Moxie Memorizers

Tuesday, November 15, 2011  ::  

I'm sure some of you have been wondering what is taking me so long to get this post up today! I know you are all chomping at the bit (that means ready to go for you non country people) to post your verses! I'm excited to watch as the memory verse comments pour in over the next few days! 

There are only three more Moxie Memorizer posts for 2011. I'm so proud of all of you who have stuck it out over this entire year AND I'm excited about the new participants who have joined us in the last couple of months. Taking scripture into our heart is an invaluable discipline that will sharpen your heart, mind, and life and allow Him to speak directly into your life with His very own words. 

On some days, reviewing old verses and learning new ones comes easy. On some days, I cannot remember a word of a new verse to save my life. But, keeping my hand to the plow and not giving up is one of the keys to success in this endeavor. THE key is memorizing scripture for the glory of God alone. This isn't a competition, or a way to show off vast biblical knowledge, or to have verses ready to rebuke an unsuspecting soul. Taking His word into our hearts is to allow him to shape our hearts into the likeness of Christ. Let's continue to surrender our motives to Him! 

As you know, I'm working through Romans 12. Verse 19 will be my focus for the next two weeks. 

Romans 12:19
Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: 
“It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.

Romans 12 is so rich. If you've never memorized an entire section or whole chapter of scripture, please consider the challenge for 2012. 

Now it's time. Post away, my friends! Feel free to share any extra thoughts you have concerning your memorizing journey. I so love to hear from you all! 

10 important comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Angela DeSoto said...

I can't believe we're almost done (for this year)! I'm really trying to focus on making review a stronger aspect of my memorizing routine. I can definitely do it more regularly. I'm so excited to continue learning new verses and really look forward to what God has for me in the area of memorizing in 2012.
I'm continuing on with Isaiah 40, and this half month will work on verse 22...
He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

Jenna said...

Sara has said this verse to me on multiple occasions, so I guess it's time to make it sink in instead of remain on the surface.

For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, "In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength." Isaiah 30:15

Also, thank you for the reminder about checking my motives- that definitely caused some repentance.

Leslie @ top of the page said...

you are a wise lady. i love how you use your gifts to bless and encourage us. mine for this post are:

isaiah 55:10-11
"For just as rain and snow fall from heaven, and do not return there without saturating the earth, and making it germinate and sprout, and providing seed to sow and food to eat, so my word that comes from my mouth will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what i please, and will prosper in what i send it to do."

psalm 119:111
"Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart."

Amelia Marie said...

I am excited to follow along, and am inspired by your faith!
Thanks for saying "Hi!" -Amy

Tori Einstein said...

I'm still working on Psalm 63 and should be done with it by the end of this month. I'm also spending some time reviewing my older verses since I haven't done that in a while!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for popping by Jane Mabel.
Such a great verse, and chapter for that matter!
Be blessed!

Monique said...

A great reminder for me in all that I do :)

Colossians 3:23
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,"

Sara said...

I keep forgetting to post my verses! I'm completing the 1 Corinthians 9 passage I started this month. I'm adding verses 26-27:

"So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified."

Erin Leigh said...

I'm late...sorry!

Jeremiah 17:9

"The heart is deceitful above all things, and is desperately sick; who can understand it?"

Psalm 51:10-11

"Create in me a clean heart, O God and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not from your presence and take not your Holy Spirit from me."

grey rose (they/them) said...

i hope your thanksgiving was lovely, angel! xo

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