Scripture Memory Thoughts

There has been one good thing about this whole lockdown due to Covid-19.  Well, I can actually think of several good things, but there is one in particular that I want to  talk with you about.  I have been diligently working at Scripture memory.  During furlough, I have to confess that I was a little lax.  If I’m totally, 100% honest, I’ve been lax for sometime.  I am always working at it, but there are times when I am more diligent than others.

As I age, my brain doesn’t seem to retain things as it did before.  I used to be able to go a work meeting, jot down a few notes, return to my desk and type out verbatim what was said and who said it.  Not any more.

Recently as I was struggling with a chapter that I was reviewing, I was getting pretty frustrated with myself.  I had worked so hard to memorize that chapter, but I just couldn’t retain it and the new chapter that I was learning.  I could say it with first letter prompts, but saying it without that was impossible.  Then something dawned on me.

If I do the work of memorizing, God is able to bring it to my remembrance when I need it.  I’ve seen Him do it in the past and I know that He can do it again.  John 14:26 says, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”  I know the context is not Scripture memory, but Jesus is saying that the Comforter will bring His words back to our minds.

This is such a comfort to me.  So I keep plugging away and do my best to hide God’s Word in my heart.  I will depend on Him to bring it to my mind when I need it to be there.  He is able.

2 thoughts on “Scripture Memory Thoughts

  1. Jackie Cook

    I’m continuing to work on Psalm 91 and yes, it is much harder to memorize now that I’m in my mid 70’s but slowing I’m retaining it. Thank you for your words of encouragement to keep on keeping on. Jackie

  2. Kay Walton

    Such an encouraging reminder! Oh how I wish I had the fresh young brain of my 20s. Press on! Hugs and prayers.

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