Learn More about Bible Memorization and Meditation
This month we will be focusing on the spiritual discipline of Bible memorization. It has been said that for many Christians, Scripture memorization falls to the important, but not urgent category of our faith, so it becomes a discipline we don’t get around to doing. When we don’t see it as a necessary component of our faith, we may fall into the trap of thinking that we don’t have the time to commit to doing it or we simply aren’t wired that way. And to be honest, it’s not an easy task; it takes time, it takes a plan and it takes practice, but the more we do it, the better we’ll get at it and having Scripture cemented in our hearts and minds is more than worth the effort. Just reflect on these truths about the Bible.
The Bible is God’s word and it is beneficial for us in many ways (2 Timothy 3:16)
God’s word is sent out to bring change and it will not fail (Isaiah 55:11)
God’s word will help us fight sin (Psalm 119:11)
God’s word is written to give you hope and encouragement (Romans 15:4)
Our hope this month is to help you practice memorizing a passage of Scripture, so that 1, you have the word of God hidden in your hearts and minds and realize that 2, you CAN memorize Scripture. The goal is to memorize Colossians 1:15-23. We will be preaching through Colossians starting in April and thought we could get a jump start getting familiar with the text.
You can do this! We’ve highlighted some great resources to help you along the way. We believe our kids, students, and adults can all participate in this. Foothill Kids will continue to work on memorizing Matthew 6:25-34 and Foothill Students will be encouraged to memorize Colossians 1:15-23 with the plan outlined. So we invite you to jump in and do your best. Our hope is that it will start a lifelong commitment to memorizing Scripture so that the word of God will be written in our hearts and minds; so that we can recall God’s word when we need guidance, strength, hope or encouragement.
Memorize Scripture with your kids!
All year long we are working to memorize Matthew 6:25-34!