If you haven't joined me yet for *She Sparkles* A to Z Scripture Memory Challenge it's never too late to jump in! The way I see it, any Scripture you have memorized is a bonus, so why not start now with "H"!
H - How awesome is the Lord Most High, the great King over all the Earth! ~ Psalm 47:2
Memorization comes easier to some than it does to others, but God calls each of us to hide His Word in our hearts. I'm definitely in the "others" category here, so I can relate with those of you who struggle.
Maybe you're in the same boat thinking, "I'm no good at that." Good news! You don't have to be good at it because God is good at it!
"But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you." ~ John 14:26
If we make the effort to learn Scripture, the Holy Spirit will help us remember it. How great is that?
Perhaps time is the issue. Since I don't have any empty blocks of time just waiting to be filled up, and I'm sure you don't either, that means I have to be creative with the time I do have. As King Solomon said (Ecclesiastes 1:9), "There's nothing new under the sun." Time has always been an issue.
"These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. ~ Deuteronomy 6:6-9
I'm not always a fan of multi-tasking, but I make an exception when it comes to memorizing Scripture.
* I keep verses on the bathroom mirror so I can go over them while I wash my hands.
* I'll print out a verse or passage in a large font and glance at it while I'm cleaning the floor or weeding a flower bed.
* I leave the ipod at home and go over memory verses as I walk.
I never walk alone. If I'm not walking with another person, I'm walking with God. I find it's a great time to pray, go over a lesson I'll be teaching, or work on the verses I'm memorizing.
I took my grandson for a walk this week, and discovered the cupholders on his stroller are a great place to hold my verses!
Added bonus: Adam gets to start hearing God's Word at an early age.
Lord, I thank you for making the impossible possible. Thank you for giving us the ability to memorize scripture no matter what our circumstances. While it takes effort putting it to memory, it's such a blessing to have it come to mind just when I need it!
About the title of this post - pushing the stroller somehow became "strollin'" and even though I've never watched the show, the theme from "Rawhide" became stuck in my head. Listen at your own risk!
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