01 Feb 2013 Scripture Memory “Clinical Trial”: Verse #3
We’re into our second month of this Scripture Memory Clinical Trial and I’m just wondering how it’s going for each of you? Have you felt the effects of meditating and memorizing the healing Words of God, or has it been a struggle? Are you persevering at it or have you thrown in the towel? I’m sure the thought of giving up has crossed the minds of a few of us and it’s not surprising. Anything that has the pay-off that memorizing Scripture does will be a struggle to commit to because the enemy simply will not stand for us doing anything that leads to more strength, power and freedom in our lives. Think about it.
There was a time in my life when I could memorize entire an entire play in several days- not just my lines, but those of the other cast members. It wasn’t easy, but I did it, and it paid off when the words I’d read over and over and eventually memorized became the natural and authentic response of my character on stage.
Scripture memory is undoubtedly more of a challenge because of the supernatural power of the Word of God as our weapon of defense against the enemy. There is life-giving, life-changing power in committing Scripture to memory. So keep at it, sisters. Keep reading that verse over and over. Say it aloud, pray it out, shout it out, sing it out! Just keep at it until that Word moves from your head to your heart and into your very joints and marrow… until it become the natural and authentic response of your life.
You CAN do this! OH, YES YOU CAN!!
OK, on with Scripture Memory Clinical Trial verse #3! Here’s mine~
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:17-18 (NIV84)
Every time I read that first sentence, I want to shout, YES!! …where the Spirit of the Lord is, THERE IS FREEDOM!! And there is real freedom in living life out from behind the veil… free of sin’s guilt and being made free from it’s power over us, day by victorious day. We will never be able to reflect the glory of God if we’re hiding behind masks… hiding our scars as if we are ashamed of them. Stop hating what’s happened to you. Stop hiding the truth of your past. Let the Holy Spirit deal with it, let God heal it and cover it over with a beautiful… yes, I said beautiful, scar. Your scars are His story to testify to the grace of God in Jesus Christ in your very own life.
So, let’s take off the veil. No more hiding scars. Learn to embrace them. Learn to love them. Let’s take off the masks, sisters, and live authentically before Him and others. Your scars are His story!
You are greatly and dearly loved by The King!