We have a Family Verse and a Family Vision....
I have wrestled with my laziness in memorizing the Word. I used to have whole chapters memorized...then Google and search engines in Bible aps on ipads entered my world....and I became lazy.
Memorizing is hard for me. I spent all of 2012 thinking about joining Ann Voskamp as her family memorized the Sermon on the Mount.
I've spent weeks trying to decide which passage I would tackle and KNOWING I needed to commit to worshiping Abba with my mind through memorizing. I considered attempting one chapter - Romans 12. I thought of Sermon on the Mount or James (both books I've taught so often I have chunks sort of memorized). I contemplated memorizing a Pauline epistle or I John.
With a growing awareness that I needed accountability or I would spend the rest of the 2013 debating which passage would be most meaningful to hide in my heart/head, I tossed my dilemma out to the family on the way to Sunday School.
Michael's all time favorite book of the Bible is I John - I think - he is pretty partial to Romans too. Anyway - he jumped on I John....and I slyly asked, "Will you join me if I do I John?"
I first fell in love with Michael as he helped me memorize Acts 2 for Church History all those years ago....HE memorizes EASILY. . . He agreed....
105 verses.....2 -3 verses a week....this is doable. Arielle and Nolan are joining Michael and I. Zander and Stacia will continue to focus on their AWANA verses.
The birth of a Family Project! ::snort:: I planned on making all the little helps Ann has for whatever passage I memorized. Michael admonished me to spend my time memorizing rather than organizing this project....and so I got out a little notebook which I can carry with me for review and began writing I John...a few verses at a time...a week at a time....we can do this.
I couldn't fit all 3 of this week's verses on the board in the living room - I may finally erase Arielle's "Wall" in the kitchen. She is o.k. with that if she gets a real Facebook account.
How about you? Is memorizing easy or hard? Do you have tricks which help you? Will you keep me accountable to this project?
Living all of life before the face of God...