You see, for months now I've been fiddling around with Scripture memorization (I even have my list on my sidebar). Beth Moore set forth the challenge last winter-- two verses a month, I believe it was. Not much. Certainly a very manageable size chunk. So I hopped on board. It made perfect sense, after all... for years Chris and I have impressed upon our children these Words (and the import of them):
"I have hidden your Word in my heart that I might not sin against You."
I enthusiastically memorized my first few, but then life happened. Responsibilities, obligations, projects, lessons, activites, distractions... reviewing and retaining those verses became difficult. And less frequent. The Words, unfortunately, began to slip away...
As for tonight... enter--> Ann. Enter--> her words. Enter--> the Spirit's conviction.
The memorizing-- what happened to it?? Where'd it go?? And why am I not taking it more seriously?? Why am I not practicing what I've been preaching??
So back to Ann. In her post she attached two clips from a John Piper sermon-- I'll link them both here because they hit the nail in my proverbial coffin.
Powerful. Inspired. Awesome. For me~
Check them out. And then if you have the time, read Ann's post. And then ponder. And consider. And ponder some more.
And maybe, just maybe, you'll join me.
With fresh commitment, I'll be repeating Words.