Every week, Sam's kindergarten class has what his teacher calls a checkup. It is basically a test to see how well they are doing and what they are retaining. Memory Monday is my checkup, it will show me which verses I need to work more on. And yes, I do realize that it is actually Tuesday, but I didn't want to put it off another week.
I make the list of verses, then type them out from memory. After I have typed them all out I go back to my notebook and correct any mistakes in red - let's see how I have been doing with my memory verses for the year.
#1 Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul. He leads me
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil for you are with me.
Your rod and your staff they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my
You anoint my head with oil, my cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
#2 Psalm 121
I raise my eyes toward the mountains, where will my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to
Indeed, the protector of Israel does not slumber or sleep.
The Lord protects you, the Lord is a shelter right by your side.
The sun will not strike you by day or the moon at night.
The Lord will protect
The Lord will protect
#3 2Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation.
The old is gone, the new has come.
#4 Galatians 2:20
I myself no longer live, but Christ lives in me.
So I live my life in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God,
who loved me and gave Himself for me.
#5 Romans 12:1
And so dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God.
Let them be a living and holy sacrifice, the kind He will accept.
When you think of all
#6 John 14:21
Those who obey my commandments are
And because they love me,
and I will reveal myself to each one of them.
#7 Haggai 1:5-7
Now This is what the Lord Almighty says, "Give careful thought to your ways.
You have planted much but have harvested little.
You eat but never have enough.
You drink but never have your fill.
You put on clothes but are not warm.
You earn wages only to put them in a purse with holes in it."
This is what the Lord Almighty says, "Give careful thought to your ways."
#8 Romans 14:17
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink,
but of living a life of goodness
#9 2Timothy 3:16
All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true,
and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives.
It straightens us out and
#10 Joshua 1:8
Study this book of the law continually. Meditate on it day and night
Only then will you succeed.
#11 John 15:7
But If you remain in me and my words remain in you
you may ask for anything you want and it will be granted!
#12 Philippians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition
and with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will
guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
#13 Matthew 18:20
For where two or three are gathered together in my name,
#14 Hebrews 10:24-25
And Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward
but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
#15 Matthew 4:19
"Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."
#16 Romans 1:16
I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation
#17 Psalm 91:14
Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love
so we may sing for joy until the end of our
#18 1John 4:7a
Let us love one another, for love comes from God.
#19 Psalm 119:89
Forever O Lord, your word is settled in heaven.
Shouldn't have too much trouble with the next verse...
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Like I said, it is amazing what happens when you actually practice them - mostly I have been reciting them while driving or jogging laps in the pool. The last three verses are the verses we are memorizing as a family during our family Bible study time. Truly amazes me how quickly kids can memorize verses and what they comprehend!
About Memory Monday
I originally found Memory Monday with Joanne at The Simple Wife. The idea is to memorize a verse during the week and come back to her blog on Mondays to comment about it. That's it, nothing fancy, just simply an encouragement and reminder to memorize scripture for yourself. Please join in Memory Monday as a way to be blessed by hiding God's Word in your heart. And also join me in prayer for Joanne as she continues to recover from the stroke she had in January.
About Siesta Scripture Memory Team
This is another program to encourage us to memorize scripture and is hosted by Beth Moore over on her blog Living Proof Ministries Blog. This program is set up so that each person who wants to join the Siesta Scripture Memory Team will memorize two verses a month for all of 2011 and post a comment on the LPM blog on the 1st and the 15th of the month. If you do that all year you get to attend a Celebration with her and the SSMT next January! I so want to do that, don't you? I am registered to go and praying that God will find a way for me to actually attend!