The Importance of Scripture Memorization (Imperfect Homemaking Challenge
Last Sunday I emphasized the importance of making time to spend with God every single day, and I also linked to some ways you can find time for God even when it feels like you can hardly even breathe.
One of the things on that list was the importance of Scripture memorization so that you can always have it in your mind to meditate on throughout the day and even at night as you fall asleep.
If there's one thing I've learned about Imperfect Homemakers, that is that we tend to procrastinate on things because we don't have the perfect system all figured out yet (or maybe we do and we don't have time to implement it.)
Maybe you're waiting until you've got some fancy Scripture memory plan, or maybe you've got something elaborate in mind, but you just can't find the time to do it.
Stop waiting until you have the time to memorize scripture and just do it!
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Psalm 119:11
If you are a Christian, it is crucial for you to have God's word hidden in your heart, and you don't need to put it off another moment!
Instead of watching that TV show — memorize a verse.
Instead of reading that blog post — memorize a verse.
Instead of browsing your Facebook or Instagram feed – memorize a verse
Instead of playing that game on your phone — memorize a verse
You find time to do all those other things; you can find time to memorize Scripture too!
“I would, but I don't know where to start.”
Uh, oh. That “I would, but…” is a phrase you're going to have to start watching out for in your homemaking and in your life in general. It means an excuse is about to come out of your mouth.
Perhaps you really aren't sure where you should start with daily Bible reading and memorization; that doesn't mean you shouldn't do it at all. It's all good and better, I promise, so just start somewhere!
If you've never read through your Bible before, a good place to start is with the book of John; it will help you so much with your assurance of salvation as well as just helping you learn about Jesus! Another good thing to do is read one chapter of Proverbs each day of the month. Start over and do it again every single month. It is a well-spring of practical instruction for every day life.
If you don't know what to memorize, choose one verse from your daily Bible reading that God used to speak to your heart and memorize it.
Daily Challenge: Choose one verse and memorize it.
Instagram challenge: Post a picture of the verse you chose to memorize. Use the hashtag #imperfecthomemaker to encourage other members of this community! (Follow me here.)
If you’re just joining the 31 Days of Imperfect Homemaking series, you can see all the posts here.