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Memory Monday – Week 53

I can’t believe it’s been a year since I have started sharing weekly verses. As the year mark was approaching I was debating back and forth whether to take a break or continue sharing, but I have chosen to continue. It’s been such a good time for me to be dig deeper into scriptures that I already know or have heard, but want to study more, as well as share the word with others.

So often it’s hard to understand what God is up to. We know He is doing something. We know He acts on the behalf of every one of our prayers, but sometimes it doesn’t make sense. Isaiah 55:8-9 says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

There is no way for us to know what God is thinking. He doesn’t think like we do. His knowledge and His wisdom far surpass ours. It’s so easy for us to think that our ideas and plans are better than His. I remember asking Colby once, ”why can’t we just know when we will be pregnant” and he responded, ”because then we would be God”. Truth! If we knew the future and what is supposed to happen each day then we would be God! So, instead of us trying to make our own plan, we should desire for His plan to be our plan. The good news is that we are made in His image and the closer we grow to Him the more we become like Him and the more we become like Him the more we will understand His thoughts. 

Verse 9 says that the difference between our thoughts and His thoughts is the difference between heaven and earth. There is no way to measure this, but it sure does sound enormous. When we spend time with Him this gap grows smaller and smaller. Even though it will never close completely the closer we are to Him the closer heaven becomes to us. Instead of being discouraged, let this verse encourage you – to draw closer to Him and grow to be more in His image.

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12 Comments
  • Kelli B
    Posted at 09:52h, 23 June Reply

    Yes! I always have to remind myself that His ways are better than mine…He is afterall, God. We’re not meant to understand it…I find so much peace in that. He hasn’t given us the obligation of understanding Him, just getting to trusting Him. 🙂

  • Megan Davis
    Posted at 13:05h, 23 June Reply

    So glad you are going to continue to share! This verse has brought me such comfort these past few days and God has really comforted me with a sense of peace knowing I can trust Him…He is God and I am not!

  • Lisa
    Posted at 13:27h, 23 June Reply

    I’m so glad you’re going to keep doing the memory verses. I love them!

  • Elisha
    Posted at 14:39h, 23 June Reply

    so thankful you will keep posting each monday 🙂 xoxo

  • Emily @ EatLoveProcreate
    Posted at 15:47h, 23 June Reply

    Another one of my favorites!

  • Mel @ there is a higher hope
    Posted at 19:27h, 23 June Reply

    I love these reminders and need them, so I’m glad you are keeping this up. 🙂

  • jennifer prod
    Posted at 19:46h, 23 June Reply

    i wish you were in my bible study book club! i told you about that susie larsen book we’re reading, but this week was all about believing God has a unique and special plan for each of us – a plan better than we could imagine for ourselves – and He will reveal it in time 🙂

  • Tiffany (A Touch of Grace)
    Posted at 19:53h, 23 June Reply

    This is my first time commenting on your memory Monday posts! This is such an impactful verse and a good reminder to us all.

  • Jaclyn
    Posted at 20:16h, 23 June Reply

    hey – i just emailed you and talked somewhat about this! So, see, you should still keep doing this! 😉 And I love what you husband said – it put everything into its perfect place. We were created to worship Him and although He gave us a free will, as a Father, when we worship Him out of our own desire, He can’t help but draw near to us and listen – just like any good earthly Father would do. However, He is so infinitely good that our brains really can’t contain just how good He really is. What a wonderful thought!!! What we experience and see displayed throughout our everday lives is just a glimpse of His glory – WOW!!!!

  • Caitlin | belong with wildflowers
    Posted at 08:35h, 24 June Reply

    This scripture brings me a lot of comfort. It’s so good to know that even if we don’t understand now why some things are the way they are, He knows the plan + it will all be understood when our time comes in Heaven. Beautiful post + inspiration!

  • Tania // Run To Radiance
    Posted at 10:10h, 24 June Reply

    I love that you are doing memory verses! I have to admit it’s been way too long since i’ve done this myself. Such a good reminder to hide the word in my heart!!!

  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    Posted at 17:07h, 24 June Reply

    Wow! Such a powerful verse, isn’t it?! I’m glad you’re continuing with these Memory Monday posts… they are thought-provoking and enlightening. I like digging deeper. Your posts encourage me to do so.

    Wishing you a blessed day.
    xoxo

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