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.