Thursday, January 27, 2011

Scripture Memorization

One of my goals for this year is to memorize one Scripture passage (not necessarily just one verse) a week.  So far, so good.  Today, via Ann Voskamp, I found this great (and free) memory aide.  I tried it out and it is awesome!  Go take a look.  Try it out with John 3:16.  I've got a widget over to the right from there with my current Scripture.

Why memorize Scripture? 

Chuck Swindoll wrote, "I know of no other single practice in the Christian life more rewarding, practically speaking, than memorizing Scripture... No other single exercise pays greater spiritual dividends! Your prayer life will be strengthened. Your witnessing will be sharper and much more effective. Your attitudes and outlook will begin to change. Your mind will become alert and observant. Your confidence and assurance will be enhanced. Your faith will be solidified." (Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life [Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994], p. 61).

Dallas Willard says in a piece entitled Personal Soul Care, "This practice of memorizing the Scriptures is more important than a daily quiet time, for as we fill our minds with these great passages and have them available for our meditation, 'quiet time' takes over the entirety of our lives."

But the best reasons of all are found in the Scriptures themselves.  Here are only two of that multitude of reasons:

"Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee."  Psalm 119:11

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."  Psalm 119:105

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  1. Hi Lady Dorothy! Just popped in to see your blog! Love it!
    And I wanted to tell you that you are one of my favorite online friends! So glad God allowed our paths to cross in this life,and glad that we will also know one another on the next as well!
    Janice Jenkins

  2. Precious the Word of God hidden in our heart and surfacing when we need it.

  3. Thanks for sharing the memory aide! I need to check it out! Memorizing Scripture is always my desire but takes so much discipline.

  4. Thank you Lady Dorothy! This (scripture memorization) has been on my to do list :)Thanks for the helpful links. Thanks for popping over to em-belle-ish. I think I will wear the shoes :)

  5. Anonymous3:05 PM

    I enjoyed and appreciated your comment on Brocante Home~God bless you! :)

  6. An excellent goal for everyone! I adore the new header.

    I am hosting a Valentine giveaway on my blog and I hope you will stop by and enter.

    Have a lovely weekend.


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