I so meant to do this post yesterday, January 31st.
My son James,
planned my very first Surprise Party! Heck, it was the first birthday party I’ve ever had to my memory. I mean there are pictures of BD-parties when I was a toddler…but I don’t remember. I guess Mom was well then…and did not work 2 and 3 jobs at the time!
So there was an actual Celebration for me!
Originally I had planned a mega MMM…that I decided quickly was overwhelming me. I choose to do these Mega Memory Months for me, for self improvement and to impress upon my spirit, scriptures that speak life into my life! 🙂
Genesis 11:6, Habakkuk 2:2-3, Isaiah 61, and Philippians 3:13-15. Isaiah 61 was put aside in my first ^^Update simply because my schedule did not permit the volume of scriptures I had chosen. MMM July is soon enough! 🙂
So, as I shared in my whopping 2 ^^Updates, my schedule has been jammed packed. G’ma was ill and in the hospital, my eldest Son had a birthday; James (pictured ^up there) turned 24! My husband had successful hernia surgery on my birthday, yet he made sure I had a beautiful card and cake…and we are going on a dinner date at Charlie Browns for steak and shrimp!
Within all of that was regular life and what that brings with it. 2 snow storms, family issues, work etc.etc.etc.
This is where I am (and was, as of Sunday, January 31st.). I agree with Ann, regardless of where I am at, this is a success because I accepted the challenge and pursued it to the best of my ability in all of January’s circumstances.
There is need for celebration for the simple tenacity each of us exhibited in not quitting when it was justifies and easy to do so!
There is need for celebration for our perserverence in attempting the challenges to get even the little bit memorized some of us did.
See my #1 MMM^^Update and reread the post on not comparing oneself to others. Embrace who it is God made you to be. While I may have learned and memorized some key scriptures, this MMM has taught me that I love who God made me to be, and that me comparing myself to you and your accomplishments is sinning against God and myself. I am perfect in Father’s eyes! Better…
YOU ARE PERFECT IN FATHER’S EYES! Embrace that!
Remembering that I used a memorization tool that can be found at Ann Kroeker’s 1st MMM post and my 2nd MMM post, this is what I accomplished: Missed words will be added in red and incorrected wording will be crossed out! Here I go!
FYI: These scriptures were memorized in the New American Standard translation.
Then the LORD said, Behold they are one people, and they speak all have the same one language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them,
then the LORD answered me and said, Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run. For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay.
Brethern, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let us, as many as are perfect, have that attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you.
There you have it!
Not too bad. That memorization tool provided in the above links is amazing, and one really retains what is applied to it! I would recommend that those of you who need to memorize something, anything, in times of stress and hey just the day to day, give it a chance. It will amaze you.
Aside from my amazing Surprize Party Celebration, that was really about celebrating me! This is what I created to commemorate The January MMM Challenge!
Congratulation to all of us who met the challenge of this MMM! Congratulations to those of us who perservered through this!
I, again, agree with Ann. She is very wise! 🙂
May this experience bring you closer in the knowledge of our God! Pleasing Him in all respects, bearing fruit! part of Colossian 1:10.
2 Peter 1:2
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord!
Blessings! many, Many, MANY Blessings! 🙂