As the curtain opens a human-sized A comes front and center and takes a bow. B, C, D, E follow gracefully in turn, each one humbly bowing and extending his/her “hand” to focus on the following life-size letter. The crowd cheers as each one is presented, standing to their feet with whistles, applause and shouts of approval. The A to Z verses have come to life! They now add vitality to your very existence. They are as much a part of you as your arm or ear. You wonder how you ever made it without them. That is my goal for the A to Z Challenge 2015: A to Z Scripture Adventure!
I can’t wait to introduce you to MY 26 friends. Each day for 26 days, I will feature an amazing, life-filled, life-changing, life-challenging scripture. These verses are precious and priceless to me. They’ve been with me for the last 15 years, and I have meditated on each one hundreds of times. I know them, and I love them. When I hear or see one of these verses, I immediately smile, and say, “That’s my verse.” I hope by the end of April, many or all of these verses will be yours, too.
This is my second year to be a part of the A to Z Challenge, and this year is going to be easy and fun for me, and easy and fun for you to read. I am not going to attempt to explain the meaning of the verses or try to expound upon what the verse actually says. I may simply give some bullet points of insights I have received, or I may write something I feel the Lord has impressed upon me. Some days, I’ll be posting blogs that I have previously published.
You will obtain the most advantage from this adventure if you will take the verse of the day and say it, or think it as many times as you can. If it seems boring, think of it as exercise. Repetition is the key to strengthening those muscles, and we are doing nothing short of strengthening our spiritual muscles!
The second part of each day’s blog will be to pray for others. I am listing real life problems, challenges, questions in categories from A to Z. Find a problem you can relate to, and I will suggest ways to apply our daily verse to those problems. By praying for others, you are developing those spiritual muscles even more. It’s going to be a month of exercise, a month of growth, a month of refreshing, and certainly a month of adventure. You will be invigorated as you see the changes that come through simply making these verses a part of you.
To get started, would you leave your prayer requests, problems, questions or challenges in the comments. I have C,D, J, M and P. I would love to add your requests to our list. Names will not be used. Feel free to state your request in very general terms. We’ll have a great group of prayers lifting up your needs, so jump on board.