Tuesday, October 4, 2011

20 verses

I really miss blogging - really I do.  Of course you would never know it by how much I have actually blogged in the last year or two!  Anyway, here we go again... back to blogging memory verses.  Even though I have not been posting for Memory Monday, I have actually been working on my verses.  In the last few weeks I have been working even harder - I started taking my spiral notebook with me.  Then I started opening it while I had it with me... What a concept!  Did you know that if you take your verses with you and look at them and practice them, it doesn't take long at all to memorize them!  Amazing! 

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 down in the paths of righteousness for His names sake.
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 enemyenemies.
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 stumbleslip, your protector will not slumber.
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 protects you from all harm. He will protects your life.
The Lord will protects your coming and going both now and forever.

#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 what He has done for you, is this too much to ask?

#6 John 14:21
Those who obey my commandments are thosethe ones who love me.
And because they love me, I my Father will love them and my Father I will love them,
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, and peace and joy in Christ Jesus the Holy Spirit.

#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 is useful to teaches us to do what is right.

#10 Joshua 1:8
Study this book of the law continually.  Meditate on it day and night
so that you may be sure to obey all that is written in it.
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,
there I am there in the midst of them.

#14 Hebrews 10:24-25
And Let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds.
And let us not give up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing,
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
of all everyone who believes. First for the Jew, then for the Gentile.

#17 Psalm 91:14
Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love
so we may sing for joy until the end of our life lives.

#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...
#20 Genesis1:1
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!

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