I can’t tell you what blessing and power has come through scripture memory this year. It’s probably because I’ve been more focused and spent more time with it than ever before. My love for the word of God grows with each word that is tucked deeply in my head and heart. Etching those precious verses into the portals of the brain seems to light a fire within the heart. I stand (I mean sit! – haha) in complete agreement with with Proverbs that says:
All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. Proverbs 14:23
Even though commitment to scripture memory means some hard work, it reaps a great and delightful harvest! Try it with me if you have not yet taken the challenge! My wise husband is partial to a wisdom packed Proverb any day! And me…I’m still hanging out with James, but will be on to somewhere else in the next month or so!
Oh, talk about a harvest, the book of James has downright gotten into my business, opening my eyes at one turn after another in so many areas like
– taming my tongue
– caring for the poor, widows, orphans
– not showing favoritism
and so much more. That James doesn’t pull any punches!
So my scripture is:
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. James 3:17-18
Come on my friends, let the word of God get in your business like never before! You won’t be sorry!