Yesterday we looked at the importance of the thoughts we choose to think. A critical part of this is what we allow to fill our minds.
Colossians 3:16 tells us, "Let the word of Christ dwell (LIVE) in you richly..." It is a powerful thing to commit Scripture to memory and allow the Lord to make it a part of you!
Some benefits of memorizing Scripture: ~ It helps shape how you think, what you do, and who you become. ~ Your heart is filled with Truth and you gain the Lord’s mind on things. ~ You are better able to identify the lies of Satan and fight his attacks. ~ You always have Scripture with you. ~ It often comes to mind when you need it the most. ~ It gives you guidance for every situation of life. ~ It helps you to always have a ready answer. ~ The Lord will use it to speak to you, to help you know Him more, and to change your heart.
Helps in memorizing: ~ Ask the Lord to show you verses to memorize. ~ Find a regular time to memorize - in your devotions, when you are doing the dishes, etc. ~ Write the verse on a 3x5 card and carry it with you - or put it in a place you will see it often! ~
Method - As you memorize a verse, it can help to work in segments. You
can start by memorizing 5 words. Once you get those down, you can add a
few more. Go through as much as you have memorized and keep adding more
as you work! ~ Set (realistic) goals for memorizing. ~ Find someone to hold you accountable!
Job 22:22, "Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart."
As you commit the Lord’s Word to memory, He will bring beautiful results!
Today ~ Choose and memorize 1 verse.
Psalms 119:9-11, "Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to
thy word. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander
from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might
not sin against thee."