His Word is powerful. Quick. Sharper than a two edged sword. It pierces deep, even into the joints and marrow. It is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of our heart. Hebrews 4:12
Every time I read Psalm 119 I’m blessed. It is filled to the brim with practical truth and encouragement. That is why I want to commit it to memory. Hide it in my heart. Be able to call on its richness wherever I am. I know what you are thinking… It’s so long! That is why I will work on it 8 verses at a time.
Did you know:
Psalm 119 is broken down into 22 sections of 8 verses. Each begins with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. How cool is that!
Some tips when memorizing scripture:
1. Read each verse, over and over
2. Write it out, over and over
3. Sing the words to a familiar tune (this is a great way to commit scripture to memory)
4. Carry around 8 verses at a time, written on an index card. Memorize them in the car, when you are waiting in line, when your hands are deep in sudsy warmth, or even when you are in the shower (just make sure to laminate the paper, hehe). Be creative!
So, who wants to join me? It may take a whole year, I know. But, it may not take that long. I would LOVE to hear of the blessings that are coming from hiding this nugget of scripture in your heart.
I have this scripture in a Word doc. that I would be happy to send to you.
I would suggest cutting out each section of 8 verses, and taping it onto a piece of construction paper, or large index card.
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