After the Beth Moore conference I determined I needed to spend more time memorizing God's word. After all, how am I supposed to live it if I don't know it? So my first chunk (which seems fitting for this phase of my life) is:
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
This section (esp 6-7) was featured in a series of books I read recently - The Yada Yada House of Hope series by Neta Jackson. I really enjoyed the books. I hate when I read books and the theology is just a little screwy for me but I've never had that problem with these ones. (I recently read one about a Christian soap opera star which just seemed weird to me...I didn't read past the first couple chapters so I have no idea how her theology turned out).
Someone also posed a question on Facebook, oh Facebook, about if it is more important to understand Biblical doctrine or follow Jesus in the way we live. I guess I feel like the two are mutually exclusive. If you don't know Biblical doctrine can we really follow Jesus in how we live? (And I'm not saying be able to give a reference for every verse you know or have a discussion about how many points of Calvinism you agree with...just the basic stuff at least). Something to think about since it ties back to scripture memorization (or just reading!).
Hold me accountable people - lets get some scripture memorized!