Like many children of my generation who were brought up in a Christian home, I learned a few individual verses of Scripture at Sunday School, but it wasn’t until I was at Bible College, in my mid-twenties, that I began to do some serious Scripture memorisation. I managed to memorise the whole of Ephesians and a few other very short passages and then the discipline waned again.
Many years later, for no other reason that I can think of – other than the prompting of the Spirit of God – I gave myself to the task of memorising Psalm 119 and since then, albeit somewhat sporadically, I have maintained the discipline of committing to Scripture passages and books of the Bible.
I can truthfully say that it has been the greatest blessing to me of all the spiritual disciplines. It has nourished and fed me incalculably, and I recommend it without hesitation to ANYONE.
By the grace of God, and by his grace alone, I have managed, in recent years, to memorise Psalm 119 and several other Psalms, The Sermon on the Mount, Romans, 2 Timothy and Jude. I am currently reviewing my memorisation of Psalm 119 and, alongside that, I have begun to learn Hebrews 11:1-12:2 which I will be preaching on in a new series starting in a couple of weeks’ time.
That’s how my journey started, and you can read how it is continuing here as I blog about my experience. I would love to hear from you about your journey in memorising Scripture – the blessings you have experiences, the challenges you have faced, any tips you might have to help me and others on the journey. Please do get in touch using the Contact page and, with your permission, I’ll share it with others on the Your Journey page.