Thursday, September 15, 2011

memorizing Scripture.

I love digging deep in God's Word. It is such a precious gift.

One thing I want to start concentrating on is memorizing Scripture.

When I was a counselor at camp, we could memorize verses every day to get points for our team. It was awesome, and the theme verse for the week - 1 John 2:6 - still pops into my head all the time. I love it when verses pop into my head. SO encouraging!

"Your Word have I hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You." - Psalm 119:11

Memorizing Scripture can also stop us from stumbling. At that point of temptation it can come to our minds and be like NO. DON'T YOU DO THAT. GLORIFY GOD INSTEAD!

Therefore, I want more verses to pop into my head. How do I do this? Memorize them! And work on it every day!

I'm going to start out small and grow, hopefully. Like one passage per month so I can focus on a verse or two a week. Then they'll really be stuck in my head.

I'd also like to focus on verses that can be helpful for women specifically. If you have any passage suggestions please do share with me!

If you want to follow along and memorize the verses too, then let me know so we can encourage each other! You'll be able to locate the verses for the month at the top menu bar.

For the rest of September, I want to memorize Romans 8:31-39. I'll separate it into three sections to make it easier.

31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.

 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written: “ For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”

37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

This seems like it could be Paul's pregame speech. Like he was telling the Romans to gear up to serve Christ and giving them all these awesome reasons not to be afraid and to be confident in the Lord. I know it definitely pumps me I should put on a helmet and run through a banner that says "GO JESUS" or something after I read it. Which is why I want to memorize it.

I'm going to write it on our bathroom mirror.

I just wrote it on our bathroom mirror. Good.

Those words are gonna be hidden in my heart before I know it.


  1. Ashley, thanks so much for this challenge. I used to memorize verses all the time for Awana and such, but I've really let it fall to the wayside as I've gotten older. I would love to encourage one another with this, so I'm planning on memorizing Romans 8:31-39 with you. :) Keep me updated on how it's going!

  2. That's interesting because I've been burdened about memorizing more Scripture lately. I working on the first chapter of Romans and it's been such a blessing. Love the idea of writing it on the bathroom mirror!

  3. That is wonderful to be learning Scripture. I have so many that the Lord has laid on my heart in recent months. Romans 8 is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible. I also love Isaiah... chapter 40 is full of wonderful treasures, as is chapters 43 and 61. John 15:1-4 is what our pastor has been speaking on recently and it has been wonderful learning how God sometimes has to prune us to cause us to be more fruitful. Anyway, continue to learn that Scripture and hide it in your heart.

  4. Awesome, Carrie! I'm glad we'll be able to encourage each other. I've almost got the first part down and I'm about to move on to the rest. :)

    Mrs. Fowler - that's so cool that you say that because I was already thinking about doing one of those chapters from Isaiah next! LOVE those! Thank you for your encouragement!



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