I posted this today over on our church's women ministry blog Woven. I just love the idea of this and thought I would share it here too in case any of you would like to join me!
While searching around Beth Moore's blog for some info on our upcoming Bible study, The Inheritance, I found an idea that I just love and want to share with you.
Beth Moore is having a Siesta Scripture Memory Team on her blog for 2013. Here's how she describes it:
*We call this a Scripture memory “team” because that’s exactly what we are. We’re a really long line of women standing shoulder to shoulder with our swords drawn. (For you newcomers, Ephesians 6 calls the Word of God the “Sword of the Spirit.”) And we don’t draw our swords to wound people, to convict our family members (God’s job) or to cut off the ears of our hearers. We draw our swords to fight the good fight of faith. While I was saw stacks and stacks of Siesta Scripture Memory Spirals being stuffed into envelopes for shipping, it hit me with fresh impact. What if thousands of women really did memorize 24 Scriptures in 2013?? What are the implications of that? What kind of repercussions might that have in our personal lives and our homes? That’s worth getting riled up over. SO, you bet this is a team. Don’t be too cool for it. Remember, God’s Spirit is a fire. If we’re too cool, we can’t help but quench it. If cheesy works around here, we’re not ashamed. Just throw in a can of jalapenos and grab a tortilla chip.
I am committing to memorizing 24 scriptures this year and I'd love for you to join me.
Let's face it, as women we have all kinds of random knowledge rolling around in our heads. Let's put those steel trap minds to good use this year and fill them up with God's holy word!
I picked up a spiral bound set of index cards that I'm going to use to keep track of my verses. Around the first and third Saturday of each month, I'll be posting my verse for the next two weeks. You can comment here on the blog or on Facebook with your verse. Keep it simple, just your name, verse and Bible translation. Pick your verse based on what God is speaking to you at the time or feel free to copy my verse.
Comment at least 20 out of 24 times in 2013 and come January 2014, we'll head out to a local restaurant to celebrate and have some fun!
Here's my first verse:
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7 NLT
If you're a Trinity gal, please comment under Woven....just to make my life easier! Everyone is welcome to join me - even if you're not close enough to meet up next year to celebrate!
Now this is a New Year's resolution worth keeping!