Scripture Memory Goals update for January 2018

Scripture Memory for 2018:

A few weeks ago, I outlined some of my scripture memory goals for this year. I mentioned that in addition to working my way systemically through the book of James, I will probably memorize 8 to 10 other scattered verses.

(So far, I’ve made more progress on the scattered verses than on James, but that can easily shift from month to month, depending on my morning routine)

Verses I completed memorizing in January or have a working memorization of:

  • Galatians 2:20 – I am memorizing this as part of a book club I am leading this winter. It’s definitely still in my short-term memory, but I hope that will change by the end of February, when the book club is underway.  “I have been crucified with Christ.  It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I love by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
  • Matthew 16:24-26 – This might be my verse of the year!  “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and come follow me.  For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul?
  • Proverbs 14:4 – I started memorizing this in December, and now it’s (gloriously) stuck in long-term memory, which is always the ultimate goal.  “Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean. But abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.”
  • Psalm 69:13 – I started praying this verse for our family last fall, and did it so frequently that it has now become part of my handful of verses to “pull out” when I am feeling anxious about my husband’s employment situation (he’s been looking for a job since Thanksgiving).  “But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord.  At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love, answer me according to your saving faithfulness.”

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