What! A memory verse challenge? That’s right, they have that every January! Oops. We realized we were a week late but David and I decided to jump in anyway and take the challenge to memorize Hebrews 12. There are 29 verses in the chapter so we hurried to catch up. Our goal was to memorize the verse of the day in the morning and quote to each other in the evenings. When it didn’t work out to quote it too each other in the evenings we made time for it the next morning or worked on it at the same time as canning pumpkin, fixing hair (that was me) or riding in the car. (You should see David’s paper! Or what’s left of it!) This has been a stretch for us both but in a good way. There is nothing more rewarding than meditating on scripture because you know God in a deeper way and plus if you meditate on it day and night, and do what is written in it, you will be prosperous and successful! (See Joshua 1:8). David and I have found it getting harder as we come down to the final few verses and would like to take this opportunity to encourage anyone else who has taken this challenge not to give up! It is worth the time. Finish strong. And if you didn’t know about it, why not make it your February challenge?
The living the journey website offers some outstanding commentary on the passage if you want to check it out. I’d also encourage anyone who would be interested in a memory verse aid to sign up for memverse. This is also a great tool for reviewing scriptures that you want to keep in your heart!
“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” Psalm 119:11