On day 2 of Beth Moore's Paul: 90 Days on His Journey of Faith, the focus is on memorizing God's Word. It reminds me of an elderly black man I once saw on the national news following Hurricane Katrina. He had been trapped on the roof of his submerged home for several days. He spoke of how the Bible had given him hope during such a dark time. He told the reporter, "The only Bible I had was the one I had in my mind. But that was enough." I stopped to wonder, "Do I have enough of God's Word memorized to carry me through when the Book is not available to me?" Memorizing God's Word isn't something we do to earn kudos on Sunday morning. It's something we do because we know the Word changes who and what we are. The more we carry in our hearts, the more we change. I don't know about you, but I am always game for change in this heart of mine!
May you feel His grace today,
The last Word:
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.