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CHRISTIAN LIFE IN LONDON | SEPTEMBER 2020 EDITION
Bible Memorization
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By Alex Cameron



Several years ago, I visited a new church and then became a regular attender.

From the opening welcome through the benediction scripture poured out of the pastor. I was smitten. I was really struck by how grounded he and his teaching was in the word of God. During that initial meeting he reminded us of his Pastor's challenge - to memorize 12 scripture verses in 12 weeks.

I took the challenge seriously and started to memorize some Bible verses. Initially some verses that I knew or that were loosely shaped in the back of my mind. Later I added verses that were meaningful to me. Some from my personal reading some from a message he was teaching. I typed each up on an individual sheet of paper and studied them every day, often in bed at night before I went to sleep.

After several weeks, one morning I woke up quoting scripture. My reaction was Wow that was cool. That simple challenge changed my life. It changed how I read and study scripture. It changed how I pray.

I continue to review verses I have memorized daily and frequently wake up with scripture on my mind and lips, especially if I was praying, studying or reciting scripture when I was going to sleep.

As I continued to memorize scripture I compiled and self-published a book of some of the verses that were important to me called Bible Verses for Prayer, Meditation and Memory. If you are interested , click HERE, it is available as a free download.

I also use an app on my Smartphone from BibleMemory.com. In that app I have created a group that includes some of my favourite verses. Feel free to check it out if you are looking for some ideas.

The Word says Your word I have hidden in my heart that I might not sin against you. What are you hiding in your heart?

Alex is a follower of Jesus Christ. He is passionate about the word of God and loves to share the good news of the mercy of God with others. He lives with his wife in London. You can contact Alex by email: alexcameron@outlook.com.






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