So, I have this weird thing where I look up verses that have the same month and day. For instance, my birthday is April 4, so I have gone through the Bible and looked up all the 4th verses in the 4th chapter of each book in the Bible.
I decided to go through the Bible and look up all 20:11's for the year 2011. I actually did this before I picked my word for the year. There were a couple good ones, but one in particular became our verse for the year.
Proverbs 20:11 Even a child is known by his deeds, whether what he does is pure and right.
I will be the first to admit that I am SLOW!!! We have already memorized the beginning of this verse as a family. We used it in a devotional out of an awesome book! (Click here to see it) We have talked about it quite often and about the deeds the kids should have. I love the whole verse because it tells you what kind you should have.
But, back to me being slow!! It never crossed my mind that this verse pertained to me. Stupid, I know, but as I said I am SLOW sometimes. LOL Since it says "even a child" that must mean that adults are also known by their deeds. In order for it to say even, someone else must have the same requirement. WOW! I am also known by my deeds, whether what I do is pure and right.
This started out, in my mind, as the verse for the children, but it has become my verse for the year also. This verse goes right along with our word GROW. In order for us to know the pure and right things to do, we must allow God to grow in His influence of us. Since we are wanting to grow in our influence of others, we must have deeds that are pure and right because we are examples to others!!
I had been thinking of our word and verse separately, but realized last night that they go hand in hand. Amazing how God does things like that!!! :) He had them on the same page from the get go; I just had to catch up!
I hope to get this verse and 2 Peter 3:18 up in our house in the next week or so in order for us to remember! You know the saying, out of sight out of mind!! I do not want that to happen.
I am so excited to see the plans God has for us in 2011. Jeremiah 29:11!!