What? It’s already March? It’s hard to believe how quickly the time has flown by but easy to believe when you walk (or roll) outside and have 74° weather! I’m so cold natured that appreciation flows easily even when my body is asking me to remove a layer or two!
The advent of spring means the promise of fresh, new growth and so does our scripture memorization! Come on and join me with a verse – you can do it and I promise you won’t be sorry. Pick your own verse or join me with mine:
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives… Col. 1:9 (NIV)
Last year my first March verse was short, sweet, and powerful:
March on my soul, be strong. Judges 5:21 (NIV)
I distinctly remember driving quite a distance to a meeting muttering that little verse over and over on a cool March evening. I was sleep deprived and weak, but this verse brought strength to my body and soul.
How ’bout a few memorization tips?
- Set aside regular time – like exercise, brushing teeth, or bedtime with your kids (and their sponge minds!)
- Use bits of potentially unproductive time like stopping at red lights, waiting for appointments or the carpool…or heaven forbid, ten minutes of television!
- Be encouraged. You can do it! I’m cheering you on and praying for you!
- Get a pawtner – Life’s more fun with friends, and a partner is great for accountability and comradery.