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If you haven't joined us for the A to Z Scripture Memory Challenge, I'd like to encourage you to jump in now!  We know that memorizing Scripture is beneficial, but I've learned there's an added bonus learning verses from A to Z - you have a reference to recall those verses already comitted to memory.  Now, when I'm on hold, in a waiting room, pushing the stroller or can't fall asleep, I  start going through the Scripture I've learned, verse by verse. 
If you've been learning along with us, I'd love to hear from you - whether it be  methods of memorizing or the benefits that come from it.  Please leave a comment so we can learn from and encourage one another!

I know these last few verses have come in rapid succession, but I want to make sure we stay on pace so that we finish the challenge by the end of the year.  Can you believe there are only 5 verses left?

V - Victory rests with the Lord.  Proverbs 21:31b

I see two things:

Apart from the Lord, there is no victory.
We're not going to have victory in our life if we're doing things our own way or working in our own strength.  No matter how hard we try, if we're doing it apart from the Lord, we won't be victorious.

Victory rests with the Lord.
I love that the NIV uses the word "rests".  It sounds peaceful, doesn't it?  Victory is just there.  No stress, no striving.  Walking in step with the Lord brings victory.  No plotting or planning; we just find it there.

Lord, I thank you that victory is found in You.  I pray you will remind me of this when I find myself straining to "make things happen" on my own, that I may know the peace of Your victory!

Here are the verses we've learned so far.  Won't you join us?
  • A - As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15b
  • B – Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved. Acts 16:31
  • C – Create in me a pure heart, O God and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10
  • DDevote yourself to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2
  • EEvery good and perfect gift is from above James 1:17
  • F – For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, love, and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
  • G – God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
  • H – How awesome is the Lord Most High, the great King over all the earth. Psalm 47:2
  • I – It is for freedom that Christ has set us free! Galatians 5:1
  • J – Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6
  • K – Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies. Psalm 34:13
  • L - Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Mark 12:30
  • M – May Your unfailing love be my comfort. Psalm 119:76
  • NNothing is too hard for God. Jeremiah 32:17b
  • O – O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Psalm 8:1
  • PPut on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Ephesians 6:11
  • Q - In quietness and trust is your strength. Isaiah 30:15b
  • R - Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Exodus 20:8
  • S - Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2
  • T - Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
  • U  - Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it.  Proverbs 16:22

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    1. Kathy says:

      Victory seems like something unreachable sometimes. Like it's a perfection thing. Or that we can only have it in fleeting moments. I would like to start thinking of it differently though. I sure would like some rest from some of life's challenges. Never thought of it just being there available to those who believe.

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