Monday, January 2, 2012

His Word in My Heart

"Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee."  (Psalm 119:11)

So I realize there are hundreds of "challenges" going on in the blogosphere right now, and I don't plan to add another unless you want it.  :)  I'm just sharing what I want to do this year.  I would like to do more Bible memorization.  God's Word is such a blessing--how often do I really take the time to think about it?  For me, memorizing a text allows me to pull it back into my memory so much faster.  I also understand it better when I have to stick it in my mind.  So Bible memorization is an important part of my spiritual life.  I'm fairly familiar with the idea of memorization; I've done quite a bit of it before.  But I want to do a real challenge this year--one verse for every day.  If I've done my math right, since this is a leap year, that will be about 366 verses by this time next year.  To aid my quest toward being truly bilingual, I'm memorizing each verse in both English and Spanish translations.  

To help keep me accountable, I'm planning on posting the verses I'll be memorizing each week.  You're welcome to join me if you want; you can copy the picture (sorry I'm not technologically advanced enough to make it a "button") and link back to this blog if you want.  And please comment and tell me!  I'll be especially excited to have any bilingual memorizers join me!  But please don't feel pressured! :)  Only join if you feel that's where God's leading you as well.  I'll be glad to have you; it's definitely not too late to start!

If you want something a little less "strenuous," check out this blog for a one-verse-a-week challenge!  Coming tomorrow: the verses for this week and ideas I use for memorization.

(This post is part of the Raising Homemakers linkup this week)

1 comment:

TN Quiltbug said...

Great idea! Probably a bit fast paced for my old brain, but I will be cheering you on and also picking up on your hints to help me in my memorization. Maybe you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!