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Memorizing Scripture Challenge

Posted By marita on April 3, 2012

The last few years I have been trying to commit God’s word to memory. I have had some very rewarding successes and some miserable failures.  Last year worked out pretty well.  I had accountability, last year.  This year I started out doing it on my own, really on my own.  I had my plan, I started finding wonderful  verses to memorize. For some reason I just couldn’t get going.  I would make an effort then, be to tired, not follow through, skip practice, set myself up to fail.  I was doing it on my OWN. Really… when will I learn? Why is it so hard to submit and remember to seek the Holy Spirit’s guidance in making decisions. Doing it on my own never gets me anywhere.

So I am starting fresh, starting this Sunday.  It starts with prayer, then a challenge from “Hiding His Word in My Heart“.

It is a 50 day challenge to memorize John 1:1-14. I love those verses and am really looking forward to putting God’s Word in my heart.

Why don’t you come join the community and Put His Word in your heart.

Here is a great resource for memorizing:

An Approach to Extended Memorization of Scripture

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I live in Maricopa, AZ with my wonderful husband Don, my step-daughter Marilyn. I'm originally from Van Buren, AR with about a 20 year stint in Dallas, TX before moving to Maricopa in 2009.


6 Responses to “Memorizing Scripture Challenge”

  1. Lisa notes says:

    I’m so glad you’ll be joining us, Marita. I get what you’re saying; it really helps me to have accountability too.

    Praying for both of us to have a fruitful season in John 1!

  2. marita says:

    Thanks Lisa. I am looking forward to the accountability of the community and memorizing with you.


  3. Katie Orr says:

    Yay! So glad you are joining us!

  4. Danelle says:

    It’s wonderful how a verse will come to you just when you need it if it has been hidedn in your heart. I remember learning that chapter as a teen and wondering when I would ever need it. There have been many many many times that those verses have come back to encourage me since that day.

  5. Selma says:

    Memorizing is not just plain remembering it. Like for me, I have to really understand it before I can memorize it. I have to make analogies or what not to remember it for a long term.

  6. marita says:

    Amen Selma.
    If the verses don’t have any meaning for me or the understanding isn’t there it is very difficult to memorize long term.
    Thanks for stopping by.