Thursday, October 1, 2015

memorizing the Word of God


I am continuing to share the Navigators’ Hand Illustration (click THIS LINK to learn more) this week that helps us get more from the word of God.  See the picture above for the pieces of the illustration.

Today’s piece is about MEMORIZING Scripture.  This is something that I learned as a young child by being part of a group that did Bible trivia and other games with the kids at church.  I have heard adults say that it is hard to memorize verses from the Bible, yet it is my belief that anyone can memorize Bible verses.  Just start somewhere!

How can a young person stay pure?  By obeying your word… I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

The Bible literally is God’s love letter to us, His children.  From Genesis to Revelation there are parts to apply, to learn from and to share with others.  The best way to share verses from the Bible is to put those verses in your heart and mind so that they come out in normal conversations.

When we share the word with others, we are able to encourage people the way Jesus did.  When we memorize the Bible, we are able to use those verses in the situations that we find ourselves in each day.

Memorizing verses from God’s word puts the guidebook for life much closer to us and more apt to be followed.  What we treasure we spend time with and talk about much.

As you desire to memorize Scripture start with some short verses that mean something to you.  Then move on to a few verses that stick out.  The biggest thing to do is to simply start.  Hide God’s word in your heart.  It will change you and change those around you too.


NOTE:

My mom, Judy Harrison, moved in to hospice care yesterday after deciding not to continue treatment, and our family appreciates your prayers. 

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