Grab your coffee, find a warm snuggly spot and share your mind with me.
I mentioned on Monday that I'm sharing with my women's group at church about memorizing scripture. I have a few tips or tricks, if you will, that I use to memorize the verses I've chosen, but I want to talk about why. Why is it important to memorize the Bible? We know it is, because we're told in Psalm 119:10 & 11:
I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
I know my reasons for memorizing scripture. I want to have the immediate truth of God's word stored in my mind, so that when I'm faced with any situation that is overwhelming, or makes me want to despair I can know the truth of God's word. When I'm talking to someone who is facing a struggle in their life, I can comfort them with the word of God. When I'm speaking with someone who doesn't know the overwhelming love of Christ, I can share the truth and hope found in God's word clearly, instead of stumbling around saying "Well, somewhere in the Bible it says.....".
Those are a few of my reasons. I'd love to hear yours.
Please take a moment to comment and share why you feel it's important to memorize scripture.