Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Where do I begin?

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Last weeks challenge from Ann at Holy Experience convicted me. As I said last Wednesday, I don't have a formal scripture memorization plan. I know the Word from years and years of familiarity, from reading it, studying it, teaching it. But last week, as I read Ann's blog and others who follow her blog, I was convicted to begin to memorize, (verbatim with references), the scripture. The dilemma is, where do I begin? Proverbs 27:7 says that to the hungry, even the bitter things are sweet...what this means to me is that ALL of God's Word is good, sweet, nourishing. Once you grasp the truth that everything God does is motivated by love, then even the difficult things, like the passages of scripture that speak about His judgements, become sweet. Which leads me back to my question...I've got a little pack of spiral bound index cards all ready and waiting for me to write the verses on for review...but where do I begin? After all, it's God's Word, and it's all good!


  1. I love how you shared the truth of how you were resting on your earlier years of memorizing Scripture. How easy it is to get by with things we've done in the past. But the Holy Spirit convicted you and you took action. Praise God!

    Thank you for sharing from your heart. Love is the greatest motivator ...not duty.


  2. May I make a suggestion on what to memorize? Choose a passage that speaks into your life in this particular season. What do you most need from Him? Or what do you most need to GIVE Him right now? Do you need confidence? Memorize how much he loves you? Do you want to offer up praise? Choose a fitting Psalm. Do you need wisdom for a difficult situation right now? Choose a verse or two from Proverbs.
    Bless you in your endeavor :)

  3. What a great problem to have. :-) All ready and packed for a trip. I'll add another suggestion: my daughter and I are memorizing Fighter Verses together and it's been very profitable. You can find Set A here.

    Blessings on your endeavor! It won't come back empty. God is so good.

  4. God has dropped into my heart what to do...I will tell you about it tomorrow!


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