And then I remembered
- that I value authenticity in my relationships.
- that I own this blog, it does not own me.
- that we memorize scripture because we value God's word and how He transforms our lives through it, not because we get to post our verses twice a month on this silly blog.
So I didn't post. I trust you kept up with the discipline even though the accountability of posting your verse for everyone to see was absent.
Two of the top disciplines in my walk with Jesus that I truly love are memorizing scripture and worshiping Him through music. Since the change in my brain both have become very difficult.
However, don't pity me. Do you remember that old Matt Redman song? "I'm coming back to the heart of worship, and it's all about you, Lord."
Maybe I can't hear music the way I used to hear it or sing as loud as I used to sing, but I'm pressing into to worship Him just as passionately and possibly without the distraction of familiarity.
Maybe it takes significantly more effort to memorize new scripture, but I'm meditating on many of the passages I've already memorized in a much deeper way.
Disciplines in our walks with Christ shouldn't become idols and shouldn't become obsessions. I'm not saying singing to Jesus or memorizing His Word were idols for me, but I am saying my current season is reminding me to depend fully on Him, not what I can do or have done for Him.
I am still working on Colossians 2:6-7. Whew. It is such hard work, but I will learn it.
Reviewing passages has made me grin a few times because of the timely application. I switched out my review section last week. The first card in line?
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds because the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
I'm certainly experiencing the testing, and I'm focusing on experiencing the joy!
Post your verses, friends. Feel free to share anything Jesus is teaching you through His word through the discipline of memorizing or reviewing scripture.