Friday – and time for another Five Minute Friday which is just about all I have time for this morning. Five minutes. And today’s prompt is: HELP. When I read it, I immediately began humming.
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord which made Heaven and earth.
The first two verses from Psalm 121 put to a little chorus that has become our church’s theme song for the second half of this year. We sing it through twice every service which means I sing these words no less than six times a week. Not only are they memorized but they are ingrained. Or firmly fixed (such a great definition!) much like a certain song would be if I mentioned someone’s birthday. I think that’s great. Mention the word help and my thoughts immediately and easily go straight to scripture – and the source of my help!
It is not great because of my musical ability or even because of my keen memorization skills. Certainly not. The wonderful thing is how easily scripture can be hidden into our thoughts and onto our hearts. Some repetition and perhaps a few tricks (such as an easy tune) and anyone can remember scripture. A verse here and a few more verses there and we have a ready mind. A mental arsenal from which we can pull truth to defeat the devil, or we can find words that will comfort, instruct or encourage someone in need, or we can simply take our own stray thoughts captive. We are not too old to memorize scripture. Don’t fall for that excuse. Commit to learning God’s word and hiding it away in your heart!
And, thank you for everyone’s kind comments and thoughts regarding my day trip tomorrow that I mentioned in Tuesday’s “Currently” post. The weather is supposed to be wonderful (which is a plus) and I am very excited. Here’s to a wonderful time together! I pray your weekend has something fun in store as well!