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Memorizing Scripture

There was a time in my life where I felt like I was so busy, so almost every part of my day was scheduled.  And because I had so much I had to do, it was easy to add in things like Bible reading, Bible memorization, letter writing and things of that nature.  Now that I know what real business is like, I find it difficult to do some of those things.  They require me to set aside time, but not regular time, more like, I have 5 – 10 minutes now time and I should really be doing something productive with it.

But how does that work.  Having seven children ages 13 – 2 years old, plus being pregnant, home educating, cooking, supervising cleaning, encouraging musical development, maintaining my own relationship with God, training my children in the fear and admonition of the Lord, there seems to be so much that is always needing to be done.

I miss the days I thought I was so busy (before children, before marriage) because my time was my own.  My time is no longer my own.  It is multiplied or divided amongst many different people. Because of this, I am realizing that I need to make certain things a priority.

When I just had two children, I was faithful to help them learn memory verses.  Now with 7, its so much harder.  But one of our family goals this year is to be memorizing Scripture.  So we chose to start one night at supper.  I printed off the passage of Scripture we are going to memorize and we worked on it all through supper.  We said the verse in normal voices, we said the verse in funny voices, we talked about what the verse means and how we can apply it to our lives.

It was a great start, but now comes the hard part, keeping that verse up and continuing to learn new verses.  That is really the hard part, isn’t it, keeping on keeping on.  To keep up with memorizing Scripture as a family shows how much we truly value the Word of God.  It shows our children what priority God is in our lives.  Yes, there are other ways to show the priority of our relationship with God to our children, but memorizing Scripture is something that can plant seeds to reap over a lifetime.  I want my children’s hearts to be planted in the Word of God so they will reap a harvest of pleasing the Lord in the future.

Now I need to come up with a plan for myself.  I need to pick a Proverb or two to work through.  Put it by my bed at night so I can work on it before I go to sleep and when I get up.  I need to write it out so I can post it on my walls and let Scripture work in my hearth throughout the day.

More to come about this topic in the future, but for now…

Susan

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