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 up...like 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.