Welcome to the third week of Hiding His Word in my heart!
In our blog #14 we shared about our new memory initiative called #HidingHisWordinmyheart. The idea is across the 7 weeks from Easter Sunday to Pentecost, we are posting a new scripture each Sunday, and provide you with some resources to help memorise them.
For those who have been on this journey since the beginning, please know we’re cheering you on! For those who are joining us this week, welcome! We’re delighted you’re here!
So, just to quick recap for those new to the journey:
Week 1 was Philippians 4 v 6-7 – see blog #15 for the cue cards and some encouragement.
Week 2, last week, was Jeremiah 29:11-13. See blog #16 for the cue cards and some encouragements. How did you get on memorising Jeremiah 29:11-13? Well done for any effort you’ve given in remembering God’s Word. How did the scripture speak to you? Did you learn something new?
This week’s Scripture is so encouraging and important to remember. It’s Hebrews 4:14-16 which talks about our altogether lovely and worthy Jesus.
Through His death and resurrection, He is our sinless Great High Priest, who intercedes for us! Jesus, who is fully God and fully human, is the final perfect, spotless sacrifice to atone for our sins. Let that thought settle with you for just a moment.
King Jesus is now seated at the right hand of the Father and gives us access to God’s throne of grace. Isn’t that an awesome thought? We can pray knowing He is interceding for us. He even knows our weaknesses. Because of Jesus we can approach the throne of grace with confidence as we are clothed and covered in salvation and righteousness! Not through our own self-effort, but through the grace that has been extended to us through Jesus’ costly death and resurrection. As we approach the throne of grace, there is such treasure to be received and known in His presence.
As we humbly, yet confidently come, He gives us His mercy and grace, right at the time of our need. So, lets hold fast with endurance and tenacity to what we believe, and be faithful to the One who is always Faithful.
As promised, we’ve provided cue cards to print out at home. There are 5 larger cue cards, which have gradually more blanks in them. This is to help you to test your memory as you move through the week. There is also a smaller pocket cue card, so you can take it with you wherever you go.
You can download the cue cards and pocket card file here.
Maybe these verses are already familiar verse. Do you think you know it by heart? If yes, then add in a few verses after this chunk of scripture and stretch your memory further.
The verses here are planted between some incredible truths. We gently challenge you to read around the verses, and see the context they were written in. We don’t want to only memorise scripture but desire it to sink deeply into our hearts and change us. So, what is God’s Word saying to you as you read this week’s verse? Think on the ‘doing’ words of the verses. How has this verse been important to you in the past? How can you apply its Truth?
To help aid memorisation, we encourage you to write out the verse each day, to help seal it in your mind.
We’ve also provided other Scriptures to digest, which sit alongside this week’s verse:
- Hebrews 10 v 19 (Look up in the Passion translation – see below picture)
- Hebrews 10 v 9-12
- Isaiah 61 v 10
- Hebrews 7 v 25-27
- Hebrews 9 v 12
- Hebrews 8 v 1 (Look up in the Passion translation)
- John 14 v 1-3
- 1 Peter 2 v 5
- Galatians 2 v 20
These verses are rich in the promises God has over your life. They speak of your identity in Christ Jesus and that you are securely found in Him. We pray they would sink deeply into your heart and mind.
May God bless you as you purposefully dwell on His word and allow the Holy Spirit to write it on your heart.
Enjoy the journey! We’ll be memorising right alongside you!
Love the Come Closer Team
P.S: Here is a verse that goes so beautifully alongside this weeks Scripture!