Forget Me Not

 

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The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.

He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.

Surely goodness and loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

A Psalm of David—The Lord’s Prayer—Psalms 23

 

My nine year old memorized this scripture over the past two weeks. She diligently studied. Each day she read the scripture out of her Bible. She then proceeded to write out two “sections” (not necessarily verses) of this scripture onto a bright piece of yellow notebook paper. She used her brilliant grape smelling purple marker and made the last word of each section in big bubble letters, coloring them in to make them complete. Then she hung each paper in her room on the wall next to the nightstand. Each time she passed by she’d steal a glance and put it to memory. Or she’d focus on it as she lay in bed trying to fall asleep. By the time she finished she had taped ten pieces of paper down the wall and back up again. It was the most beautiful artwork I had ever seen.

Sunday she went to church and said her scripture to her Sunday school teacher thus earning a seal on her certificate. I am so proud of her as any mother would be. And as I thought about her process I wondered why I haven’t put much scripture to heart. I read it, I pray it, but do I KNOW it?

And how does one put scripture to heart? Do you read it once and have it memorized or are you like my daughter and need to develop a process for learning?

So over the course of the next few weeks I think I’ll try my daughter’s technique of memorizing scripture. What say you? Will you join me? Post your technique and scripture below in the comments and we will put God’s word to heart together!

 

Question: In what way do you memorize scripture? Which scripture will you commit to learning over the next few weeks?

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About Nichole Hall

Nichole is a writer, a wife and a mom. Living with a chronic illness has enabled her to understand a broken spirit and how to find Christ in the chaos of suffering. She has walked side by side with women in crisis helping them through their own transformation and seeking God’s divine purpose for their lives. She writes women’s fiction, and non-fiction works. Nichole holds the position of Treasurer for ACFW Arkansas and has been Secretary for both ACFW Arkansas and White County Creative Writers Group. Nichole organizes her church’s Annual Ladies Retreat and speaks at ladies events sharing her own story of how the Lord transformed her into who she is today. She lives in Arkansas with her beloved husband and two beautiful daughters.

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