Well, 2016 is 4 short days away! I am so excited to see what the Lord has in store for the days ahead. As I have been considering what I would like to pursue in 2016 and one of the top goals on my list is being more dedicated to scripture memorization! Throughout the years God has used the verses I have memorized in the past so tremendously to bless, convict, and encourage me in my daily walk and I know how important it is to hide God’s word in our hearts. I have been meditating on Ephesians 6:10-18 lately where we are commanded to be STRONG IN THE LORD and in the power of his might, putting on the full armor of God that we may be may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil! Our sword is the Word of God. I am constantly reminded of Hebrews 4:12, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.“ Pretty amazing isn’t it?! Not only is it alive but God promises His Word shall not return void, but it shall accomplish that which He pleases[Is 55:11]. There is no greater truth to memorize and meditate on continually!
“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee.”
So, with that being said I have made a New Year’s resolution for the first time in many many years. ;) My goal and resolution is to memorize 1 verse a day Monday-Thursday throughout 2016 and use Friday, Saturday, & Sunday to meditate and study the memorized verses. This will be 4 verses a week for me! Who want’s to join me? ;) You can choose the number of verses you would like to memorize each week and resolve yourself with much prayer to hide God’s Word in your heart. If you decide you would like to join me this next year, I’d be so excited to have you and would love for you to let me know by 〉〉 SIGNING UP 〈〈! Add yourself to the email list to receive weekly doses of bible memorization encouragement and accountability[I promise all email addresses and participators will remain private :)]! Anyone of any age is welcome to join the 2016 Scripture Memorization Resolution as long as you have resolved yourself to memorizing at least 1 verse a week in 2016! Choose the number of verses that will be memorized each week and get started. Make it a family endeavor for added fun and accountability! For those who are thinking 12 months is a big commitment, start with 1 month at a time. :) Don’t forget to encourage friends and family to join by sharing this post on facebook, your own blog, google+, or sharing the image on Instagram! I’ll be starting January 1st and look forward to having you join. :) And if it is past Jan 1st and you haven’t signed up… you are not too late! :) There are no “deadlines” for singing up so jump right in!!
NOTE: If there are weeks of sickness or travels or when life gets in the way and you miss a day, it will not held it against you and you haven’t failed. ;) Just jump right back in!