Monday, January 4, 2010

Scripture Memory Mondays

Now that I am too old for Awana or the Bible Drill team, Scripture memory is something that I have definitely struggled with since being a part of such valuable programs. I often have good intentions - for I know how crucial this discipline of meditation and memorization is for the believer's heart, soul, and mind - and I even have a stack of Scripture cards that I wrote out months ago in hopes of beginning a new "plan." Well, I figure a new year is as good a time as any to begin following through with such intentions. So I decided - for the sake of personal accountability - to begin Scripture Memory Mondays. Every Monday, I hope (key word) to post a verse(s) of Scripture to work on memorizing during the week. I am thinking that posting this on the blog will help me be consistent. Like I said, I AM DOING THIS FOR MY OWN SAKE, but if you find yourself identifying with my struggle to consistently memorize God's Word, hopefully doing this will prove helpful to you as well. And if you'd rather, work on memorizing a different verse than the one I posted - one that may be a bit more relevant to a struggle, situation you may be facing, etc. But if not, join me in memorizing the same, and hopefully by the end of the year, we will have 52 verses in our spiritual "tool box" to chew on or pull out during times that we must battle the lies and temptations of our enemy.

So, for Verse 1 . . . I read this yesterday morning and received great encouragement. I thought it may refresh the soul of another mother who too is overwhelmed at times with caring for children or being concerned about their tomorrows. If you can't relate to that, I KNOW you will be encouraged as well; for God's Word is living and active and meets us exactly where we are.
(*NOTE: You can click on the words highlighted in brown.)

"But You, O LORD, are a shield for me,
My glory and the One who lifts up my head."
Psalm 3:3 (NASB)

And If you are really ambitious, go ahead and memorize the rest of the chapter (5 verses total.) I didn't want to be too overwhelmed though and therefore not do it - (I tend to struggle with an "all or nothing" mentality at times...definitely working on that!) So I thought starting with one verse was a good goal. But if we get this down easily, why not shoot for more!

May God's Word be our Bread of choice in 2010!


Marissa said...

This is so great! I think I'll post mine on the fridge so I can see them everytime I walk by. I miss the good ol' Bible Drill days. Too bad Circlewood doesn't have that. Do they?

Melanie said...

Great post Katie! I too struggle with Scripture memorization. I've chosen a list of verses that I really want to work on, so for the first one I made 5 notecards - 1 for the bathroom mirror, one for my purse, one for the car, one in my Bible, and one to tape inside my cubbie at work. Hopefully by seeing the verses many times a day it will serve as a reminder and help me to learn more of God's Word. :) I'm starting out with shorter verses, but I definitely have some passages I want to work on that are several verses long - but baby steps for now. Give my love to the kiddos :)

teresa pugh said...

Thanks for the challenge and the love you are modeling for the hearts of my grandchildren! John David loves the Bible. Soon his heart will be converted by the Word and his ability to retain the Word will only aid that process. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.

Susan McPherson said...

Ok, so I'm a day late, but I think I will start with this verse with you! What a great verse, Katie!

David and Katie Kizziah said...

So glad you ladies are going to join me! I definitely need you all for accountability. Great ideas on where to post our verses! I've already put your fridge one into practice, Marissa. Maybe I will be able to follow through with some of your ideas too, Melanie - what a great way to surround yourself with Scripture throughout the day.
Love to you, ladies. I'm thankful to be able to walk through this Christian life with you.