I had just finished posting my Memory Monday post and got on the phone to order our next Bible Study. We will be doing Beth Moore's Stepping Up study. I am already so excited!!!! Please pray for me so that I can blog through the whole study!
Anyway, while I was thinking about Beth Moore I decided to check out her blog. You will never guess what I found! She does scripture memorization on her blog! Can you believe it! It is so fantastic I can hardly type properly I am so excited to have found it!
Here is the post about the rules. But basically you post what scripture you will be memorizing twice a month - on the 1st and the 15th. That is 24 verses you will memorize for the year. I am totally late for January, but that's okay I will be on top of it for the next posts.
Then there is a cute little spiral notebook you can order to write your verses in. I already ordered mine! If you participate all year then you can attend an event next January. How fun would that be!
Well, I found this link to a Topical memory system. I like it because there are two verses for each topic and the topics, at least at first glance, appear to be foundational doctrine-type topics. The list has 60 verses so I will continue with Memory Monday doing a verse a week. Then I will link up with the siesta's on the 1st and 15th maybe with whatever verse I happen to be working on that week.
This week I will start with the first verse...
LIVE THE NEW LIFE - Christ the Center
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (NIV)
Oh, and just a side note. Usually for my Bible study posts I copy and paste scripture from http://www.blueletterbible.org/ but when I am using a verse for memorizing I will be typing the whole thing out. I figure that way I will learn it better - kind of like writing it out.
This was also just to exciting to let sit for one day! I had to link up with
at Heavenly Homemakers Gratituesday. Usually my Gratituesday posts are on my family blog, but today I was too grateful over here to ignore it!
I am grateful to have been led back to http://thesimplewife.typepad.com/the_simple_wife/ at just the time when sweet Joanne needed so much prayer. I am grateful that she is starting to recover and am praising God for the healing she is receiving.
I am grateful for Beth Moore and her amazing bible studies where I learn so much! I am especially grateful for the precious ladies in our little Bible Study group, they truly inspire me!
I am grateful to have found Beth's Siesta Scripture Memory Team and a wonderful resource in the Topical Memory System to help me make memorizing scripture a priority in my life.
I would have to be blind not to see the Holy Spirit guiding me on this path. Do you see it too?!