Dailies 2019

Dailies~ in His Word
May 2019

The first time I won a memory verse contest was when I was about 30 years old. I used to try to live up to what everyone else could do. I tried to remember the scripture verses to everything but for the most part, I could only remember the verse, not the address.

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Galatians 2:20

I learned this scripture at a young adults Bible Study group, sort of like a life group today. I was the last one in the group to learn it, and it was embarrassing to be the only one who could not do it. Then it finally happened! I got it!  I felt good enough to be in the group, kind of. You see I tried to compare myself to everyone else and be as good as them… I had not started my walk that way. I don’t know why it bothered me so much that I could not remember where things were found but it all came to an end when I read something Jesus said.

But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’  Matthew 4:4

Jesus does not say where it is written, five times in Matthew alone He said “It is written”.  Reading this and realizing that I only had to stand up to Christ’s example meant so much to me!
I cannot hold my standard up to other people my standard must be God!  I will follow Christ and do as the Word of God says. In Jesus’ name!
Heavenly Father, thank you for giving us such a great example of how to live, in Jesus Christ, and for the directions for our lives in Your Word. In Jesus name, amen.

Teresa M. Wilson