Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Word-Filled Wednesday

(Photo from of Google Images)

You may remember, this is my current verse for the 2009 Scripture Memory Challenge, so I've been thinking on it for quite a few days. I love passages like this one. Practical application, spoken simply yet beautifully. The longer I think on this verse, the more I see just what an all-encompassing challenge it presents to us as believers.

Phil Ware of Heartlight offers these brief thoughts on Romans 12:12:

Sometimes the key to survival is simply "setting our jaw" and going on faithfully trusting that God is there helping us, despite the apparent and outward circumstances. Choosing joy through hope rather than despair, choosing patient endurance in times of affliction, and choosing faithfulness in prayer are all decisions of the will trusting that the God who raised Jesus from the dead can also change our circumstances because he hears our voice.

Create in me, O Mighty God, a resolute and steadfast heart so that I might persevere with joy no matter what the difficulty. This I ask in the name of your faithful Son. Amen.

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19 comments:

LauraLee Shaw said...

I need to "set my jaw" today. Wow, what great insight. That pic says it all. Darling.

Things Above said...

My favorite verse! I have to say it every day! Blessings to you! Love, Heather

Krista said...

I love that verse and it is a great reminder. I appreciate your insight.

Marsha said...

I'm having one of those "set your jaw" days. I can be thankful that it's only a day!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Such a good reminder for me today. "persevering with joy" is something that only God can do for me. The verse you shared is so precious. Thanks Tracy.

Mariposa said...

Wow...this is just what I need!

I'm listing it down in my planner...Thanks!

Susan said...

What an incredible word and exhortation to us all.

A verse to memorize too.

God is teaching me this daily.

Thanks Tammy, this ministered to me.

You're a blessing!

Amydeanne said...

amen!

Laurie Ann said...

Tracy, what a great Word-Filled Wednesday post. It's a challenge to be joyful, patient and faithful but one that is definitely worth the perseverance! Thank you so much for sharing this. I love it! Happy WFW!

Renee said...

I don't remember how I found your blog...probably through my sister's sister-in-law blog (Forever His)...but I like it...from what I have read you share God's Word and not sayings that have just been passed from one generation to another without any biblical backing to those sayings...

Thanks...

Denise said...

Such a precious WFW.

Toia said...

Thanks for sharing God's Word!! Blessings to you!!

LisaShaw said...

Sweet dear friend, I've missed you and thank you for your love on my blog.

I absolutely enjoyed this message. I love the "setting our jaw"! Boy that's the truth!

That Scripture in Romans is also one of my favorites and has taken me through many things...reminding me how I am to live as a Christian.

Love you!

e-Mom said...

Simple, yet profound. What a precious verse! And I like Phil Ware's reflections very much.

Have a blessed WFW. :~D

Alexis said...

I so needed to see this today. I wasn't able to participate this week, we've been having a whole lotta stress going on, but I just had to hop around to see what my friends were up to! This was perfect.

Debra said...

Tracy,

How I needed to hear the "set your jaw" phrase and see the illustration. Thank you for posting this!

Big hugs to you today!

Joan said...

Great WFW!
I love the Word but love that we can apply it directly to our lives.
Blessings

Tricia said...

Thank you for sharing that... that is a verse I needed to hear, and one I also need to commit to memory... to be reminded of that daily would benefit me greatly in the daily journey of motherhood with my 2 little ones...

Today one poured a bottle of bubbles on the cat and I had to give the cat a bath to get all the bubbles out of her hair! I needed some patience in that affliction!!

Have a great day!

Blessings!

Cathy said...

Sweet picture and a powerful verse ~