Ephesians 6:17 (HCSB)
17 Take the helmet of salvation,
and the sword of the Spirit,
which is God’s word.
This past weekend I had the opportunity to serve at Living Proof Live Calgary with the prayer/encouragement team. When it was response time, I strapped on my pink vest and asked God to bring me the women He wanted me to pray with. It was a privilege to offer them a few moments of presence as they shared their burdens, hearts, struggles and needs.
And then came the time to pray. What would one complete stranger pray over another? Truth found in Scripture as the Holy Spirit brought it to mind.
Have you ever thought to yourself, why memorize Scripture when you can Google?
As long as you have a few words you can type them into the handy dandy search bar and voila— there is your verse complete with the reference you couldn't remember. The sacred moments during the prayer ministry time were the least optimal time to pull out my phone to Google gives me verses to pray over you. The Holy Spirit is a much better minister in those moments.
In John 14:26, Jesus assured His disciples, the Counselor, the Holy Spirit— the Father will send Him in my name— will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you.
If you join me for a summer of simple Scripture memory, you will give the Holy Spirit 9 more swords in your spiritual weaponry to call to remembrance in times of need for yourself or those you are walking with.
I would love if you would join me for a Simple Summer of Scripture Memory—
9 verses in 9 weeks beginning Tuesday, July 3.
To make room, I'll be trading social media for Scripture memory every Wednesday in July and August. Imagine how deep God's Word could be in our hearts if we trade scrolling for Scripture memory one day per week?Instead of packing more in, I want to put my mind to work. Every Tuesday this summer beginning July 3, you'll receive an email with the week's verse.
Already signed up? Sharing is caring! Invite a friend who might want their mind to be anchored and renewed in Scripture this summer, or your small group? It's a simple way to stay connected to your community this summer.