Memorizing scripture is the discipline I struggle with the most (I blame my AAADD). Needless to say, when I stepped up and made a commitment to memorize various passages each month in 2010, a little part of my brain yelled out, “Are you nuts! What are you doing?”
Well, I’m halfway through the year and so far, I’m pretty close to keeping up with our memory verses. Still catching up on the reading plan, but here is one of the verses I nailed down:
“Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”
– Joshua 1:8
- Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth – keep it as a part of your vocabulary; talk about, and work it into your conversations on a routine basis.
- Meditate on it day and night – read it, think about it, and apply it to your life every single day. Sermons and small groups are great, but daily individual study is essential!
- So that you may be careful to do everything written in it – warning: the further away from scripture we find ourselves, the further away we are from what God has for us.
- Then you will be prosperous and successful – true success and prosperity comes from a focused life on God and His word.
It is amazing to me how one small sentence can speak so powerfully into various parts of a persons life. That’s one of the things I find so fascinating about the Bible, and I’m looking forward to how God will use this next!