For me having God in my life is really important. For the month of October joined with my friend, Lisa and Do Not Depart to memorise Isaiah 12. There are only six verses and really there shouldn’t have been a problem, but it was all those little, joining words that kept getting me, such as ‘and, will or in.’
I mastered the first three verses relatively quickly and then struggled with the last three. I am putting this down to the repetition of the words in the verses. I think I have it, now! This is the written version –
You will say in that day, I will give thanks to you, O Lord for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away that you might comfort me.
Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and my song and he has become my salvation.
You will draw water from the wells of salvation.
And you will say in that day, give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his holy deeds among the people, proclaim that his name is exalted.
Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously, let this be made known in all the earth.
Shout and sing for joy, O inhabitants of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.
I apologise for the bad grammar, but I gave up trying to work out what should be where so that i could feel the words in my heart and not just hear them in my mind. Though I have been anger for so long, He is not angry with me, but gives me His strength and offers me Salvation and in return He asks that I tell the world about Him, Jesus Christ, His life, His mission and His love for us.
And I did this – I hope it is loud enough!