Can you believe we have completed 5 weeks of memorizing God’s Word?! As I looked back at our ‘M & M’ verses, I noticed that we covered a lot of territory. We’ve spend time focused on our speech (Ephesians 4:29), our attitude (Philippians 2:14-15), our disposition (1 Peter 3:3-4) and our behavior (Ephesians 4:32). Then we gazed upon the One who is our portion (Psalm 73:25-26). Isn’t that neat?!!!
How did you do these last 5 weeks? Did you meet your goals or did you fall a bit short? If you didn’t quite hit the mark, can I encourage you to stick around and stick with it? Don’t give up now if you’re on the verge of quitting and if you are reading this and have given up, please consider starting afresh with us for our next 5 week session. And if you haven’t joined us for ‘M & M’ Mondays, we’d love for you to join with us as we seek to grow in our faith. Invite your friends to join you! Be sure not to miss our verse for the week by subscribing to our blog via email on the sidebar.
There are a lot of 5s in those last paragraphs! We have decided to present ‘M & M’ Mondays as 5 week sessions. We know that life happens and we sometimes make poor choices with our time. But we don’t have to throw in the towel forever when those things occur. We can begin again seeking His help and His strength. So if you get behind and miss a week or 2 or 5, keep moving forward.
Between each 5 week session, there will be a “free” week. It’s really a week to review the 5 verses or as many of those verses as you have memorized. You can even catch up and memorize those you’ve missed if you wish. As we memorize God’s Word, reviewing is essential. It’s best to try each week to review those verses you’ve memorized but we will provide this extra week (5 weekdays – 5 verses) to help you in that area. That’s a perfect fit if I do say so myself! If you’ve liked us on facebook, we’ll post the verse to be reviewed as a reminder each day.
Most important in this discipline of scripture memorization is life change. It’s good for us to remember that this is not just an exercise of memorizing but an opportunity to meditate on God’s Word and allow Him to work in our lives. We’ve seen Him use these first 5 verses in so many ways! It’s encouraging to hear how He’s working in your life so feel free to leave us a comment at anytime.
I would like to close today with these words from Psalm 1:
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
Have a blessed week!