Monday, December 15, 2008

The Challenge

I have been challenged to memorize Psalm 139 in the next 18 days! Won't you join me on this? I think it will be worth while!

Psalm 139 (NIV)
1 O LORD, you have searched me and you know me 2You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.

3You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. 4Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.

5You hem me in-behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. 6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? 8If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.

11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me," 12even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.

13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. 14I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, 16your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! 18Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you.

19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God! Away from me, you bloodthirsty men! 20They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name.

21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD, and abhor those who rise up against you? 22I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. 24See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Here is the schedule:

December 15th- Psalm 139: 1&2
December 16th- Psalm 139: 3&4
December 17th- Review
December 18th-Psalm 139: 5&6
December 19th-Psalm 139: 7&8
December 20th-Review
December 21st-Psalm 139: 9&10
December 22nd-Psalm 139: 11&12
December 23rd-Review
December 24th-Psalm 139: 13&14
December 25th-Psalm 139: 15&16
December 26th-Review
December 27th-Psalm 139: 17&18
December 28th-Psalm 139: 19&20
December 29th- Review
December 30th-Psalm 139: 21&22
December 31st-Psalm 139: 23&24
January 1st- Recite entire Psalm 139

I am not the best at memorization but I am sure going to try! I think it will be a blessing to have this chapter memorized to start the new YEAR!

Don't hesitate- It will be a blessing for you as well!!!!


Elizabeth said...

What a great challenge... I am in...

Kathy said...

Okay- Let me see how my memory does!