and there they continued to preach the good news.
ACTS 14:7 AMP
Good morning from chilly Florida. It’s a beautiful and glorious day here. It’s Try Something New Tuesday, but I also discovered that it is Giving Tuesday. Apparently the Tuesday after Cyber Monday is Giving Tuesday on the YouVersion Bible App. This is one of the apps I enjoy using. If you haven’t tried it, I encourage you to try something new and try the YouVersion Bible App. Please know that I do not receive any compensation for sharing this information.
I enjoy reading National Geographic and Biblical Archeology. This morning I had a notice pop up on my cell phone about an upcoming special on National Geographic about the Tomb of Christ. The special will air on the National Geographic Explorer channel on December 3rd at 9/8 central.
Have you ever been at a loss for words when someone is asking you questions that could make a difference in a faith decision? Have you ever known a phrase that was in the Bible but didn’t know where? When I was a child, I memorized Bible verses in Sunday School. The ones I learned as a child have stuck with me through time. Then, I went through a very long period of time that I didn’t bother to memorize verses because I didn’t like it when people would quote Bible verses out of context. I still feel that way, but now I realize it is important to not only study, but know the Bible. I realize that there are people who can quote the entire Bible, but aren’t Christians or the type Christian that Jesus would want us to be. However, I also realize that when Jesus was being tempted by Satan, he used God’s words.
So, it is also important for us to use God’s words in prayer, and to know which words to use in which prayer. So, today I’m going to try something new. Every Tuesday I will start challenging you and myself to learn one verse a week. Just think if you accept the challenge, in a year you will know 52 verses. Isn’t that great! Many of the verses you probably will already know, it will just be a refresher. I will be starting a group in the ScriptureTyper App. If possible I will call it Hisperfecttiming. I will provide more information on this later.
So, today the verse is “so that He fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: ‘HE HIMSELF TOOK OUR INFIRMITIES [upon Himself] AND CARRIED AWAY OUR DISEASES.’” MATTHEW 8:17 AMP
I challenge you to take on the Bible verse challenge and also be kind to people today. I think many people are extra stressed this time of year. Let someone go ahead of you in line. Pay it forward in the fast food drive through. Say something kind to everyone you meet regardless of what they say to you. God bless you.