Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Scripture Memory

A better title for this blog might be "called out". At the beginning of the year I started posting the scriptures I was memorizing and asked others to join me. After a relatively short time my posts for updating were often a day or three later than they should have been. So instead of being disciplined and/or just confessing my weaknesses in posting - I quit posting about scripture memory. I might also add that satan was more than happy to put thoughts in my head of "who cares what verse you are memorizing anyway" or similar thoughts. Maybe no one in blog world cared what verse I was memorizing, but God did and so did the enemy. The memory would draw me closer to the Lord and honor Him. The scripture memory would also increase my weapons of warfare and ammunition against the enemy.

Although I continued on, I have to confess it was not with the same commitment as if I had been posting them. So here I am several months late and 5 days late for this month alone. But this is the verse God has laid on my heart for this time around and oh how desperately I have needed it!

So do not throw away your confidence;
it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when
you have done the will of God, you will receive what
he has promised. Hebrews 10:35-36 NIV

A little ironic huh?

Feel free to post a comment with the verse you are currently memorizing. I will update scripture memory again on August 15th. I only say that for my own accountability. (thank you Beth)


Jenilee said...

This is an area I need to get better in! I want to grow in memorizing God's Word. thanks for the challenge!

Beth H said...

You are not alone, Kim. I said I was "in" but have certainly not kept up with my Scripture memory verses. In fact, I had pretty much forgotten about the whole thing. Until Sunday. God led me in a roundabout way to a verse I really needed to hear again--one that I already knew, that I have "given" to others in need, and yet, it never came to my mind--and I needed it. Strange how I couldn't "remember" it, and when I looked up the reference, I thought, "Oh, yeah, how could I have forgotten?" So, I am going to spend some time with Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV).

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

Anonymous said...

Thanks Kim! I need to make a commitment to memorize scripture and use it to live a live that honors and glorifies my heavenly Father!

" Do not worry about anything but in everything , by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God. which transcends all understanding , will guard your hearts, and your minds in Christ Jesus." Phiipians 4:6-8