Powerful Spiritual Disciplines

Author: Chelsea Leigh — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: June 17, 2021

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Powerful Spiritual Disciplines

When you think about memorizing Scripture, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Maybe you think about an elementary Sunday school class where you memorized a verse for a piece of candy. Perhaps you’ve never tried to memorize a Bible verse. Scripture memory is a powerful tool for better understanding the Bible, speaking truth into other people’s lives, and fighting the enemy’s attacks. When we’re filled with truth, it will overflow out of us. There’s something amazing about having Bible verses memorized. In my personal experience, there have been numerous times when someone I know needed to be encouraged with truth, and I was able to speak Scripture over them because it was already in my head. And when I’m feeling worried or attacked by the devil, I remember passages I’ve memorized, and I speak them aloud or rehearse them mentally over my own heart and soul. God’s active Word is a weapon we can use to bring radical revival to ourselves and those around us. How do you become diligent in this spiritual discipline? It looks different for everyone, but here are some tips that have helped me: First, start with one verse. Once you’re confident saying that verse from memory, start the second verse. I memorize one verse per day, so every day I review what I have already memorized and add a new verse. Don’t worry if you need more than one day for each verse. Second, don’t be legalistic about it. The point of memorizing God’s Word isn’t to check off a box. The goal here is to understand what you’re memorizing and fill up your quiver of arrows that will overcome the devil’s attacks. My prayer for you is that storing up truth in your heart will lead to growth and action, both in your life and in the lives of those around you. • Chelsea Leigh • Why is memorizing Scripture powerful? • How can you start memorizing the Word today? Who could you share it with? • Do you know someone who might like to memorize Scripture together? For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Hebrews 4:12 (NLT)


Read Verses:

Psalm 119:9-16; Ephesians 6:10-17