Monday, February 2, 2009

Hiding His Word

In the year 2009, I have committed to memorizing at least 24 verses from the Bible. I have to admit, scripture memory is not something that comes easily to me, and even though I know and believe all of the benefits of having God's word just a thought away (instead of having to pick up my big, fat, gray Bible), I have struggled and struggled with having good success.

All credit to God, I have managed to memorize 3 verses so far. They sometimes come out a little paraphrased, but they are close. Even my husband and my daughter have joined in. They see the verses posted all over the house and will spontaneously call to me, "Say Psalm 143 verse 9 and 10 - NOW! And I must recite immediately. It is really hilarious, but I don't want to get caught not knowing it at all!

So, the first two weeks of February, I am going to work on one of my very favorite passages. It is one that I have tried to memorize before because I need it so badly. Every time I have tried, I can get part of it, but not all of it. Or the words will get out of order. Determination again! I am going to memorized Philippians 4:8.

Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.

Phil. 4:8 NIV

I desperately need this verse. It accompanies well the on-line Bible study that I am doing too, Self Talk Soul Talk. One of my character flaws in negative thinking. So, knowing that God is the ONLY way that I can make any changes in myself, in my thoughts, I thought I would memorized the instructions that He provides for my thinking patterns.

If you are curious about the almost 1600 women that are memorizing together, go check out
Beth Moore and the LPM Blog
You will be blessed!

Have a day full of God thoughts!


grey like snuffie said...

Your husband and daughter challenging with you the "NOW" command cracked me up. Mine are really paraphrased...the nearly elderly brain doesn't quite remember like it used to. :)

Letters From Midlife said...

This is inspiring. I have been trying to commit scripture to memory that reminds me of how God keeps all his promises. Whenever fear or anxiety rears its ugly head, I meditate on who God is and how everything He promises is true forever.

Gail W. said...

Your hubby and daughter are joining in - how much fun is THAT!?! I love these verses, too. And I am certain God is happier with paraphrasing than with not bothering. Like you, I've been amazed at the response to Beth Moore's call to memorize. Let the Word go forth!