…which is good.
Because it has been a while since I jumped ship.
Memorizing Scripture is something we value–
We know it is commanded.
We know how much it helps.
We know how often God calls to mind a particular passage at a much needed moment.
When the kids were all really little we memorized most of the Foundation Verses–
76 key verses.
One per week.
The whole family focused on memorizing the same verse.
Not for quick recitation.
Not for momentary recall.
We had time to really let those verses sink in.
I still remember many of the verses–
I truly remember them.
And I also remember–
When we jumped ship.
And stopped memorizing God’s Word together as a family.
I happened when the older kids started school and each had a different weekly verse for every different grade level, and also a different verse for each different Sunday School class, and also a different verse for Junior Church, and also a different verse for the Wednesday night Bible Club and also a different verse for the verses we knew God wanted us to memorize as a family.
And I had verses.
And my husband had verses.
And somewhere along the way…
I got overwhelmed.
And shut down.
And basically jumped ship.
And for the most part, quit memorizing.
But now I’m back on board.
And let me tell you why…