For the past several months God has been speaking to me about not knowing enough Scripture. I love His word and am familiar with it, but I have not memorized a lot of it. I can recall it, but sometimes not completely or correctly and I sometimes have trouble remembering the address. So He has directed me to learn one new Scripture each week. I am to memorize it and meditate on it and soak it up until it is completely engraved on my heart. The really neat thing is that God has been speaking to other women about this also. I have read several blogs and spoke with several women face to face that God has also impressed upon the need for Scripture memorization. On Beth Moore's blog over 3,000 women have committed to learning Scripture this year.
In an earlier blog entry I posted this quote from Adrian Roger's devotional "What Every Christian Ought to Know Day by Day": "I want you to learn how to study your Bible, to make it burst aflame in your hand. Knowledge is power in any realm, whether business, athletics, or theology. But nowhere is it more true than in relation to the Word of God. So since it's true that knowledge carries so much power, we need the knowledge of the Word of God in order to have spiritual power."
Can you imagine how much more effective we can be as Christian women if we are continually living and breathing the Holy Word of God? We can have spiritual power! "For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." Hebrews 4:12 (NIV).
In Psalm 119 David speaks so beautifully about God's Word and it's benefit to us:
- His Word is eternal (v.89)
- His laws endure to this day (v.91)
- His Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path v.105)
- His statutes are wonderful (v.129)
- All His Words are true (v.160)
Priscilla Shirer says in her Bible Study Discerning the Voice of God that by reading Scripture we delight ourselves in God and should expect to learn something new about our God and discover His personality.
My verse for this week is Zephaniah 3:17: The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
My prayer for anyone reading this blog is that God will give you the desire to know more of His precious Word in the coming year. We can be spiritually powerful women.
Life is Good,