Saturday, January 1, 2011


Okay, today's the day. SSMT begins. It honestly snuck right up on me. I've been praying about which verse to memorize. Which verse will aptly kick off this year of commitment? Which verse will pave the way as I journey with so many Sisters across the world? Which verse will be the most ingrained as I repeat my spiral over and over?


I've contemplated a few...

Romans 12:2 thinking that I want my thoughts to be focused on Him and not revert to old ways as I step into this new year.
Psalm 25:5 because I want Him to teach me as I study and memorize Scripture this year.
Isaiah 35:8 as I follow His direction and travel His highway.

Still, I always felt like these were all chosen by me and not Him, completely defeating the whole purpose. Until today.

I went to Miss Beth's blog to log in for the first verse this year and read her post. Bam! There it was, clear as day and perfect to kick off my journey with the Lord. In light of everything that's happened over the past week, I'd say it's perfectly perfect. That's God for you. I'm pretty sure He likes to show off like that just to remind me that He's not only Sovereign God, but my God. Don't you just love when He gets personal?

So my verse?

Please join me as God does a work far beyond what we could possibly imagine. Let's claim the bountiful harvest He has prepared for us this year so that when we walk the hard pathways, His abundance will overflow from the treasures stored in our hearts & minds. All the updated details are here. Let's do this thing. Together.

"You crown the year with a
bountiful harvest;
even the hard pathways
overflow with abundance."
Psalm 65:11


Deidre said...

I loved that verse too when I saw it. What a perfect verse to kick off the year. So glad you're doing it.

Happy New Year, Kristen!

Angela said...

LOVE IT!!!! That is perfect for the new year. You have so much memorizing to do this year since Ronnie is heading down the same path. I was dumbfounded when I heard him say we don't memorize after 30. I guess I never really thought about it cause I am in preschool and previously in K-5 where we taught scripture. Then my kids went through a program in high school that was points based and they got extra points for parent memory. Needless to say it was usually on the way to church on Wed night that I was learning these verses so they might be familiar but I don't know if I could ever say them. While I don't know how good I am at memorizing, I can assure you that it won't hurt me at all!! Thanks for posting.

You never said anything about your Thursday and Friday--just curious how things went!!

Adrienne said...

I came across your blog today and was so blessed to find that you are one of my Siestas! You and I both memorized the same first for the first one of this year. What a blessing this verse has been to me - and I'm sure it has already touched your heart deeply, too. What a promise for the year(s) ahead! I'll be back to visit again.

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