Yesterday He calmed my heart with a great passage. I will be working on memorizing it for the next month or so.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Sometimes we memorize passages because it is a good word in general. We read it as truth and it easily applies to our lives and the lives of those around us. Sometimes we memorize passages because we aren't sure what else to memorize, but we know that through discipline He will shape our hearts through His precious Word. Sometimes we memorize passages because He has spoken deeply and intimately to our hearts. We long to cling to the revealed truth because the freshness the Holy Spirit breaths into us makes us more dependent on Him.
Where are you in this journey? Which category best describes what you are memorizing right now? Are you able to stick to it when it is out of discipline? Do the words stick more readily in your brain when He's massaged your heart with a specific verse?
Keep it up, friends! You are doing a great job taking His powerful Word into your hearts and minds!