Moxie Memorizers

Wednesday, August 01, 2012  ::  

Let us not become weary in doing good for in the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 

He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6 

Finally, brothers (and sisters), whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things. Philippians 4:8 

May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.  Psalm 19:14

When I said, "My foot is slipping," your love, O Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul. Psalm 94:18-19

My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my Rock and my Salvation. He is my Fortress. I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:1-2

O God, you are my God. Earnestly I seek you, my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you in a dry and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live and in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied with the richest of foods. With singing lips, my mouth will praise you. Psalm 63:1-5

What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His suffering becoming like Him in His death and so somehow attain to the resurrection from the dead. Philippians 3:8-11

I could go on and on, but I'll stop for now. One of the excuses I hear (read excuses) about not memorizing scripture is not knowing what verses to memorize. My first question in response is, "Are you reading your Bible?" My second response is to offer some of my favorite passages. 

When I have been really at a loss, I've tackled my favorite chapters. It kept me busy for awhile and I felt a sense of accomplishment when I finished. My first chapter to memorize was Psalm 139 way back in 1993. The Spirit still consistently uses it my heart to refine me. 

There are about 1000 excuses a person could come up with for not memorizing. Don't get caught up in an excuse. Make it happen. You will be changed and blessed. I promise. But, more than that, He promises. 

All scripture is God breathed and useful for teaching, correcting, rebuking, and training for righteousness so that the man of God will be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

The Word of the Lord is living and active, sharper than any double edged sword. It penetrates even  to divide soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight, but everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give an account. Hebrews 4:12-13

How can a young man (or woman) keep his way pure? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart. Do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:9-11

Post your verses, friends. If you aren't sure what to learn next, feel free to pick one or all of the ones I typed out from memory. Please give grace to any missed words. 

17 important comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Lauren said...

Excited to be on track, and thank you Angel for a great list of verses.
I am going to memorize
Ezekiel 36:26
And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh

been feeling a bit cold and not very loving lately, and this verse reminds me of the Holy Spirit that is within me that is continually working on my heart.

Anonymous said...

Ps. 42: 11 ESV
"Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; I will again praise Him, my salvation and my God."

Erin Anderelli

Anonymous said...

Isaiah 30:21 NIV
Whether you turn to the right or the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, "This is the way, walk in it."

Rachel Yourison

Rahel Berhe said...

My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my Rock and my Salvation. He is my Fortress. I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:1-2

I've been working on this one since you mentioned it to me at Esthers volleyball game but haven't been consistent with practicing it. Hopefully these next two weeks will go better :)

Jen Griffith said...

Ok so no judging right since it's been awhile but I'm back on board :)

This verse has been on my phone since we moved or shortly there after and now is the time to memorize it so it stays in my heart. As we begin to make a concerted effort to build community I need to be reminded to trust and not be afraid.

Oh and you should know I may not have been posting but I'm always reading your blog- the guest writers were inspiring :)

Love you!!!

Psalm 56:3-4 (ESV)
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?

Laura K. Moore said...

Psalm 130:5
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits and in His word I hope.

I need to dive deeper and more consistently into the word while we wait on a few specific life changes...

Carol Smith said...

Let us not become weary in doing good for in the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

Thanks for the encouragement, Angel.


Nicky said...

I too had fallen away but have a desire to know Jesus deeper and feel like this is going to really help. So here we go no more dumb excuses.

ESV Titus 2:7-9
Show yourself ni all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity and sound speech that cannot be condemmed, so that an opponent may be put to shame having nothing evil to say.

Jenna said...

Thanks for leading and challenging us Angel!

God has been working on my vulnerability- funny that He gives me a verse about it, haha.

2 corinthians 6:11
"We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you."

Unknown said...

I haven't been a consistent memorizer the past two weeks, so I'm going to be a consistent memorizer in the upcoming two weeks. With my previous verse.

John 16:33, The Message
I've told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I have conquered the world.

Sarah Ling said...
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Sarah Ling said...

By the way, Alisa, I love that translation of John 16:33! It's so powerful!

Sarah Ling said...

I posted the reference wrong on my first comment - that's what I get for trying to do this fast on my break! Haha

I'm not sure why I didn't get a notifaction that you posted this, but I was waiting around looking for it and stumbled across it today! Silly Facebook :P

Anyhow, it feels a little daunting, but maybe that's a good thing; I need a challenge: I'm going to shoot for Colossians 3:4, 6-16 this month. I already have 1-3 & 5 memorized so I'm going to add more to it:

"4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
(5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your sinful nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.)
Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."

Regan said...

Colossians 2: 6-7.. NAS

"Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 7 having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude."

Let's walk my friends!

Emily said...

Psalm 3:3-4

"But you, oh Lord are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. I cried aloud to the Lord and He answered me from His holy hill."

Angela DeSoto said...

I don't know what my deal is that I've consistently been 5 or more days behind, but I refuse to believe that I should just let my posting wait until next time since I'm already so behind. So here's my verse for the next 7 days...
Colossians 3:14 NIV

And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Monique said...

Ditto Angela. Have been memorizing, but keep neglecting to post.

Philipians 4:6-7
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all [a]comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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