Friday, January 9, 2009


I often read a blog by Beth Moore and her daughters that provides me a good outlet for refocusing on what is truly important. In their posts, it is easy to see that God works in their lives all the time. Even in daily relationships, struggles or problems, it is easy to see God’s fingerprints all over their lives. Reading this provides me a little focus during my day.

Beth (I’m talking about her like I know her on a personal, first-name basis…but I don’t) posted a challenge during the last days of December as an idea for the New Year. She challenged readers, if led, to commit to memorizing scripture verses with her. It’s so easy to let this piece of a person’s spiritual walk fall by the wayside without accountability partners. So, she decided to find some virtual accountability partners. Her guidelines are that you post a verse you feel led to memorize on the first and fifteenth of each month. Therefore, by the end of the year, you will have memorized 24 scripture verses.

When I read this, I knew I had to join. The scripture verses that I have memorized in the past have been so important. When I’m in difficult or stressful situations it always calms my soul when a verse I have memorized comes to mind. I know it is so critical and yet it is a part of my walk that I so easily overlook.

The catch to this is that you must be committed. You have to post the verse you feel led to memorize (in the comments of Beth’s blog) on the first and the fifteenth of every month and really work hard at it (meditating on it if you’re not so good at memorizing). If you don’t know what verse you would like to memorize, it’s easy to look at the comments section and see if someone has chose a verse that tugs at your heart. I think the group is over 3000 people at this point. If you want to join…head on over and check it out.

My verse for the first part of January is:

“He is your constant source of stability. He abundantly provides safety and great wisdom; He gives all this to those who fear Him.”
--Isaiah 33:6 NET

Also, I just wanted to post this scripture because I feel like it is so clear in how memorizing scripture can be instrumental in my walk with Christ.

“How can a young person live a clean life?
By carefully reading the map of your Word.
I'm single-minded in pursuit of you;
don't let me miss the road signs you've posted.
I've banked your promises in the vault of my heart
so I won't sin myself bankrupt.
Be blessed, God;
train me in your ways of wise living.
I'll transfer to my lips
all the counsel that comes from your mouth;
I delight far more in what you tell me about living
than in gathering a pile of riches.
I ponder every morsel of wisdom from you,
I attentively watch how you've done it.
I relish everything you've told me of life,
I won't forget a word of it.”
-Psalms 119:9-16 (The Message)

May I strive to live my life this way.


  1. Wow! You are such a blessing to me. I'm so glad I know you.

  2. I feel challenge to *hide God's word in my heart*. Amazing how those verses I think I have forgotten come to mind when I need them most! Love you!