Monday, January 23, 2012
The Rusty Memorizer Returns!
I decided to memorize Colossians this year. I used to do Memory Mondays with Joann...and well, her life is forever changed...and I sort of fell out of the habit of daily/weekly memorizing. I lacked discipline.
Why does it matter? Sometimes, you don't always have a Bible handy...or you're lying awake at night and it's dark. Verses don't pop into your head as readily in those important moments...unless you're storing them up in your heart! I can do plenty of praying...or singing (some of those songs are verses)...but Scripture itself...is such a corrector, such a comfort!
But, I'm rusty. The ole memorizer is creakin' and a groanin' ya'll! The first two weeks required minimal effort but this week...Oui, I had to work for it!
I'd been chanting away...
"the faith and love that springs from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel that has come to you. In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world...just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God's grace." SEE it IS long isn't it!?
But, my heart was really struck when my kids noticed my memory mutterings the other day. Whatcha doin' Mom? Oh, you're learning your Bible verses? I didn't know you did that??
OUCH...I practice their verses with them for Sunday School...but I've never modeled memory for them. The whole point of being a role model is to show that something is IMPORTANT...has VALUE...and should be perservered through....for an eternal purpose.
Thank God for putting this resolution on my heart. I hope my children see the LIGHT from His Word...shining off my silly head!
If you read this...and want a little accountability of your own...just sent me a comment about what Bible Verse you're trying to memorize...and I'll pray for you and check in again to see how you're doing! Just some Sisterly love from me to you.