Moxie Memorizers for a New Year

Tuesday, January 15, 2013  ::  

Moxie Memorizers will change a bit for this year. I will only be posting on the first of each month. And, in fact, as much as I can manage it, it won't be my words you will be reading. My plan/hope is to have a different person each month this year share different aspects of memorizing scripture. This is a great plan because each of us should be actively involved in challenging and sharpening one another. Maybe my words will inspire you sometimes. Maybe your words will be used to inspire everyone other times. I like it.

If you are new to reading my blog (or waiting to read a post on my blog because I haven't been an active writer lately), please read this post about how we as a community memorize God's word together. This is a smaller version of what our friends at Living Proof are doing. Each month on the first, come and leave a comment with one or two verses you are memorizing for that month. This creates accountability and encouragement to persevere in this foundational spiritual discipline.

If you have any questions about this process, please email me.

For those of you that live in Tucson, on Sunday evening, January 27th after Second Mile's gathering we will meet for a salad and sandwiches potluck dinner. We will share some of our favorite verses from 2012 with each other. I will give another mini-lesson on my own memorizing system. And, of course, I'll give a pep talk about why this discipline is so important in our lives. If you are completely sold out on this process, this get together is for you. If you are uncertain about memorizing, this get together is for you. If you would simply like more information, this get together is for you.

Men, you are invited to attend, also! This is good for our whole body, not just half of it.

Please comment with what you are memorizing for January. If you are not on Facebook, leave an rsvp for the Jan 27th event, as well.

I will be working on Colossians 3:15.

Colossians 3:15
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 

I'm looking forward to taking God's word into my heart in 2013. Are you? I can't wait to see what you're memorizing!

8 important comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Emily said...

Yay! New year, new verses! I'm plugging along in Romans Twelve verses sixteen and seventeen. My kindle won't let me type numbers right now for some reason.

Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.

Lauren said...

I will be memorizing Philippians 4:8-9
Phone won't let me type the verse for some reason... Excited for another year :)

Unknown said...

Exodus 14:14 The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.

I'm not sure what my other verse will be b wanted to get this posted :)

Unknown said...

I am working through Psalm 51 this year :) This chapter has verses that I prayed for my friend who died last year, so I am really looking forward to looking at it in a new context and seeing what God wants to do with it in my heart.

Psalm 51:1-2
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!

clepeau said...

Christe - 1 Peter 4:7-11
The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very worlds of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

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Jenn said...

Psalm 28:7 (NIV)

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.

Erin Phillips said...

This week of prayer and fasting has helped renew my strength and desire to push through memorizing and to POST. I've been going through Colossians 3:12-17 since October or November maybe? I just keep forgetting to post! But I've been keeping a habit of writing it on my bathroom mirror so anytime I'm in there it's an easy reminder to go through the verse (as well as other times throughout my day). This month I'm working on verse 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 for God."

Dan and I have also been setting out to memorize Philippians 4:8, "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." (I will also aim to review Philippians 4:4-7 this month since I have already memorized those).

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