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Scripture Typer

 

I’m giddy with excitement to share this find with you.

For those of you who know me or have read some of my past blog posts you know I enjoy keeping my favorite scripture verses with me at all times. I never know when I might need encouragement, or might need to pray for a situation or person. I’ve prayed through the verses multiple times over life and death emergencies.

There is nothing more powerful than praying God’s word back to him; plus scripture is the Holy Spirit’s language…so I like to speak it.

“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

God’s phone number: “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” Jeremiah 29:12

Over the last seventeen years I have filled multiple spiral index card notebooks with verses that were applicable to me during different seasons of life.

But now…

Now there is a handy, dandy app for this. And not only for this, but for many other functions. Let me tell you about this app and its superb functions. (I’m on the edge of my seat, smiling ear to ear, feeling like a little girl who was given a new favorite gift—and I’m bringing my gift for Show and Tell to demonstrate the awe and wonder of it!)

Its name: Scripture Typerscripturetyper

Cost: 50 verses for FREE, $9.99 for full version. (I used the 50 verses in 30 minutes and paid for the full version App. Priceless earthly and eternal investment!

Usable devices: Android, Kindle, Computers/laptops, iPad, iPhone

Memorize & Review Verses Anytime, Anywhere

Import Any Verse in the Bible from 10 Translations
Choose Verses from over 55 Categories
Review System Keeps You Current
Bible Memory iPhone App   Record Verses & Play Them Back
Bible Memory iPhone App   Draw Illustrations
Bible Memory iPhone App   Review with Flash Cards

So far I have these categories

  1. 2016 (Favorite verses from Bible studies and my quiet times.)
  2. Siesta 2015 (The verses I memorized with Beth Moore’s Siesta Scripture Memory Team in 2015.)
  3. It is written… (To remind me to powerfully pray God’s Word which He inspired and left for us to use as our spiritual weapon.)
  4. 2016 (Favorite verses I’ve studied in Bible study and my quiet times.)
  5. Riley (Scriptures to pray over my daughter.)
  6. AJ and Colson (Scriptures to pray over my sons.)
  7. Farm Boy  (Scriptures to pray over my husband.)

I use four of my collections for praying and memorization, and the other three for praying for my family members. New verses can be added, edited or deleted at any time.

I use ScriptureTyper when I’m driving around town in my mini-van. I simply tap the first verse in a collection, then tap ‘Play.’ You can play the entire collection or play one verse over until you have heard enough of it, or memorized it. Do this under the, ‘Play Entire Collection’ tab. There is a tab that allows you to play each entry one time or multiple times, ‘Play Each Entry’ tab. You can shuffle the entries or listen to them in the order of the books of the Bible.

One of the most difficult aspects of memorizing scripture for me is remembering the address/reference of the book, chapter and verse. So…when I have recorded the verse I also say the address. When this is finished, ScriptureTyper, gives you the option to record the reference. I record it again—then I hear the address/reference at the beginning and the end of the verse. This makes me HAPPY!

You can also scroll to the bottom of, ‘My Verses’ and click, ‘Browse Verse Library’ to find a collection you are interested in memorizing or praying. Check mark the category and click the arrow on the right. This will now show up in, ‘My Verses.’ You can click on this new category and tap, ‘Edit’ to give this category a new name. This will save you time scripturetyper versesimporting verses.

Did I mention I adore this app?

I do!

You will too!

But that’s not all…

Review your verses to keep them memorized!

As you successfully review your verses, the review interval will be slowly increased.

You can also manually adjust the review frequency of any verse. This is helpful when you add new verses that you already know well. Just click on the frequency in the list above to change it.

Browse ScriptureTyper’s verse library and you will find a tab to help you memorize the books of the Bible; along with, tabs for verses to help you remember verses on Salvation and Sharing the Gospel. They’ve thought of everything!

One more…You can tap the three little bars to the left of a verse to go to the, ‘Verse Actions’ screen. From here you can share your verse with anyone and everyone through at least 16 different communication and social apps. This is the gift that keeps on giving!

 

I’m giving away the ScriptureTyper app to one lucky/blessed/as excited about this as I am, reader. Simply tell my your favorite garden flower in the, ‘Leave a Comment’ link at the top of this blog post and you will be automatically entered to win this app. The winner will be chosen and announced next Tuesday night; May 31, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Little Bit of Chocolate and a Whole Lot of Jesus 3/23/2014

Little Bit of Chocolate final

My last devotion/journal entry included the concept of grace. Today’s entry pairs grace with mercy. Mercy is the act by which God withholds what we deserve. Why? The answer is Christ and the cross.

“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree (cross), that we may cease from sinning and live for righteousness. By his wounds you were healed.” I Peter 2:24

Grace is God’s free gift given once for all. Mercy is given new every morning.

“His compassion never ends. It is only the Lord’s mercies that have kept us from complete destruction. Great is his faithfulness; his loving-kindness begins afresh each day. My soul claims the Lord as my inheritance; therefore I will hope in him.” Lamentations 3:22-24

I like to think of my morning quiet times as drops of mercy. God showers me lavishly, refreshes me and fills me up for the day.

Drops of mercy:

Ephesians 1: 1-6 (NIV)

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,

To God’s holy people in Ephesus,the faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.

Did you catch the part that says, “Blessed us with every spiritual blessing?”

I don’t know about you but most days I live short of this truth. Life speeds by and in the busyness, the stress—the daily-ness I sometimes hear a dominating whisper telling me lies. This voice begins every lie with, “I.”

“I am….”

“I am not…”

“I will never…”

“I will always…”

Um hmm, this voice is Satan’s voice and he hopes I will repeat and believe every word he says.

I am learning not to listen and to never again repeat the lies. I am replacing them with God’s truth. I am speaking God’s truth out loud over my life.

I want the spiritual blessings. We have many blessings and provisions found in scripture. Here are five:

I am forgiven.  I John 2:12 (TLB) “I am writing these things to all of you, my little children, because your sins have been forgiven in the name of Jesus our Savior.”

I am loved. I John 4:10 (NIV) “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”

I am cleansed. I John 1:9 (NLT) “But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.”

I am chosen. Ephesians 1:4 (NIV) “For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.”

I am a princess; the daughter of the King of the universe. II Corinthians 6:18 (NIV) “And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”

I am a princess daughter. You too are, or can be, a princess daughter, or a prince son, of the Most High God; Creator and King of the Universe.

Below is one of my favorite Psalms; it is rich in truth. Pray it out loud thanking God for who He is. He knows you intimately and He loves you. Better yet, if you have accepted His One and Only Son, Jesus, as your Lord and Savior then He forgives you and cleanses you.

If you are not sure about who Jesus is or if He truly exists; call on His name and ask Him to reveal Himself to you. He is not hiding—He wants to be found! In the right margin you will find a section titled, “Jesus”. 

Psalm 103 (NIV)

Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

The Lord works righteousness
and justice for all the oppressed.

He made known his ways to Moses,
his deeds to the people of Israel:
The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse,
nor will he harbor his anger forever;
10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

13 As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
14 for he knows how we are formed,
he remembers that we are dust.
15 The life of mortals is like grass,
they flourish like a flower of the field;
16 the wind blows over it and it is gone,
and its place remembers it no more.
17 But from everlasting to everlasting
the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
and his righteousness with their children’s children—
18 with those who keep his covenant
and remember to obey his precepts.

19 The Lord has established his throne in heaven,
and his kingdom rules over all.

20 Praise the Lord, you his angels,
you mighty ones who do his bidding,
who obey his word.
21 Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts,
you his servants who do his will.
22 Praise the Lord, all his works
everywhere in his dominion.

Praise the Lord, my soul.