School’s out, it’s already hot, the kids are home, and I’m already tired. So I need my fellow Women at the Well and God’s Word more than ever.
My faith-spilling-over friend, Betsy De Cruz, is giving us just what we need today, and it’s a treasure:
What comes to your mind when you hear “Scripture Memory?” Do you roll your eyes and groan? Maybe the last thing you need is one more item to add to your “Good Bible Study Girl” To-Do list. I don’t mean to take a flippant attitude toward God’s Word, but sometimes we have thoughts like this, don’t we?
When it comes to memorizing scripture, many of us have been there and done that. We remember reciting our verses in Sunday school to get the candy. Some of us gave up on scripture memory a long time ago because we can’t remember our phone number, much less memorize a Bible verse! Yet memorizing God’s Word is one of the most important things we can do to grow our faith.
I definitely don’t need one more box to check off of any list, but sometimes I do need something better to think about than my own whining thoughts. I need a way to take God’s Word with me when I go out into the world. I need weapons to fight against the lies and discouragement that Satan throws my way. That’s why I’m going back to scripture memory.
Memorizing Scripture is a Life-Giving Discipline.
Memorization is a practical way to store scripture in our hearts, treasure it, and keep it close. God’s Word grows our faith and strengthens us in the battle against sin.
Committing God’s Word to memory brings rich rewards:
- It helps transform our thoughts and renew our minds.
- We grow closer to God as we hide His Word in our hearts.
- God’s word empowers us and gives us wisdom.
- Scripture is our weapon against the lies and attacks of the enemy.
- It gives us encouragement and hope to share with others.
Visit Faithspillingover.com to learn how to get started.
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Betsy de Cruz says
Thanks for sharing this, Christie! I just posted it on FB. I love the look of your site. Blessings on your ministry!
Betsy, you have a way of making me want to do things I’d formerly resisted. I have so much scripture written on my heart from my growing-up days, but very little from adulthood. The busyness of life has convinced me that I “can’t” memorize, or that I’m “too old” to memorize. And, then you come in, and the Spirit whispers to me — “listen and learn.” I want to have ears to hear. Thanks for always having a gentle message of truth. (( xoxo ))
Betsy de Cruz says
Hi Brenda. Thanks for your comment here, friend. Funny thing. I just received an email notification of it today, July 20th!!! Yes, I want to have ears to hear as well.