Wednesday, October 26

hiding His Word in my heart

All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. -- 2 Tim. 3:16-17

If there's one thing I've been convicted of recently and over the past several months, it's been my neglect of memorizing scripture. I'm a fan of reading biographies of m's and other strong believers that have run the good race before us. I think biographies make for an easy read that both motivate and convict me. Consistently, with every biography I've read over the past year, I've noticed the reoccurring blessing of hiding the Father's Word in your heart. Whether the person was in a prison camp, on a long journey on a boat, hiding in a tiny nook from soliders, or riding in a car across boarders that weren't safe to cross....the Father always blessed them with His Word that they had long ago tucked away in their heart. In many cases, they had nothing. Not even the written Word to give them comfort. But the Lrod would bring the perfect scripture or hymn to their mind and it was then that they would find peace.

It got me thinking...if I found myself in a situation where I really needed the Word but didn't have it at hand, what would I be able to recover from memory? Let's see....good ol' John 3:16. Then there's "Jseus wept"...ummm..."I can do all things through He who strengthens me"..
What about songs? "Father Abraham had many sons, many sons had Father Abraham"???
OK, I might be exaggerating with the songs a bit...but after realizing how little scripture I could recover from memory, I felt a bit childish. So, that was the first song I thought of...

While I was browsing on a particular website of interest that involves pins...OK! OK! I was on Pinterest again...I came across a blog of a mom that makes pretty scripture memory cards that you can download for free and print out. Check it out: So, I decided to take advantage of her mad skills and started printing away! I'm committing a verse a week to memory. I taped my first verse on the inside of my front door. I chose this location because I get antsy sometimes...and when that happens...I have to get out and be productive or I'll turn into "bum on the couch with laptop on my lap" mode. Since I have to walk through the front door in order to go out, I'm constantly reminded of my scripture for the week. It's also a good way to get my attitude in check before I go out into a world of lostness.

Scripture of the week!

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