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2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Verse: Verse 16

Sometimes something simple and basic moves my heart and today’s verse is exactly that. I’m working on a Bible Alphabet cross-stitch piece for our unborn baby (which I think I’ll finish by the time she’s 28 since it took me forever to finish a letter “I”!) and I just finished a letter I for Immanuel a few days ago. Though I made a slow progress on it, I loved the precious image of baby Jesus with Mary and Joseph by his side that I was cross-stitching and I was so thankful for our savior, Jesus called Immanuel…

Abi, Apopka: “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel..” Isaiah 7:14 NIV

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2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Verse: Verse 15

I sometimes wonder if I praise God enough for who He is and for His amazing character. My prayers are often filled with confessions and petitions and I get all caught up with my pitiful self and all the selfish things that I need and want. I sometimes wonder how much that saddens God that His loving child can’t see beyond her little world.

As part of his sermon (see below video), our pastor talked about Nehemiah a few weeks ago and his prayers that we can model. Nehemiah’s prayers consist of remembering God’s character, repenting of sin, reviewing God’s promises and remaining committed to being part of the answer or solution. Below is the portion of his prayer that remembers God’s character and I wanted to memorize it so that I can repeat it over and over again until it becomes natural for me to praise Him without even thinking.

Abi, Apopka: “LORD, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments.” Nehemiah 1:5 NIV

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2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Verse: Verse 14

I hardly run out of things to say normally and “thinking before speaking” doesn’t come naturally to me though, I’m getting better at that. At the same time, however, I tend to hesitate a lot when it comes to evangelizing or speaking God’s words boldly. This is mainly because I care what other people think and also, I just don’t know what to say or doubt whether or not what I want to say is right. Below verse is a good reminder that I need to depend on God and trust Him to put His words in my mouth.

Abi, Apopka: “But do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.” Mark 13:11 NIV

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2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Verse: Verse 13

Since my Word of the Month is {Prioritize} and I’m trying to focus on the things that really matter, I thought it was perfect to memorize Matthew 6:33 for today’s Siesta Scripture Memory Verse! My God is simply awesome! Enough said!

Abi, Apopka: “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33 NIV

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2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Verse: Verse 12

I got to enjoy some peaceful and relaxing moments with my 3-year-old Bella today at the pool. She loves water to begin with and the swim lessons she’s been taking in the past two weeks have added more confidence and reduced fear, which makes playing in the pool more fun for her. When we are in the pool, it’s all about, “Mommy, look what I can do!” “Look at this, Mommy!” “Did you see that?!” and I love every minute of it. I was so thankful for those moments and was glad that I somehow managed to take it easy and slow down, which is extremely hard for me!

Bella enjoying her newly-learned jumping skill!

Regardless of all the complications with my pregnancy, worries for the uncertainty, anxiety due to the things that need to be done and physical pain and exhaustion that I’m experiencing, I must say that I’m doing quite well these days. It’s all due to the grace and mercy of my God, of course, but I feel as though I’m growing to let things go slowly (very slowly, that is) and learn to smell the roses here and there. I’m very grateful that I have my beautiful girl to focus on and enjoy and a wonderful and loving husband to be comforted and supported by.

While taking a shower with my daughter after swimming today, I lost balance (I’m totally blaming it on my preggie belly!) and slipped and fell (hubby, don’t freak out! I’m totally fine! *^^*). I felt totally dumb and was feeling a bit sorry for myself for just TWO seconds before my little girl was asking, “Are you ok, Mommy? Did you get boo boo? Oh, I’m sorry, Mommy.” And for the rest of the shower, she held my hand and kept saying, “It’s ok. I got you, honey.” How precious is she and how blessed am I?!

I still do get anxious and restless a lot. But I’m joyful because of my Lord and know that He is faithful and will take care of everything in accordance of His wonderful plans for me.

Abi, Apopka: “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12 NIV

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2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Verse: Verse 11

My husband often says that it’s amazing to see how normal, sane and faithful I am considering what I have been through in my past. I wonder that sometimes too. I’ve been through some tough trials and hardships growing up and I could’ve gone the total opposite direction as I’m heading now and live a life filled with regrets and sorrows. But I didn’t only because of the grace of my God, my heavenly Father and I’m thankful.

My life is so much different now and I’m so blessed with a loving husband, a beautiful daughter and our precious unborn child. God gave me beautiful and amazing faith and desire to love and follow Him. We have a wonderful church and friends and financial means to do many things. However, trials and temptation never stop and we’ve had our share of tears and sadness. However, it’s comforting to know that we are not the only one who go through them and that there’s always a way out provided by our creator who loves and adores us.

Abi, Apopka: “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV

I still vividly remember the day we miscarried our son last year. We were sad and there were much tears but never were we hopeless! I love the song What It Means To Be Loved by Mark Schultz, mostly because it has a happy ending but it shows that all we have to do is trusting and following God and He’ll take care of the rest!

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2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Verse: Verse 10

Looking back, I have been through so much in my life and again and again, I’m amazed at how involved my Heavenly Father was in my life and he protected me and kept me safe. Now that I’m feeling our new baby’s movement in my womb more and more every day, I’m reminded of how God is watching over us and our new baby, even when we are not out of “danger zone” with this pregnancy.

Abi, Apopka: God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 NIV

God will never leave me or forsake me and that I know for certain that He’ll always be there to pick me up when I fall. Enough said.

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2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Verse: Verse 9

I don’t have a green thumb and I don’t know anything about the floral world. If it is flower, I say pretty and most of the things I consider pretty are weeds, so there. The only reason our flower bed looks the way it is is due to my sweet mother from Korea and my watering-loving husband and his assistant, my 3-year-old daughter. We’ve enjoyed our pretty (though a relative term here *^^*) flower bed for the past few years and my mom put some potted plants in our front yard near our front entrance last year. Now just because I don’t know much about the flowers and don’t know first thing about keeping them alive doesn’t mean I don’t love them and my love for them was put to test last week…

Someone stole two potted plants that were blooming beautifully! First of all, who does that?! Who comes up all the way to the front of the house and steal heavy, heavy pots?! Not only that, two days later, they stole another one! Just because I don’t know the name of the flowers that were stolen doesn’t mean I was heartbroken! :-( I was in a foul mood for many days and it just didn’t feel right.

And then a friend of ours said something about praying for those thieves and how we should bless our enemies. I totally agree with her thinking (hence, my memory verse this posting!) but for now, I’m just going to sulk! :-)

Abi, Apopka: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:20-21 NIV 1984

In a more serious note, I remember having a conversation not long ago with my sister to whom forgiving didn’t come easy and I thought of this verse….

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2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Verse: Verse 8

We had wonderful discussions last night at our small group gathering about the truth, other religions of the world, false teachings and so on. And I realized once again the importance of standing firm in my faith, armed with Word of God not only to defend my faith but also lead others to Christ. There are so many confusing false doctrines and teachings and we need to stand on guard at all times so that we don’t go astray.

Abi, Apopka: “ The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons..”  1 Timothy 4:1 NIV 2011

 I pray that God will strengthen me through my walk in Christ so completely that one day I’ll become untouchable by any evil spirits or demons!

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2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Verse: Verse 7

One of many reasons I love my husband is his prayers. I feel safe and comforted with his prayers and all I have to do is reaching for him when I need his prayers. Many times, he’d put an armor of God on me before I go to sleep or when he leaves for work and I always feel like I’m ready for the battle. My husband put an armor of God on me this morning before he left because we had a difficult night last night with cramps. It reminded me of last year’s miscarriage and I was afraid. Peter prayed that this baby is in God’s will and that God will provide protection over our baby while laying his hands on my belly. I was still uneasy but I was able to get some rest.

I don’t know if it was devil’s attack. After all, I don’t want to give him too much credit. :-) But I do know that I’ll be ok and God gave me peace beyond understanding. which my husband and I call, ‘irrational peace.’ As Peter put on the full armor of God on me, I got ready for today. I felt ready for whatever life throws at me and I knew I was ok because I was protected by God’s armor.

Abi, Apopka: “ Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”  Ephesians 6:13-17 NIV 2011

I always get confused with the order of putting the armor and I’m determined to memorize this scripture so that I can pray this prayer on my little girl as my husband does for me.

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