Saturday, June 8, 2013

Sunday Thoughts

Do you memorize Scripture? I used to know a lot of Scripture because my Grandmother (bless her dear heart) would do a "Bible Study" with me every Saturday. She kept a book of Scriptures that I memorized. She would add a new Scripture about every two weeks as that was about how long it took me to memorize a new Scripture. She didn't give me overly long verses, but they were perfect for a 9 or 10 year old little girl. I still have that book with Scriptures written in her hand and it is one of my most treasured possessions! 

I say I used to know Scriptures because after my Grandmother passed away, I got lazy about memorizing Scriptures. I have tried over the years to memorize and there are some favorites that I do know, but not as many as I would like or feel that I need to hide in my heart. I love when I can call up a Scripture from memory when I need it or when I need to share it with someone. I really don't like it either when I can't recite it correctly or know where in the Bible it is. That's just rather humiliating and not very helpful either!

So, I'm really going to work on memorization. I started using this Bible Memory system and I really like it! The great thing is you can use it online or on your smart phone.

It takes you through several steps to help you memorize it and I've found it really great in helping me to do just that. I also write my Scriptures in a book just because it's special to do this. I've treasured my Scripture book from my Grandmother and am glad that I have something tangible to hold in my hands, but this system is really, really helpful to memorize the Scripture. 

Here are some Scriptures that I'm memorizing right now:

My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. 
Psalm 73:26

He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?
Micah 6:8

Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing.  My brethren, these things ought not to be so.  Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening? 
James 3:10-11

He will not be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.  His heart is established; He will not be afraid, Until he sees his desire upon his enemies.
Psalm 112:7-8 

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, And You are exalted as head over all. 
1 Chronicles 29:11
Won't you join me in memorizing Scripture? Leave me a comment and let me know what Scriptures you're memorizing!  Have a blessed Sunday!

God bless you - Julie

1 comment:

  1. Good Morning Julie! I have fallen away from memorizing scripture in the last two years I am ashamed to say. I would like to rememorize Psalm 27. I used to walk outside for exercise and read it from my small pieces of paper. That worked for me. I also have a book to write down memory verses I have memorized.


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