Remember the days back in Sunday school when you’d have to memorize a verse from the Bible and then recite it the following week? There’s some verses that I still remember to this day because of that. What happened to those days?
Seriously thinking about it, those were times that I overlooked the importance of continually building upon the foundation of knowing the Word. In the past few years, I’ve spent time focusing on either Biblical themes, or character studies, but sitting down and just memorizing and reciting one verse was something that I didn’t put much thought or effort into. If we can’t recite the Word to ourselves in times of fear or doubt, and if we can’t apply the Word in conversations to those who we disciple, how can we move onto more complex areas such as Biblical themes and character studies?
I had it all backwards. And I’m not saying that studying themes and characters are wrong, but for myself, it was a reminder to always build upon a strong foundation.
So this past Sunday, I decided to challenge myself for the next 30 days: memorize 1 verse per day (in addition to my usual bible study and reading). Why? It’s an opportunity to reignite those good habits I learned as a kid.
At the end of the 30 days I’m definitely planning an end-of-the-challenge recap post, so stay tuned for that!
If you’d like to join me drop a comment below! Challenges like this are much easier when you have someone doing it with you, especially at the half way point.