Friday, June 22, 2012

The Power of Memorizing Scripture

A precious young woman named Michelle shares with us what the Lord is doing as she seeks Him through the Summer Devotions Pursuit this summer:

Memorizing Scripture is one of my weaknesses. As pathetic as it may sound, the thought of memorizing a Bible verse intimidates me.

Have I done it before? Well, yes. I have.

Have I done it often? Shamefully, no. While I may have started on a passage, I’ve often felt overwhelmed and a “victim” of poor memory.

Without a doubt, I’m in for a big challenge this summer - a wonderful God-honoring challenge as I am pressured to memorize at least one verse per week. Already, I’m simply amazed at seeing, by God’s grace, the fruit of my endeavors to memorize portions of His Word. While struggling with the flesh and sin, it has been immensely encouraging and life-changing to see these verses flash into my mind as a reminder of Who I live for.

As a result, my love for God’s Word has grown. With a greater passion than before, I’m thankful for God’s Word. I’m thankful for the ability to read it, memorize it, and share it. I’m thankful that so many other girls and young women are on this journey of pursuing God, to know Him more. 

Clearly, we’re in for a delightfully life-changing summer with Jesus! (Is 55:11; Heb 4:12; 2 Tim 3:16-17)