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Who Says Moms Can't Memorize Scripture?

Who Says Moms Can't Memorize Scripture?

Just when you think you can't go on - the baby's in the tub, the toddler is hollering, and the phone is ringing - these verses hold new meaning!

"This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says:
'In repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strength'" (Isaiah 30:15).

"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty" (Psalm 91:1)

"Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from Him" (Psalm 127:3).

"I lift up my eyes to the hills; where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of Heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip; He who watches over you will not slumber;
Indeed, He who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep" (Psalm 121:1-4)

Busy moms can't always take time to leaf through the pages of Scripture to find the verse they need - in a crunch! That's why it is essential to commit favorite Bible verses to memory. That way, God can remind you of His promises - right when you need them!

Think you can't memorize Scripture?

Not long ago, I was teaching a small group leader training seminar for women's ministries at our church. Our curriculum included weekly Scripture memory work.

Several participants voiced their difficulty in memorizing Bible verses. They claimed this is easy for children, but difficult for adults. A few folks said they had lost the ability to memorize, as they grew older.

"My kids keep me so busy!" one mom wailed. "How can I possibly memorize Bible verses?"

"OK, let's try a little game," I said. We handed out blank notebook paper. I asked everyone to number the top ten lines. On these lines, they listed the following:

1. Your home phone number.
2. Your cell phone number.
3. Your spouse's cell phone number.
4. Your home address and zip code.
5. Your social security number.
6. Your spouse's social security number.
7. Your children's names, ages, and birthdates.
8. Your wedding anniversary.
9. Your siblings' names, ages, and birthdates.
10. Two additional phone numbers you know by heart.

"Gee," I said. "You guys are smart! You sure can memorize a lot of details! And this stuff is not nearly as interesting or meaningful as Scripture."

The room became very quiet for a few moments.

The following week, guess how many class members knew their verses?

What's your favorite Scripture? Have you personalized a parenting promise from the Bible? Please share your favorite verse in a comment here! (Choose the Bible translation you prefer, NIV, KJV, NASB, RSV, Amplified, The Message, etc.)

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  1. Thank you for this blog post and the link to the article..One of my 8 for 2008 goals is to memorize 8 scripture verses and I have been having so much trouble with that!

    Thank you for this! It's like a gentle reminder from God going "ahem...forgetting something?" Lol

  2. You know... scripture says that the Holy Spirit will bring to our remembrance...

    Your blog entry here shows that you must first put the scripture in there for Him to bring to your remembrance! If you haven't hidden it in your heart, how can He remind you of it? (I'm terrible at memorization, however, I do recall scripture says ____ just don't usually have the 'address' of it!)

    Nicely done!

    And thanks for the kind words about my daughter on my blog!

    His blessings to you! BB



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