Monday, March 30, 2009

Although I am memorizing Psalm 1 with my daughter I felt that God was leading me to do something on my own so I am joining with Beth at Power of Your Love to memorize this verse:

I am the LORD, and there is no other; besides Me there is no God: I will gird you, though you have not known Me.....Isaiah 45:5 (NASB)

Since I am trying to focus on the names of God I would try to break this verse down. I look up LORD which means Jehovah ("I AM", The One Who is The Self- Existent One). God never changes. His promises never fail. When I am faithless, He is faithful. (info taken from the Rose Publishing Names Of God chart). Since I really don't totally understand what it means to gird I had to look that up too. :-0
gird  /g…úrd/ Spelled Pronunciation [gurd]
–verb (used with object), gird⋅ed or girt, gird⋅ing.
1. to encircle or bind with a belt or band.
2. to surround; enclose; hem in.
3. to prepare (oneself) for action: He girded himself for the trial ahead.
4. to provide, equip, or invest, as with power or strength.

I love the thought of God surrounding me. I recently memorized Psalm 139 and there is a part that says that God will both precede and follow me. But when I read this verse I think that it means more to prepare for action. To power and strengthen. So today I pray that God will strengthen me and prepare me for his work.


  1. I've not studied the names of God, but I would love to!

    What a neat thing to work with your daughter as you memorize Psalm 1. As a homeschooling momma, may I be curious and ask how old your daughter is?

    Blessings :O)

  2. Hi Kelli!!

    So glad you've decided to join us!! And I've learned some about the Scripture that is from Isaiah by reading your post, too!! I'm definitely going to be looking into this one further.


  3. Love the scriptures you shared and this is a wonderful time of sharing in God to do with your daughter. Beautiful.

  4. It's such a beautiful picture to think of God surrounding us, calling us unto Himself before we even knew Him. What love!

    Blessings - Lisa

  5. I love the Scriptures too! It is great that you are memorizing the Scriptures, too. Please pray that I would be faithful in that as well. (I am once more back on that bandwagon and working on Romans 12:12 and Micah 6:8 this week.) Bless you sis!

  6. Hi there again! I just wanted to let everyone to know that I changed my template. It’s orange and not green. (A couple of ladies mentioned they thought they were in the wrong place.) I have been praying for you. (You were on my heart today:) Blessing and love, Laurie