“I have no greater joy than to know my children walk in truth.
3 John 1:4
As many of you already know, our children’s leaders have challenged the children to memorize scripture over the summer. In addition to that, they have also challenged the adults to memorize scripture as well. Three of the forty scriptures they have listed are the key verses and main reason for the memorization:
Psalm 119:11 Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not
sin against You.
Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Psalm 119:133 Direct my steps by your word, and let no iniquity have
dominion over me.
If we, and our children, would not only commit these verses to memory, but also internalize them in our hearts, what a difference they would make in our daily lives. I think that is the very reason Greg and Amanda chose those verses together in the list of scriptures. Once we have accepted Jesus as our Savior, these scriptures will help us to make Him Lord of our lives. As today’s scripture tells us, it brings our Heavenly Father great joy when we walk according to His truth. And the way we do that is by first knowing what His word says. Then we need to spend time in prayer asking God to help us walk in His ways. It is not something we will be able to do in our own strength. That’s why God tells us in Hebrews 13:6 that He is our Helper.
Plum Springs Baptist Church is so blessed to have the leadership we have and the key people we have in place to help us in our praise and worship, in our study of God’s word, in our witness to the lost, and in our service to those in need. But, today, I’m especially grateful for our children’s workers who give so much of themselves to help our children come to know Jesus as their personal Savior and to grow in their walk with Him. I’m thankful for each and every person who loves and cares for our children in the nursery and those who pray and study to help our children learn about the love God has for them.
I don’t know how my life might have turned out differently if God had not placed in my life all the godly men and women who taught me the greatest thing I ever learned:
Jesus love me!
I have a plaque on my front porch that reads, “Jesus knows me, this I love.”
No, I didn’t mistype that. It says exactly what is supposed to say. When I found the plaque, it spoke to my heart in such a personal way. Although it’s a wonderful truth, “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.”
It’s also true that Jesus knows me. So my heart is overwhelmed and overjoyed each time I read that plaque. So I can say with all certainty that “Jesus knows me, this I love!!”
I pray that you will allow that to sink in to the depths of your heart as well. Jesus knows you (really knows you), and He loves you with an amazing, never-ending love.