Monday, February 16, 2009

Accountability Sisters

Tonight I met for the first time with my accountability sisters. Tricia and Leslie are a couple of girls from my wonderful bible study group and we have decided to meet every Monday night for about 30 minutes to keep one another accountable with things that we are working on in our lives. They are two of my friends that I shared the "Joy" with the other day. It was so fun to hear how they were "encouraged" and felt loved by the fun surprise in their mailboxes. It was definitely a "better to give than to receive moment".

One of the things that I want my accountability sisters to do is help keep me accountable with the Living Proof Ministries bible verse memory challenge. I told them the verse tonight that I had chosen and was excited to share how I came upon the verse. I think I will share it here as well.

Last Thursday was the first day of our bible study, Beth Moore's, Esther~Its Tough Being A Woman. Our leader started the study with a little mediation moment with us listening , resting, calming, the Marc Schultz song, Remember Me. While the song was playing I turned to the concordance in my bible and looked up "remember" just to see what might be inspiring and I saw Philippians 1:3 " I thank my God every time I remember you". Hmmm...I thought "that's a good one". OK, song over. Then Leslie has us turn to that exact passage, coincidence? No, I don't think so. Then she goes down a few verses to the prayer that starts in verse 9. "And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ." I had that passage already underlined and starred TWICE. I also have two little pink flag post-its on pages in my bible and there is one on that scripture! Coincidence? No, I don't think so. You can only imagine yesterday, the 15th of February, the day that I am to choose and post my scripture how I must have felt when I opened by new autographed book from Celia Whitler and one of the scriptures was Philippians 1:3. Coincidence? No, I don't think so. All of this gave me pause and remembered something that Beth said in the first video session: " Coincidences are revelations when God wants to remain anonymous, but God never wants to be anonymous in our lives." Thank you God for showing me there are no such things as coincidences and that YOU want to be the center of my life. Don't you love it when you hear God talking to you? Be Encouraged!! I know I am!!


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  3. Hi Amy --
    I have a song on Philippians 1 that covers those verses, as well, if you're interested in memorizing it!