Scripture #3

Updated: May 18, 2019

Memory is a powerful thing. Isn't it so crazy when a random song or smell can bring up a memory we haven't thought of in years? I've been pondering this week the impact that memorizing Scripture can have on us years in the future. It's kind of like we're storing up truth + faith for a future we can't see. We don't know what challenges or needs we are going to have, but in that moment or experience or season months or years from now, that truth will be IN us + God can bring it to mind. Knowing God's Word is equipping and strengthening not only for today but also for tomorrow.

Which brings us to...our 3rd Scripture for the year! It's time to begin memorizing our next one!

Let me pause and remind you that if you haven't gotten your first Scripture or two down yet, that's totally ok! Keep moving forward. Go ahead and choose the next one! Progress over perfection is a new favorite motto of mine.

I have some more Scripture ideas for you below, or you can choose your own. Comment below to let us know what you're memorizing and for some accountability! (***Scroll past "Recent Posts" to find the comment section.)

--> One more idea/challenge for you this month: Write in the front of your Bible. Maybe inside the front cover or on the title page. Write something that helps solidify for you that you want to know the words of this book because it reveals the Father to us. We don't HAVE to read God's Word--we GET to read God's Word. We have this incredible gift, and we can shift our focus from trying to keep up a spiritual checklist or feeling guilty for the dust on the cover to gratitude that we get to hold this book and read it and hear God speak to us. can write a prayer to God or write different verses about God's Word (This is what I've done...there are many in Psalm 119!). Make it personal and prayerful.

I'm cheering you on and thankful you're in this challenge with me!




Scripture Memorization Ideas:

"With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?" (James 3:9-11)

"I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:38-39)

"I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ." (Ephesians 3:17-18)

"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." (Ephesians 2:10)

"Speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Him who is the Head, that is, Christ." (Ephesians 4:15)

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." (John 13:34-35)

"My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken." (Psalms 62:1-2)

"Remain in Me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in Me." (John 15:4)


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