Bible Memorization…for Mom
We always instill to our children the need to memorize Bible verses. We’ve done Awana and many other at home methods. Yet, this year I did something for ME!
A friend asked me if I wanted to memorize Psalm 25 with her. I gladly accepted the “challenge” and it was an awesome experience. We would work on it on our own, but then in the morning or throughout the day, we would text it to each other. Having this accountability was necessary for me. I know without a doubt that if I had tried to do it on my own, I never would have completed the chapter.
At one point in the beginning, it got hard. It just seemed daunting to be able to commit the whole chapter to memory and I was struggling. Lo, and behold, we were having prayer group at my house and my friend brought a special guest.
This dear lady was such an inspiration and right when I needed it. You see, she was starting to lose her short term memory. Several times in our short visit she asked the same questions.
But when my friend started to tell her about our challenge to memorize Psalm 25, she lit up. She began reciting it from memory. I felt the tears well up in my eyes as I watched this dear sister in Christ, and a prayer warrior in her time, whose memory was failing..but the Word of God was firmly planted in her heart. The words came out of her mouth, and as they did, it was like the Lord showing me that I not only could memorize His Word, it was necessary.
So my friend and I managed to get through Psalm 25. I found myself some mornings waking up and reciting it in my head as I drifted between sleep and awake. It was being hidden in my heart.
I find myself now, still drawing on that chapter when needed. The Word is being etched into my soul. It’s one thing to read, study, and learn…but oh, another to weave it into your very being.
So this week I am starting to memorize one of my very favorite chapters in the Bible- Romans 12. I will be using this chapter for much of our ladies Summer Retreat in July, and I know if I am going to speak on it, I better be living it and it better be living in me.
The even more beautiful thing? My son offered to memorize it with me. The one who can be challenging at times and gives me a run for my money 😉 Our kids are watching, and I am grateful he can see just how important God’s Word is to Mommy.
Do you memorize the Word? Have you thought about it? If not, I would encourage you to do so, It is life-changing and will bring joy to your soul.