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Leaning Not on My Own Understanding – MMM Update #4

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I find it interesting that with each of these MMM challenges, I think this is my third challenge, I am met with a wall of stress.

Why???

Because, I always choose God‘s Word, and the adversary does his level best to ensure that I (we) don’t get these Mega Verses into our hearts and spirits!

So this week, I have written out, in hand, Psalm 91; I cannot tell you how many times!! ūüėȬ†

¬†I’ve found that I do not particularly like this particular translation, I chose to memorize, as I thought I might. It’s great for reading, ¬†in reference to¬†understanding the Word; however, ¬†my mind wants the poetry of the NKJ or even the NIV versions. So this is a bit more tedious than I had planned.

This week, as I used point parts of this Psalm for my daily scripture guide and status on Face Book, a friend from, elementary school, mentioned that it was an amazing Psalm when understood. Well then I got my exhortation on! I answered her with:

“The full understanding of Psalm 91 is astounding! It is all of God’s promises of protection, from all over the bible, gathered in one message to us from God…and the only requirement is that we abide in his shelter and shadow! and……as if that were not blessing enough, that last 3 verses 14-16 are literal words from God, directly to us, that He loves us so much that when He rescues us He will have a celebration to honor us! Imagine, just like the Prodigal…with each step we take in the areas of our live in which we need rescue, he celebrates to honor our achievements in Him…it’s mind blowing! ‚ô•”

Today I was able to rely upon this scripture while ministering to two women from church.

Then my day went haywire, in a big and stressful way.

My head knows this is the enemy’s way to keep me in a feeling of failure in regard to my writing. I haven’t written anything, except blog posts, for months! This is not a good thing (not the blogging), ¬†I desire to write for a living, but I gotta write to earn, so distractions…focus…that is why I am here at 10 pm¬†writing this post, instead of apologizing in the morning for being a day late. I will write, I will find focus, I will locate my routine again.

You see I have made the Most High my home! ūüôā

I find I have a huge STOP in my spirit. One that must be revealed so that I can follow this calling God has so graciously returned to me.

A friend on FB posted this earlier today: Trust in the Lord with all your heart; lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge God, and He will direct your path.

While I don’t understand where this Stop originates, it will not stop me entirely, for the Lord is my refuge.

And how that answered my need, today. So back to the Mother of all comfort scriptures: Psalm 91. I’m going to try this in one shot here tonight, bear with me…¬† :/

Same rules as before: RED for having to look; Strike outs for those things I just get wrong, ¬†outright.¬† My favorite verses…14-16 in Italics {new}.

1. Whoever lives under the shelter of the Most High will remain in the shadow of the Almighty

2. I will say to the Lord, You are my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.

3. He is the One Who will rescue you from the hunters’ traps and from deadly¬†plagues.

4. He will cover you with His feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge.  His Truth is your shield and armor

5. You do not need to fear the terrors of the night, arrows that fly during the day,

6. plagues that roam the dark, epidemics that strike at noon.

7. They will not come near you, even though a thousand may fall dead beside you or ten thousand at your right side.

8. You only have to look with your eyes to see the punishment of wicked people.

9. You, O Lord, are my refuge! You have made they Most High your home.

10. No harm will come to you. No sickness will come near your house.

11. He will protect you in all your wa put His angels charge of you to protect you in all your ways.

12. They will carry you in their hands so that you never hit your foot on against a rock.

13. You will trample step on lions and cobras. You will trample young lions and snakes.

14. Because you love me, I will rescue you. I will protect you because you know my name.

15. When you call me, I will answer you. I will be with you when you are in trouble I will save you satisfy you with a long life. save and honor you.

16. I will save you satisfy you with a long life. I will show you how I will save you.

Well, there you go. My progress, I’m not sure I did as well this update as compared to last weeks. And there is so much about this Scripture, revelation I have received, that I want to share. Like Meagan over on Stand and Consider¬†¬†did with the last MMM, I see myself spending the rest of the year truly memorizing this until it wakes me in the night, or I realize I am reciting it like prayer throughout my day!

The Word is truly alive! Thanks Meagan, that encouraged me immensely.

Next week is our celebration and I intend on typing out Psalm 91 in Picnik , with a¬†back round ¬†I created last year…:) Whether I have to look or not…I am getting it.

You see, I have made the Most High my home!

Many Blessings Loves! ‚ô•

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

4 thoughts on “Leaning Not on My Own Understanding – MMM Update #4

  1. You’re doing a great job! Like Ann Kroeker keeps reminding us, any progress is progress. Keep hiding those words in your heart! I’m so thankful that my words were encouraging to you.

    Blessings to you today!

  2. Well, Meagan inspires me to repeat myself: any progress is progress! ūüôā

    Mine isn’t word perfect, either. But just because MMM is in its last days doesn’t mean we have to walk away from this passage. We can fine tune it. I was thinking about that as I was exercising this morning and reviewing my verses. I thought, “This should just be a daily habit, to grab the cards and review the verses.” And eventually, I won’t need the cards–I’ll just say it. Right now I still need the cards for one of the kids to “check my work” or prompt me when I’m stuck.

  3. Happy Birthday! You are a child of the King and He Loves you!

  4. Pingback: Our Secret Place ~ God ~ and The Mega Memory Month Finale « HOPEannFAITH

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