Hiding Romans 8:15-17 in Our Hearts/ “The Race” Link


This is me and Joy, cracking up,  laughing our heads off together  🙂


She and I picked this Scripture out below to memorize together (not the reason why we were laughing in the photo ;). It’s a real blessing and life transforming to hide God’s Word in our hearts and then “chew it over” and meditate on it.  Anybody want to join us in learning Romans 8:15-17 in a version of your choice?  No race or competition, take your time and do it little by little at your own pace.    An easy way to look at a whole bunch of translations and print out the one you’ve selected is to go to: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=rm+8%3A15-17&version=MSG  You can tack the verse up on the bathroom mirror, tuck a copy in your purse, put it by the kitchen sink to learn while you wash dishes or load the dishwasher, take it along while you are waiting for an appointment, etc.  You can learn it bit by bit along with Joy and I in little snatches of time  if you like. We just started.  If you haven’t memorized passages from the Bible  for awhile (like us) or ever, you’ll be so glad you did!


This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next,Papa?” God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are going to get what’s coming to us—an unbelievable inheritance! We go through exactly what Christ goes through. If we go through the hard times with him, then we’re certainly going to go through the good times with him!
This is how I want to run my race in life: rise every time I stumble or get tripped up by the tough stuff or fall down.   It’s not about coming in first or last place, it’s about persevering through the thick and the thin.  May we  never give up even if we have to crawl over the finish line sometimes.  This gal in the link inspires me!  Thanks for passing it along, Onecia!  If anyone else has encouraging links, I’d love to see them please and thank you ahead of time!

One thought on “Hiding Romans 8:15-17 in Our Hearts/ “The Race” Link

  1. LOVE IT – reminds me of that song that always speaks to me about “the reckless raging fury that we call the love of God”……. we will all fall, it’s how we get up that counts. Race on! xoxo


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