Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Memorize What??

Jeremy and I have decided to get involved with the Crown Financial small group bible study through our church. We were planning on taking it before we got married, but, after talking it over, decided to wait until we were married. I have to be honest, I'm not looking forward to it (sorry Jeremy). Not that I don't want to grow closer to God and get out of debt, but we have to memorize bible verses. 

I know part of growing spiritually is becoming closely twined with God's word, and I'm down with that. My problem...I have a horrible memory. Give me a song, I can memorize it. Give me a number, I can memorize it. Give me a piece of text, and I can't remember ANYTHING in it. I don't know why this is. I remember struggling through high school when we had to memorize the Preamble to the Constitution, Juliet's soliloquy in Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet's "To be or not to be" in Shakespeare's Hamlet. I did finally get them memorized after spending hours and hours saying those silly things over and over. 

Now, I understand, if I can do that in high school, I can surely get through a few verses. WRONG. Do you want to know what this week's verse is?? Well, even if you don't here it is:

"Everything in the Heavens and earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your Kingdom. We adore you as being in control of everything. Riches and honor come from you alone, and you are the Ruler of all mankind; Your hand controls power and might and it is at your discretion that men are made great and given strength" 1 Chronicles 29:11-12

I have been saying this over and over all day long, and you want to know what I remember: 1 Chronicles 29:11-12, I think because it has numbers in it. I just pray that God will get me through this week as I have not only this weeks scripture to memorize, but last weeks as well (no, I didn't flunk and have to repeat last weeks because I couldn't remember it, we were out of town.) I'll let you know how it goes.

1 comment:

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