You’d think memorization would be easy for me. I mean, after all, in another seeason, I easily memorized 20+ page operatic arias or other vocal/choral works (in foreign languages, no less), along with page upon page of dialogue for theatrical productions. So, what is it that makes memorizing scripture so difficult? I am sure some of it has to do with the many distractions in my life and, honestly, just not
making taking the time to do it. I am, also, keenly aware that as much as God desires for me to memorize His Word, another force doesn’t want me to “hide His Word in my heart” and makes every attempt to keep me from doing so. But I am taking a stand, making scripture memory a priority, and including my children in this endeavor.
This year, my children and I have committed to Memorize The Mount. Many thanks to Ann Voskamp, who wrote 1000 Gifts and blogs at A Holy Experience, for challenging me in this endeavor. She’s even created memorization cards for all to use. You can download them [here].
Although, we started the journey of Memorizing the Mount a few weeks after it was originally launched, we are continuing on at a steady pace. Taking our time and making sure the words “stick” and “take root”. What about you? Would you like to join us on this journey? Simply start at the beginning and take your time. Don’t worry if you get behind (we did). Just keep at it. Allowing these sacred words to change and transform our hearts and lives.
Here is what we have memorized so far,