Wednesday, September 16, 2015
On Bible Memory and Why We Should
Memorization has just never been my strong suit. I am super good at memorizing details. . . strange details that NOBODY else remembers, but words. . . that's another story! I get distracted. I get really distracted. And, really, let's just be honest, it takes work. And quite frankly, after trying to do the many things on my to-do list & keeping my kids alive, my brain is tired and run down. Oh, and should I mention that once you turn 30 or have kids something happens to your brain and you forget things. . . even important things! It's a REAL problem.
But, last year, something happened. Something changed inside me. I became a table leader for the Bible Study I go to. My co-leader and I challenged our ladies to memorize certain verses that stood out to us during our weekly studies. Suddenly, I was in a position, where I couldn't use the excuse that I wasn't any good at Bible Memory. I couldn't challenge my fellow ladies (younger AND older than myself) and then ignore the challenge. I needed to work on this part of my spiritual life and grow in this area. Also, one of my dear sweet mom-friends, was at my table and she memorizes entire books in order to keep her sanity. So, if she could do that, then I could certainly memorize one or two verses!
So, I started making pretty cards (because I like pretty things) to put around the house in places where I frequent: the kitchen sink, the jogging stroller, the bathroom mirror, the dashboard of the car, and even the computer. Believe it or not, I suddenly started memorizing scripture. And it really wasn't that hard.
Are you reading God's Word, but wanting more? I highly recommend memorizing some verses and see what happens. But, don't stop there. . . find a friend and do it together. Keep each other accountable. Reward yourselves with a treat, even. Grow together. I promise it's worth it!
Here's one to print out if you want to get started today.