As is typically the case, my memory verse this time is chosen from where I am in my walk with the Lord. As I look through the year’s selections of memory verses, I could tell you generally what was going on in my life where those Words of Old ministered to my heart.
Today’s one of those days I need to be smarter than I am. We need a healthy dose of His wisdom and words to convey our fierce love for a family member, to convey our concern, to convey His Love and direction for them. The good news is that the Lord promises always to answer that prayer for wisdom in James 1:5, but this one from the Psalms spoke to me as a promise from a friend.
This year I have tried to tuck a few verses into my heart with Beth Moore’s blog and the Siestas. Though I have been remiss in much of it, we have completed 21 verses and are entering crunch time before the “test” in January.
The real tests and benefits of knowing God’s Word come each day. Whether it is an outward resolve to handle a situation in love or an inner calm that settles inside me, there is a delight in hiding ancient words of Life in my heart. There is wisdom. There is peace. If you have an extra few minutes, listen to John Piper extol the virtues of memorizing The Word of the Lord using memorized verses.
Psalm 119:24 “Your testimonies also are my delight; They are my counselors.”