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Thursday, January 1, 2009

2009 Scripture Number 1

Beth Moore posted on her blog a few days ago asking if anyone wanted to join her in memorizing Scripture, two a month, in 2009. I usually catch those kinds of posts late, so I was surprised to see my comment was like one of the first twelve. (See...the no procrastination is going well so far)



There's still time to join--and it doesn't matter if it's the first of the year or the end. Join in any time.

So. Because I'm me, I have to put my own twist on things. It's difficult for me to do what everyone else is doing or the way they're doing it. I have to somehow make it my own, and then it has meaning and value for me.

Beth suggests buying a pack of those bound index cards, and that's a fabulous idea (and I would never, ever chastise you for doing just that) however, I want more room to move and grow. I want to do mine incorporating my creative side. I want to learn how to be creative with God.

I think a sketchbook will work well. So that's what I'm using.

The verse that will start of my year is Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen.


I'm not sure how I should document this journey.

We're supposed to pick our first verse and work on memorizing from the 1st - 14 and then the second from the 15 - end of the month. So maybe I'll post my verse on the 1st and 15th and then post a photo of my sketchbook on the 14th and the last day of the month?

Is anyone else doing this? Let's hold each other accountable, or at least cheer each other on!



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3 comments:

Gin said...

I'm going to email you the secret to scripture memorization and it will blow your socks off.

Kay Day said...

I'm not a big fan of memorizing, but I just might. I like your idea, too.
I already know that one, Heb 11:1, so I'm ahead of the game already! Did you pick it or did she assign it?

~michelle pendergrass said...

She said we should try to pick our own, so I did. She's putting hers up so anyone who wants to use it can.

I also don't mind if people use the verse I picked. :)

I told Gina in an email, I am not sitting down with a intent to memorize, which is the reason for my sketchbook. I want to meditate on the verse, pray it in color, be creative with God, and I figure I'll memorize in the process. If I look at it as simply Scripture Memorization, I'll fail horribly. I titled the blog post that, though, because I'm trying to keep a little similarity to Beth's post. LOL