Moxie Memorizers

Tuesday, May 15, 2012  ::  

I had an amazing idea this morning.  
Twice a month I try to write something inspiring about memorizing scripture. Part of me feels like my words have begun to sound a bit like Charlie Brown's teacher. I know. Some of you are incredibly kind and love me a lot and want to argue right now. But, what else can I say about this topic? I love the Bible. I think it is important to memorize it. You should memorize it with me. Duh. 
So, here is my idea.
Do you want to write a few paragraphs of how God has spoken to you, changed your way of thinking, used you in a situation by memorizing His word? I've been writing about my passion in this for a year and a half, and it is time for your story to be told. Why do you memorize? What victories have you had? What has been your favorite passage to learn? How have you overcome difficulties in discipline? 
Oh, I'm getting more excited just telling you about it! Instead of me talking about memorizing scripture twice a month, I'm going to have some of you guest blog about your journey! Brilliant! 
I will be asking specific people to share. It doesn't have to be long. But, please don't wait to be asked if you feel like it would bring glory to God to share your story. Any way that we can lift high His great name on this little blog, let's do it! 
Send me an email if you are interested: angel at secondmi dot org 
This month I am continuing to work on 2 Corinthians 4:16-18.  I started on the first of the month, but need to keep at this one, as well as the others I've memorized over the last few months.  
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
What are you memorizing? Post it up, friends. And, don't forget to let me know if you would like to share some words on this subject.  

11 important comments so far. What are your thoughts?

dejah said...

Ha... I must be reading these verses a lot because it seems like every time I open my bible it goes right to Colossians 3.

Continuing on...

Colossians 3:16
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

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Unknown said...

1 John 1:9, ESV
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

christy.anne said...

2 Corinthians 4:7
"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us."

Man, as we have journeyed through the value of women at Second Mile these past couple weeks, I have found myself thinking long and hard about my own value. One of my thoughts in regards to beauty, somewhat related to a post in the Resurgence, had to do with how we are reflections. The above verse was not written to address beauty, but the power of God. Yet as women, we reflect God's beauty, a beauty that is not our own, but His. Only because of the image of God are we truly, deeply, irreversibly beautiful, but because of this same image, we are beautiful beyond comprehension. And it makes me wonder if all of those other things we try to do to adorn ourselves only take away from what God is trying to shine through us...that our focus is not to be beautiful because we already are. Our focus is to love Christ and let His glory and beauty reflect off of us. And in that we are most beautiful. I think we take care of ourselves and present ourselves well in a healthy understanding and stewardship of what God gave each of us individually, but this verse gives me infinite perspective on all things, beauty included, when I find myself wanting to do anything or gain anything or be anything more or less than what God designed. It's not me, it's Him - yes, even in this.

Man, and that's just one teeny tiny thought in regards to all this value business. :)

Sara said...

"The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life." 1 Timothy 1:15-16

Kristen said...

Just came across your blog and the Lord is just so good because I was actually praying about my struggle with memorizing scripture this morning! I've always been bad at retaining information and memorizing and unfortunately scripture hasn't been any different. But your post gave me more encouragement to keep seeking the Lord and trying to memorize the most important book ever! Thanks!

Angela DeSoto said...

Here I am, 6 days late!
Jeremiah 17:9
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?

Emily said...

I'm even later than Angela!

Continuing on w/ 1 Peter 1:24-25


“All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass.
The grass withers,and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.”
And this word is the good news that was preached to you.

This is the end of the Chapter, but I may continue on into the first few verses of chapter 2. I have a few days to decide.

Jenna said...

Late late late, haha so sorry. I will be on time this upcoming post :)

2 Corinthians 6:4-5
4 but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, 5 beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger;

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