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Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. You may recall from last week, today, we're kicking off our mini scripture memorization series. On the first Monday of each month, for anyone who wants to participate, we're going to share a verse that we want to commit to memory this month in the comments. The verse can be as short or as long as you like.
I'm so excited about doing this, because lately I've been learning SO much about how important it is that we take the time to not only read God's word, but absorb it and let it infiltrate our souls, so I hope you're as excited as I am. Over the weekend, my fabulous cousin Barbara (she's actually my aunt, but she's way too young and hip to be an aunt so I call her my cousin) sent me the following quote from Philip Yancey:
"Memorization [of Scripture] can be to our hunger for God what practicing a musical
instrument is for performance. It can be the singing of the scales of the soul."
Isn't that awesome?!
So without further ado, here's my verse:
"But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Therefore you did not desert them."
A friend sent this verse to me a few months ago and I fell in love with it for so many reasons. I love how it speaks to God's forgiveness, grace, compassion, and love and I especially loves the reassurance it provides that God will not desert us.
If you want to join, just leave a comment saying which verse you are going to memorize this month. Email subscribers, click here to leave a comment. It will be so fun to have everyone's verses in one place!
After we get our verses down, then comes the fun part—actually memorizing it. A few ways to do this is to be sure to keep it in the forefront of your mind—write it on an index card, put in in your planner, tape it up on your mirror, or even on your steering wheel—somewhere you know you'll look often. My favorite place to put verses is on the right side of my laptop.
Have a verse for the month of May? Sound off below! And if you're wanting to memorize something but aren't quite sure what, here are a few of my favorites:
'I would have despaired unless I had believed that
I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living'
Psalm 27:13 (related post)
“Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.”
Psalm 37:3 (related post)
"Therefore, whatever you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for God's glory"
1 Corinthians 10:13 (related post)
Ready, Set, Go!