For the past couple of years, I have felt a strong desire to really work on memorizing sections of Scripture. The psalmist says, “I have stored up your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” (Psalm 119:11) I was envious of those who could call Scripture to mind without having to look it up and was especially motivated by worship leaders who effortlessly used memorized Scripture as part of the transitions between songs or as prayers during their worship time. But until this year, I had really struggled with it.
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One of the most important things for growing in our relationship with Jesus is establishing a daily time to read the Bible and pray. I believe that so strongly and it has certainly been true in my life. When someone is just starting out in committing to this daily “quiet time,” it can take discipline to keep it up day after day. There were times in my life where I would read a chapter, say a quick prayer, check it off of my to-do list, and get on with the rest of my day. I wasn’t really getting a lot out of it. Sometimes I would pick up a devotional book and get a new boost on really having an effective study and prayer time, but I would soon find myself slipping back into a stale routine.