week 4

I believe that Satan doesn’t want us in God’s word and will use any and every means possible to keep us from the truth and therefore we must be prepared and have a PLAN!

To work on hiding God's word in our hearts, 
this year I'm going to be posting a memory verse for each week
 along with a printable to print out and hang up. 

Here's the verse for week 4:

The primary reason we were put on this earth was to glorify God and to give Him thanks. 
The Bible tells us this over and over again including in Psalm 107:1. 
(Also in Colossians 3:17 and Hebrews 13:15 and many other verses!)

But to be totally honest, sometimes thanking and praising Him can be hard. 
Super crazy, painfully difficult.
When things are hard and painful and NOT GOOD and 
when we are in a time of despair, pain or struggle, 
the absolute last thing we want to do is give thanks and praise. 

But the Bible doesn't it only when you feel like it. 
It says simply DO IT. 
We are to do it because God IS good and His love endures forever-
regardless of our circumstances. 
It doesn't mean we have to love the circumstance or the situation-
it means we are to love and thank God period
because His goodness and love will not run out, 
wear out, grow old, fade away- EVER. 
(Need more reminders? Just read Psalm 136 to see an entire book of verses that remind us His love endures forever!)

It's not about being optimistic, it's an act of faith. 
It's deliberately saying - I trust in God's goodness to me and to others, 
I trust that even in the worst situations of my life- 
He will bring some good from it because He is GOOD. 

You can print out the verses in English and Spanish
 and the complete list in a folder  HERE