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?