May 23, 2007

Be Prepared

Sharon Jaynes

 

 

 

Today’s Truth

“All Scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that all God’s people may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17 TNIV)

 

 

Friend to Friend

When I worked in a medical office several years ago, we had what we called tray setups. On the trays were all the instruments that we needed for various procedures. They were prepared ahead of time and stored in a cabinet. When a patient came in for a certain procedure, I didn’t have to scramble around to find what I needed. I simply walked to the cabinet and pulled out the prepared tray.

 

That’s how it is with Scripture memorization. When you have Scripture hidden in your hearts, you can “pull out” the exact verse you need when you need it. Here are examples for some tools you might need:

 

When you are afraid: For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

 

When you are angry: A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1

 

When you are confused: I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you. Psalm 32:8

 

When you are frustrated: Commit your works to the Lord, and your plans will be established. Proverbs 16:13

 

When someone hurts you: Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32

 

When you are lonely: I will never leave you or forsake you. Hebrews 13:5

 

When times are hard: For momentary light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison. 2 Corinthians 4:17

 

When you want to give up: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:19

 

When you are worried: Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6

 

When you mess up big time: One thing I do, forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13, 14

 

When you have a need: And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

 

(All verses taken from the NIV)

 

These are just a smattering of verses that will equip you to handle what life brings your way.

 

 

Let’s Pray

Dear God, thank You that you have given us every thing we need to live a life of godliness and the truth. Help me to commit Your Word to memory and remind me of those truths when I need them most. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

 

 

More from the Girlfriends

Do you long to be a woman who hears from God on a daily basis? If so, you’d love Sharon’s book, Becoming a Woman who Listens to God. In it, you’ll find ways to tune-up your listening skills and sense God’s presence in the moments of your every day life.

 

 

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