The Scripture I memorized as a child comes readily to my lips, but I find it much more challenging to commit Scripture to memory as an adult. However, the benefits and blessings of having God’s Word hidden in my heart remain unchanged.
Scripture memory is a discipline and brings great blessing. As Paul advised Timothy, Scripture is indeed “…useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness…” (II Timothy 3:16) God has used His Word to do all that and more in my life.
God has challenged me to commit a long passage to memory this year. He has led me to Romans 12 — what a powerful chapter! Would you like to join me in hiding this truth in your heart?
To aid us in our verse by verse journey, I’ve created a little file which you can download and print here: Romans 12.
You can print it on card stock and staple or even glue the pages into a small journal. I find it useful for redeeming the “wait” time at the doctor or dentist, when picking up a child, or when meeting a friend. Incorporating this into my daily quiet time helps to cultivate this discipline.