“The LORD will establish you as His holy people, as He promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the LORD your God and walk in His ways.” Deuteronomy 28:9
I love a good challenge! Anyone else out there know what I’m talking about? I love to commit myself to a challenge and then see it all the way through. Maybe it’s just me, but I have a feeling that some of you out there understand exactly what I’m saying. Scripture memory is like that for me. Of course, it’s not easy. If it were, then it wouldn’t be a challenge, would it? What I love about a challenge though is that more often than not, it causes me to grow. Whether physically or spiritually or even emotionally, the challenges we face in life can be effective in our growth, and I can testify to this being true in my own life when it comes to Scripture memory. The more I focus on God’s Word, the more I meditate on it, the more I rehearse its truth, the more I change. As I commit God’s Word to memory, my mind is transformed. All the lies that I once believed and embraced in sin begin to crumble in the face of truth. That is why God’s Word tells us that the truth will set us free, because it does! When we choose to focus on truth, freedom is just around the corner.
I am loving this challenge, and I hope you are too. For the last four weeks, we have committed four different Scriptures to memory as we’ve journeyed through the themes of Found On My Knees together. I pray that you sense yourself moving forward on this journey from brokenness to blessing, knowing that God is pleased with our efforts to dwell on the truth of His Word. Make no mistake about it – intentional commitment to truth changes us from the inside out, and it pleases the heart of God. I’m thrilled that you’ve come along for the ride!
Ok, so let’s do a bit of review, shall we?
Week 1 – “Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces, but He will heal us; He has injured us, but He will bind up our wounds.” Hosea 6:1 (Brokenness)
Week 2 – “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7 (Surrender)
Week 3 – “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3 (Trust)
Week 4 – “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that he exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6 (Faith)
And now, we embrace week 5! Who’s with me?
“The LORD will establish you as His holy people, as He promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the LORD your God and walk in His ways.” Deuteronomy 28:9 (Obedience)