As I have been writing these down, I have also been slowly memorizing them, tackling one verse every couple of days. My heart is encouraged, comforted, reproved and instructed in this and it is helping me to be able to turn to different verses for specific times of my life.In times when I feel alone I can cling to verses that remind me of the Lords love and grace towards me. When I feel like nothing is going right in my life, I can rely on verses that speak of the Lords faithfulness and his promise that he has a plan for me.Without having different verses like this Memorized, my heart is prone to easily slip into unbelief instead of faith in the promises of God and who he says he is.
If I were to ask you if you believed God is a God of love, no doubt you would most likely say yes. But if I asked you to give me a verse that says God is love, would you be able to tell me one. What if I asked for verses that say God is faithful, wise, strong, powerful, righteous, etc. These are all truths about who the Lord is, yet many of us cannot explain from where we know them, or why we believe them.
Welcome to the children and the bible blog. This blog will talk about the importance of teaching the bible to the children. This blog will basically cater the different aspect on the children’s role in the bible.
This will put emphasis on how kids are when it comes to the spiritual aspect of their being. The blog will also tackle the parent’s view and their role in educating their children in knowing God through the bible. This is going to be very informative and fun learning for the children. Read more on Memorize The Word
We have upon our feet the shoes of preparation to preach God’s gospel of peace. Therefore, we will stand strong and secure. We can meet any attack of the devil by raising the sWord of God’s Spirit, which is His Word.
With the battle cry of ‘It is written..’, the Enemy will turn and flee. ” Resist the devil, and he will flee from you’ (Jas 4:7).
I had a situation like this this past week. A friend called specifically for some advice, and after listening, I told her what I would do according to what scripture teaches. She called me knowing that I would tell her truthfully what I thought.
Great post. I am new at leading others and recently God has given me a new convert to care for and teach. It is a weighty task but one that is worthy and rewarding. I pray I will lead her in God’s truths and not in my own opinions but is it true that if I don’t know what God’s Word
says I will never be able to give it to her. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. Looking forward to reading more from you.
These are the friendships that matter. Where each person is teachable and dependent on the other to ‘set her straight in love’ if she thinks she is going to do something that dishonors the Lord.
Another great resource is Judy Rogers CD Teach Me While My Heart Is Tender ‘ It’s a combination of previous albums (Why Can’t I See God & Go To The Ant). It covers the children’s catechism and some proverbs. Judy is reformed (presbyterian) hence the catechism which was foreign to my upbringing, but WOW I can’t recommend it highly enough> Just to explain for those who may think as I did that catechisms are just for catholics ‘ it’s not true.
Also, to those asking if 9 months or 1 year or 17 months is too early, I just want to encourage you that whatever age you decide is right for you and your family to begin memorization, don’t let early age or the fact that your kiddo isn’t speaking yet stop you. The Word
of God will not return void ‘ it will at the very least be an encouragement to you to set your mind on things above (especially on those really trying days) and likely your child will soak some up too. Repeating scripture to him will help influence which are the first Word
s he learns. God, Love, Obey, Kind’etc’ Just don’t set your hopes/expectations too high -God will bring the fruit He desires in His own good time.
A sampling of the catechism questions covered on this CD: God Made Me, The Ten Commandments, How Can I glorify God., The Greatest Commandment. I suggest researching it a bit more and considering it to supplement CDs like Hide Em in Your Heart and straight memorization.