Weekly Memory Verse: "Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. " --Joshua 1:8
Although this verse can be permanently found at the top of the "Memory Verse" page, I feel like I need to focus on memorizing these words to kick start my plunge into reading The Bible daily, once again. Just as starting the day in prayer can ground your entire day, so can reading His Word. When I first started the chronological reading plan earlier this year I chose it as a new way to read The Bible, hoping it would keep the experience "fresh." But sadly, I got bored and quit. I think this happened because I was only reading with the intention to finish The Bible again. I need to find purpose in my reading and ask God to speak to me through this living work. Joshua 1:8 states that keeping His words on our lips will make us prosperous and successful. That's a guarantee I'd like to accept, but I need to put in the time to complete my end of the commitment - I read, learn to follow His commands, and he makes me successful. Sounds like a good deal to me!
Dear God, please give me the desire to read Your Word each and every day. Guide me in making The Bible a priority among my daily tasks. Help me to read out of joy and not duty. Please speak to me as I read Your Word and allow me to focus solely on You as we grow in our relationship together. I ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.
I'm Ashley Ashcraft,
a military wife and
stay-at-home mama, earnestly seeking the Christ-like life. I invite you to walk alongside me in my quest to raise our children and join the antics of our unpredictable military lifestyle. I pray your heart feels rejuvenated and inspired each time you visit OFH!