It seems I’ve been writing a lot about books lately. I love to read, but probably the biggest reason for the posts is the fact that I am riding in the car a lot and reading passes the time. A friend of mine gave me the book His Word in My Heart: Memorizing Scripture for a Closer Walk with God recently. This book is a must read!
Scripture memory has been a big part of my life in recent years. Over the past few years, I tried to do whole chapters. Memorizing Romans 8 was life-changing. Janet Pope takes this a step further and encourages you to memorize books. If you think you cannot memorize Scripture then this book is for you. If you need encouragement to keep on keeping on in this area, this book is for you. If you don’t memorize Scripture, but you feel like something is lacking in your spiritual life, this book is for you.
The author tells how this will help you in your prayer life as well. I started to memorize Psalm 121 as I read through the book. While I was working through my prayer list this morning and telling the Lord that I didn’t know how to pray for certain people, Psalm 121:7 popped into my mind. “The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.” That is something I can pray for others.
I knew that I was lacking something in my life, but didn’t know what. The Lord has used this book to help meet that need. I hope you’ll get a copy and take the time to read it. It really is worth the read…