Moxie Memorizers!

Saturday, January 01, 2011  ::  

It's time.

It's time for me to blog again. It's time for me to get back into routine. It's time for me to practice self-control.

It's time for all of us to focus on a new year. It's time for us to look to the Most High God. It's time to ask Him to crown our year with bounty. (Ps 65:11)

And guess what?! It is time for us to memorize some scripture together!

Many of you know that I follow Beth Moore's blog. She recently re-started the Living Proof Ministries Scripture Memory Team. As I was reading about it I thought I should join the team for accountability. As I pondered it more, I realized that some random lady in Alabama would not be much accountability for me. I needface to face, or at least, friend to friend accountability. The idea of joining the team sadly slipped away...until the next morning. Then I realized we could have our own team of memorizers! I can't explain to you how giddy I became!

This is going to be so great.

We are going to follow the same basic format that Beth M. set up. Every person who wants to be part of this will commit to memorize two verses a month. I know that some of you can memorize more than that, but if you are just starting out, I want to ask you to only do two verses per month for the first three months to make sure you have your system down. After that feel free to add one or two more to your list.

You can use a memory pack which I will have at the gathering for awhile. Emily is making a variety of colors to choose from. This is the system I've used since 1991. It is great for review. I can keep my old verses in biblical order. It fits in the palm of my hand for easy access and review.


Or you can use a spiral to keep your scripture. This method can keep your own personal history in order. Label the spiral as your 2011 memory verses. The flip chart will make for easy review and it will be exciting to see how God speaks to you through-out the year in your own little personal Bible verse journal. You can even decorate the front for more motivation.


Whichever method you choose please write your verse by hand as it will make it more personal and aid in writing it on your heart. (Prov 7:2-3)

Either way has it advantages and disadvantages. If you have any questions at all, please, please ask. If you don't ask it is just one more barrier to completing this wonderful goal. Just imagine! When we stick with this, at the end of the year we will all have at least 24 new verses in our hearts and minds that God will use to transform our lives! It's really quite exciting!

This is how we will keep it together as a team. Every month on the 15th I will post about what we are doing. Your job will be to comment on the post with your name and the verses and translation you are memorizing for the month. If we decide we want more access to share what we are learning, I will make it possible for us to share on the 1st and 15th of every month. And, talk to one another. Let your friends know what you are doing. Doing this in community will only add to the likelihood of success. (Ecc 4:9-10) This is what it will look like:

Angel H. Isaiah 43:19 Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. English Standard Version

See? Easy.

At the end of the year we will have a get-together to celebrate all the God has done in our hearts through this refining process. We will share verses with each other, stories of his faithfulness, and hopes for the coming year of more verses that will be written on our hearts.

Finally, please respond in the comments if you are going to participate. Please don't miss out on the opportunity for God do use his word in your heart and mind to bring transformation. Many of you have heard me say that scripture memory is the discipline that God has most used in my life for healing. When I'm struggling, he often uses a verse in my mind for encouragement. When I need to pray and don't know what to say, a passage that I learned years earlier pops into my head. When my own words of worship just don't seem to be enough, a powerful passage of his majesty comes out of my mouth.

If you don't know where to start, this is one of the very first passages I memorized. It will help you start this journey off with the right motives and focus.

Psalm 119:9-11 (English Standard Version)

9How can a young man [or woman] keep his way pure?
By guarding it according to your word.
10With my whole heart I seek you;
let me not
wander from your commandments!
11I have stored up your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you.

I can't wait to hear from you! Email me if you have more questions. I'm so excited to be part of Moxie Memorizers!! Ready, set, go!!

38 important comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Anonymous said...

So excited about this! Count me in for sure :)
Tia

Tori Einstein said...

I'm so in! Getting really excited about this!!

Anonymous said...

i'm in! it's kinda like scaling a mountain wall. i'm so excited. lets go!!!
kelly

Sarah Ling said...

i'm in!

Alysa said...

I'm in! Thank you so much for leading :)

Anonymous said...

I'm in! :)

Amanda

Anonymous said...

I would love to do this.

Andrea Young

Anonymous said...

Thanks for doing this Angel!
I love you.....
Mary Jo

Lauren said...

Count me in!!
Lauren Case

Loretta said...

I am in :)

Sara said...

Excited about this! Count me in.

--Sara

Susie Bishara said...

You know I am in!

Anonymous said...

Yay! Moxie Memorizers I am in too.
~Nicky

Anonymous said...

This sounds awesome! I'm soooooo in! :]
-Bri Corkill

Rahel said...

I've been thinking about this for some time now. So excited to do it in community!

-Rahel

jen griffith said...

I'm in for sure, love this!

Jen

ELB said...

WOOHOO!!!!

-Erin Anderelli

Jamie said...

Me! Me!! This feels more personal to me than LPM's. Thanks for opening it to anyone :)

Caylin Stroupe said...

I'm in as well. Excited for this! :)

Emily said...

Add me to the list!

Anna said...

I'm excited!

Alisa said...

I'm in!

I prefer the spiral bound :)

Jennifer said...

I'm in!

Jenn said...

I'm definitely in!

Anonymous said...

Sounds good :)

Cheryl

Regan said...

I am in my friend!

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Brittany said...

Yes! I want to join too!

-Brittany

Anonymous said...

I'm in!

Carol

Anonymous said...

I'm SO excited for having memorizing accountability!! Thanks for leading this Angel :)

~Erin Chute

Shawna said...

count me in!

Anonymous said...

I'm in too!
-Lauren Bays

Julie said...

I'm in

christy.anne said...

oh i'm so in! i meant to say it before, but the computer i was on could not comment!

Angela DeSoto said...

I'm so late, but yes, I'm going to be a part :)
-Angela

The Fires said...

Angel this is a great idea! Local and personal accountability with friends. I'm doing the Beth Moore thing, but may also start a group with some of my local BFFs. I love your blog and will check back often to read through the scriptures your Moxies post. God bless you all as you hide the Word in your heart.

Dejah Miranda-Huxley said...

I'm late in responding too, but I'm in.

Donna Dee said...

Angel, when I saw this verse, God brought you to mind -
Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

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