January was Mega Memory Month 4 (MMM4), hosted by Ann Kroeker. And today is our MMM4 Party. It’s time to celebrate our progress and flex our newfound memory muscles. We really know how to have a good time.[This reminds me of the birthday party from the movie Akeelah and the Bee, where the kids had a Scrabble tournament. Sort of cool in a geeky way.]
I’ve arrived to this shindig late (no intent on being fashionable, just didn’t get to my laptop earlier in the day) . . . any MMM4 partygoers still rocking the blogosphere tonight?!
hmmm . . . I think I’m here chatting to myself, but I’m going to celebrate anyhow. (You know, the brain is out already . . .)
As you may recall, I wanted to get brain buff in January 2010. Colossians 2:6–15 and Ephesians 6:10–18 were the passages selected for my workouts. As the days passed, I discovered that mental workouts are just as difficult to fit in as physical ones. Halfway through, I knew I had to scale back my vision to focus just on the Colossians passage.
Now, at the end of 31 days, I am happy with my progress. I don’t have it down perfectly, but if I use the first-letter prompts, I’ve got it. I plan to keep toting my verse cards about in February to firm up my work.
The final verses (13–15) from my Colossians passage gives much for us to celebrate—check them out from the Amplified Bible:
And you who were dead in trespasses and in the uncircumcision of your flesh (your sensuality, your sinful carnal nature), [God] brought to life together with [Christ], having [freely] forgiven us all our transgressions, having cancelled and blotted out and wiped away the handwriting of the note (bond) with its legal decrees and demands which was in force and stood against us (hostile to us). This [note with its regulations, decrees, and demands] He set aside and cleared completely out of our way by nailing it to [His] cross. [God] disarmed the principalities and powers that were ranged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing over them in Him and in it [the cross].
Isn’t that great? God has battled for us, to wrest us out of the enemy’s control and to free us from the penalty of sin.
Now that’s something to celebrate.