I am a church girl. I have been attending church since 9 months before I was born. It is a part of me. My parents did a great job teaching me scripture and bible stories. It is so much a part of me, I sometimes realize it at odd times.
Hebrew 4:12 says the word of God is alive and active. When you plant scripture in your heart it is a live seed that God can bloom at any time in your life, at the moment when you need it most.
I remember memorizing Psalm 100 in kindergarten. We said it every day after we said the pledge of allegiance, King James version. There are countless scripture songs my mom taught me that I have never forgotten.
Like when I have moments of anxiety, I remember, “Cast all your anxiety on the Lord for he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
Or when I want to quit I remember Hebrews 10:35-36, “Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.”
And when I am having a bad day, I remember the key to turning around my day is in Psalm 100 (in King James :))
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.
Let the Word of God take root in your heart. You never know when it will bloom.