Monday, January 13, 2014

THE JOSHUA CODE

have your heard of 'the joshua code'?
i had not until my future brother-in-law mentioned this book to me just before Christmas. i had called him to see if he had read a book recently that i could pass along to sp for Christmas. 
 he recommended 'the joshua code' by o.s. hawkins and said he was getting a few copies to gift for Christmas - including one to himself and one for my sister. so i figured if they are going to read it, it must be a good thing. 

sp and i are now reading this book too.  it's a chapter per week- which is manageable, along with a scripture verse each week that teaches you the '52 scripture verses every believer should know'. 

to hold myself accountable- sp and i ask each other several times throughout the week to recite the current weeks verse, or the one prior. it's a great way to memorize scripture together!

i have not been too outspoken with my faith on the blog so far. but when i started reading this book i knew it was something i needed to share with others. 
so each week, it is my goal to share with you the scripture verse i am reading and learning to memorize!
hope you tune in each week to read and maybe even memorize along with me :)

here are the first two verses from the book to memorize:

w e e k - o n e 
'in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth'. 
 g e n e s i s  1 : 1 

w e e k - t w o
'for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, 
that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting lift'.
  j o h n  3 : 1 6 

this verse makes me smile- it is my grandfathers favorite verse. 
just recently he renewed his faith in the Lord and it was such a precious moment!

i love what hawkins says in the introduction of this book talking about the 'joshua code':
'The Joshua Code  is a challenge to keep God's Word in our mouths through memorization and to keep it in our hearts through meditation "day and night"'. 
"This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, 
that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success" 
 j o s h u a  1 : 8 

i hope you come back for more next week, now that we are caught up!

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