(If you are new here and have NO idea what “I Verse” means, go read this blurb about Letter Verses and then come back.)
I KNOW! I know. I Verse is months and months overdue. You probably learned the Hate Verse in record time and have been sitting there JUST wishing that you could just open your own Bible and find a verse that started with “I.”
Um . . . . . okay, I don’t need to say it, do I? (You can find your own verses any old time you like in the BIBLE, AND whilst you are at it, why don’t you send me videos of yourself singing them and save me some time with the technological pursuits that curl my fingernails and boil my brains? Thank you.)
I’m a major dork. Uploading video and pictures challenges my capabilities. What can I say? And yet, here I am . . ._______________________________________________________________________
“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:11
Now, we were trying to think of a catchy tune when my brilliant music teacher husband, the Providinator, suggested that we use the tune to “Are You Sleeping?” Thus . . .
I know you appreciate how I’ve implanted that song in your brain in such a way that you will never ever get it out again. You are welcome!
Actually, you are. Because as I pointed out to my kids this week during a little Bible finding activity, memorization is a fool proof way to make sure that you ALWAYS have God’s Word and never lose it. Hiding God’s word in our hearts enables two very important things.
1. We don’t lose it.
2. We might not sin against God.
This week we OneVerse Bloggers are commissioning our readers to FIND God’s Word in our homes and take a picture of the stack. Even though I recently got rid of a number of Bibles
and was too lazy to fetch the King James’ from the attic, here is what I came up with from our household.
My favorite is the green waterproof Bible on the top of the stack that the Providinator kept with our biking/ camping stuff. Across it is a yellow bumper sticker that says “Share the Road.”
Ain’t that the truth, friends. We are supposed to be sharing this way of life. This Road. This miraculous, life changing message. We need to. We want to. We CAN! Don’t just stack up 8 copies for your own use.
I am a OneVerse Blogger, and as such, have partnered with the Vidunda people of Tanzania who DO NOT HAVE EVEN ONE Bible in their language. (Read more about that if you don’t know what a big deal it is. )
But, for only $26, a verse of Scripture is translated into their language. Letter Verses project is intended to encourage YOU (not just your kids) to give $1 for every letter verse you memorize. Once you’ve memorized the alphabet, you’ve translated a verse.
Or you could give $1 for each Bible you find in your house?
Or you could commit to give $26 a month? I hate to be the one to tell you this, but you might just have to untie your ass[ets].
Because I am completely stubborn, it took me months to realize that, WEEKLY, I have committed to spend more on produce than this, so suddenly my argument that we couldn’t “commit” to $26 started to feel really flimsy. I decided to put my money where my heart and my mouth is. We’ve recently decided to give monthly instead of just giving when we finish the Letter Verses. I set up our payment online. It was really hard; it took me four minutes. Every month, we get a copy of the verse that we’ve helped to translate.
Do you want to Share the Road? Or do you just like the bumper sticker?
(Okay, I’m done poking you with a stick. For today. Sorry, I read this post about ass[ets] and now I feel all empowered.)
I’d also LOVE you to meet the other OneVerse Bloggers and join in with posting your Bible stack picture at the link up hosted by Meredith here. One lucky person will get a prize from OneVerse.