Saturday, November 01, 2008

Laying the tracks

Finally, after a year of wanting to get on the ball, I am going to memorize scripture regularly. Why is it that I am so disciplined to teach my children to memorize, and yet I do not do so myself? If my children's verses do not count, I have memorized only a verse or two from God's word this year! I know it is so important ("Hide my word in your heart, that you might not sin against me.") for walking in obedience, for parenting my children in a godly way, for joy and understanding, and for encouragement, to name a few. Why have I not enjoyed this means of grace?? The important thing is that I am "laying the tracks", as Charlotte Mason says, right now!
My best friend and I agreed to start holding one another accountable for this discipline beginning Monday! We have the very simple, small goal of adding 2 words a day to our verse. Slowly, one day at a time, His Word will become part of my being- not just in theory, but the actual words. I am so excited!
Here's my first verse:
"Let your eyes look directly forward and your gaze be straight before you. Keep straight the path of your feet and all your ways will be sure." Proverbs 4:25
*I think a verse regarding "staying the course" is appropriate, don't you?


Abby Hutto said...

How convicting and encouraging! I have often felt the same way. Before I had kids, I memorized passages of Scripture on a regular basis. The other day I realized that I have lost a lot of those verses! This really encourages me to start again. I'll pray for you in your efforts!

Bloom Where You Are Planted said...

Thank you for this beautiful reminder! There is not a better use of time than learning God's Word and committing it to our hearts.