more Scripture memory
A new year. A fresh start. A clean slate. A future wide open. I've been contemplating things I'd like to do differently in 2009, things I'd like to do more of, and things I'd like to continue doing. I'll make a list at some point.. but I decided not to make it a list of resolutions, but rather of goals for the year. At the very top of my list is memorizing more Scripture. God's Word is alive and active and so powerful... when we use it. But to use it, we have to know it. I want His Word hidden in my heart. There are lots of verses I've memorized over the years that are like lifelines to me. There are so many more hidden in The Word that I really want to commit to memory. So I was thrilled to discover on Beth Moore's blog that she invited her readers "siestas" to join in one big accountability group and memorize Bible verses together. You can check it out here and here... and join in!
The verse I chose first was sent to me in an email this morning by my womens ministries pastor at our old church, in response to a request for prayer for my husband as he is seeking employment, wisdom and direction right now. (We'd appreciate your prayers too.)
Jeremiah 33:3 Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. (NIV)
And the Message Bible states it this way: Call to me and I will answer you. I'll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.
I also like the verse Beth chose to start with:
Isaiah 33:6 He is your constant source of stability; He abundantly provides safety and great wisdom; He gives all this to those who fear Him. (NET)