I am a terrible gardener. My grandmother, my husband, and my dad all have green thumbs, but my thumb is BLACK. What can I say, I am easily distracted. My plants tend to dry out and die.
By memorizing Scripture, I am attempting to garden my soul a bit — hopefully, with better results! In his book Scripture by Heart: Devotional Practices for Memorizing God’s Word, Joshua Choonmin Kang compares memorizing and meditating on God’s word to gardening:
“Each word of Scripture is a seed. Plant each word in your interior garden
and you will bear more fruit than your limbs can support” (p. 18).
How about you? Are you ready to water the soil of your heart by memorizing God’s Word? Let’s hold each other accountable by Hiding 20 in 2012. In the comment section below, write out the verse you will be working on for the next two weeks. Make sure to include your first name, your home state, the verse’s address/location, and the Bible translation:
Lyli from Florida: “The Lord is my Strength and my Shield;
my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped.
Therefore, my heart rejoices and, I praise Him with song” (Psalms 28:7, HCSB).
Here’s a little play on words for all you Pinterest Fans. Rather than ‘Pin it,” let’s purpose to “Hide it.” I will end each post with a “Hide it” Suggested Verse.
“Now we have this treasure in clay jars,
so that this extraordinary power may be from God and not from us”
(II Cor. 4:7, HCSB).
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