Calling all DIVAs – “Divinely Inspired Victoriously Anointed” ones! Memorize Psalm 91!
This is a challenge for memorizing scripture for the next two weeks:
How precious are the words of our Lord! Many of the posts on free2love have reminded us that we are in a battle and what better way to pray than reciting the following tender psalm? Do you feel overwhelmed or underattack? Do you feel abandoned, alone and forgotten? Do you feel afraid, paralyzed with fear? Do you feel like you are just not enough? Do you feel you cannot possibly accomplish what the Lord is directing you to do? O beloved ones, let us have His truth on our lips, mind, heart – let’s cement them there through memorization!
Psalm 91 ‘The Protection of the Most High’
1 The One who lives under the protection of the Most High dwells in the shadow on the Almighty.
2 I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
3 He Himself will deliver you from the hunter’s net, from the destructive plague. 4 He will cover you with His feathers; you will take refuge under His wings. His faithfulness will be a protective shield. 5 You will not fear the terror of the night, the arrow that flies by day. 6 the plague that stalks in darkness, or the pestilence that racages at noon. 7 Though a thousand fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, the pestilence will not reach you. 8 You will see it with your eyes and witness the punishment of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the Lord – my refuge, the Most High – your dwelling place, 10 no harm will come to you; no plague will come near your tent. 11 For He will give His angels orders concerning you, to protect you in all your ways. 12 They will support you with their hands so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. 13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the young lion and the serpent.
** In closing the psalm, do not miss the shift in the psalmist’s writing – this is our Heavenly Father speaking to His faithful children. **
14 Because he is lovingly devoted to Me, I will deliver him; I will protect him because he knows My name. 15 When he calls out to Me, I will answer; I will be with him in trouble. I will rescue him and give him honor. 16 I will satisfy him with a long life and show him My salvation. (Holman Christian Standard version)
DIVAs, please comment below if you will accept the challenge! Share encouragement or even some memorizing tips. Please do not feel discouraged if all you can do is take time to meditate through the verses each day, that is ok…no time in God’s Word is wasted – He is always working! Bless you all as you dive into His Word, in the psalm & prayer. Through this challenge, I beg the Lord to strengthen our faith, our marriages, our families and our ministries.
Amanda (with a little help from Christie)