I haven't been good at memorizing the verses God has given me, but I have them all written out on cue cards to review them every now and then and to be reminded of the goodness of God. Even though I'm not memorizing them word for word, they are still being instilled in my heart and memory bank and have incredible meaning to me.
|old city walls in Thessalonica|
|at the old city walls of Thessalonica with our Greek Tour Guide Voula ♥|
You are all children of the light and children
of the day. We do not belong to the
night or to the darkness.
1 Thessalonians 5:5 ESV
|reading 1 Thessalonians at the Forum where Paul preached on the Sabbath in Thessalonica, Greece|
But since we belong to the day, we must be serious and put on the armor of faith and love on
your chests, and put on a helmet of
the hope of salvation.
1 Thessalonians 5:8 HCSB
|what the forum would have looked like in Paul's day in Thessalonica, Greece|
Rejoice always! Pray constantly. Give thanks in everything...don't stifle the Spirit...hold on to what is good. Stay away from every kind of evil.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-19, 21-22 HCSB
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Don't worry any anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all though (understanding), will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:4-7 HCSB
verse 8 goes on to tell us that whatever is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, moral, excellence, worthy of praise...to dwell (think) on these things.
|reading the passages in Philippians at Philippi ♥|
|at the water by Philippi where Paul met Lydia sitting by the water...here I am with our Greek Tour Guide Voula ♥|
|at the river near Philippi where Paul met Lydia sitting by the water ♥|
All these verses have much meaning to me as I read them and thought about them while I was in Greece. ♥