Wednesday, April 3, 2013
40 Verses in 40 Days - a recap
I did it. I completed my journey of memorizing 40 verses in 40 days.
There were days I had to carve out time to memorize the verse because I was busy.
There were days the verse came easy.
There were days I didn't get the verse memorized. So I had to do it the next day.
There were days I had so much free time while waiting and standing in line that I could've memorized 2 or 3 verses but instead reviewed.
There were days I didn't have time to review my verses.
But I read my bible daily
I found a verse every day. Some days they were verses on a list I've been wanting to memorize. Or part of the chapter I memorized. Some days they were right out of my reading. The week leading up to Easter I followed the Holy Week devotions that our pastor created and all my verses were from there.
This was an interesting journey/project. I learned some new verses that are neat. I have some new encouraging verses in my head. I have some new "this is my faith" verses. And those are great reasons to memorize scripture. ABSOLUTELY!!! But mostly, because I added a new verse EVERY DAY and had to review previous verses, it kept me so wrapped up in God's word that my sanity was totally kept in check. I felt calmer about things that should have had me outraged. I felt closer to God. And that ... my friend ... was the point of this.
They say it takes 21 times to make a habit. I did this 40 days. When I woke up Monday morning and finished reading my bible I felt something missing when I didn't pick a memory verse.
I will continue. I LOVE it. I really do.
I think I'm going to work on memorizing 2-3 a week. Daily was a bit more than I could handle. But weekly just isn't enough to keep me interested and working on it.
Watch for the return of Memorization Monday.