Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Memory Verses.

I have never tried to memorize Scripture... and I think there's something wrong with that. As a young child, I remember pre-school and daycare teachers trying to get us to memorize Bible verses, but what 5 year old wants to sit and recite words when they could be playing with a fake kitchen set? 
Anyways, in my youth group years I attended a Church where we often fought against the legalism that can come with memorizing verses (not that there's anything wrong with a Bible Bowl, but our intentions are sometimes skewed), so I've never really grasped the value of the practice.  But lately, it seems like everywhere I go people are encouraging memorizing Scripture. So I'm going to start. I encourage you to join me! I'm excited to see where it leads. 

"Yes, Lord, walking in the way of Your laws, we wait for You; Your Name and Your renown are the desire of our hearts. My soul yearns for You in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for You. When Your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness." - Isaiah 26:8-9


  1. "I have hidden your Word in my heart" Psalm 19:11

  2. I just read about something on Beth Moore's blog where she is encouraging women to memorize 24 verses this year, and their notebook of verses is their ticket to a retreat in January of 2012! I know all kinds of verses from the King James Version, so I must have memorized them as a child. I do think it's harder when we are older, but guess it can't hurt to try exercising those memory muscles again!

  3. Hallie, I was the same way until this last summer. I have a dear and close friend that encouraged myself and many others to memorize scripture after she read a book called, "the Hiding Place," by Corrie Ten Boom. This is a story of a lady and her sister that had everything taken and stripped away from them when entering a concentration camp in WWII. The only thing they had left were the words of the Lord that they had hidden in their hearts. While I haven't read the book, it still encouraged me to memorize scripture even if it doesn't receive a grade or sticker on a chart. Good luck!