So in the spirit of my study, my goal is to memorize 1 John 4:7-19 (yes, through 19 because I love verses 18 & 19 even though she doesn't make them part of her study). In order to memorize them, I'm reading them everyday, writing them in my journal and I want to put them on my blog as well. I want these verses to be everywhere I look (as much as possible) so I'm reminded of what I am to do and able to memorize them better. So here goes:
1 John 4:7-19
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. 13 By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. 15 Whoever confesses that JEsus is the Son of God, God abides in him , and he in God. 16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. 17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 19 We love Him because He first loved us."
So there you have it. If you are into Bible memorization and would like to join in on this challenge, let me know and we can keep each other accountable! I would love an accountability partner...or partners. Also, if you live in my area and read this and think this study might be for you and you would like to come, please let me know! We would love to have you as part of our group. We already have women coming who don't attend our church and we would love to welcome more! Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's to my very difficult quest of learning to love WELL!