Before we get in to the verses, I will be quite honest with you in saying that it was not a good memory month for me. I did choose two verses, but I did not do well with committing them to memory. In fact, I didn't even write one of the verses down in my spiral!
That being said, let me share the two verses with you and just reflect on why I didn't do well with memorizing them.
Verse #3: Galatians 1:10 (NIV)
"Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ."
This verse came up in the sermon I heard on February 1st when I was choosing my verse, and I thought it would be a good reminder for me in my life. I've always been concerned with other people's opinions of me, and it used to drive many of the things I did. However, over the last year, I've really been working on letting go of my need to please people and seek to please God instead.
One of the reasons I think this verse was hard for me to memorize is that it isn't necessarily a verse I fully need at this time. After starting my new Bible study on how to study Scriptures, though, I see this verse in a new way; it tells me how God feels about us when we seek to please anyone but Him. Looking at this verse in that way, I DO need to commit this memory and will continue to work on this verse during March.
Verse #4: 2 Thessalonians 3:13 (ESV)
"As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good."
I chose this verse because of how lazy I've been feeling lately. I needed a verse that would help me combat my laziness when it was overtaking me. I did memorize this verse, but I really didn't recall it as I did my verses in January when I needed it.
Overall, I feel like I didn't pray over my Scripture selections this month as I did in January. I think that led me to picking verses for the wrong reasons, and therefore gave me a hard time with memorizing them or a lack of times to recall these verses when I needed them.
I believe I'm off to a good start for March, though, and am hoping to continue to memorize February's verses, as I know they will be needed during some seasons of life!
In case you missed it:
January's Verses and Reflections
Question for you: Have you ever felt like you did something good for the wrong reasons? What verses do you have memorized that give you strength and comfort?