Motivation

What Does Your Memory Actually Do?

"Beware that you do not forget the Lord your God..." (Deut. 8:11) The cover story for the November 2007 issue of National Geographic features a fascinating analysis of the human memory. The article tells the story of AJ, a 41-year-old-woman with an amazing ability to remember nearly every moment of ...
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Remember This

"I remembered Your judgments of old, O Lord, And have comforted myself." (Psalm 119:52) The cover story for the November 2007 issue of National Geographic features a fascinating analysis of the human memory. The article tells the story of AJ, a 41-year-old-woman with an amazing ability to remember ...
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4 Excuses for Not Memorizing Scripture

Princes persecute me without a cause, But my heart stands in awe of Your word. (Psalm 119:161) If the thought of memorizing Scripture makes you cringe, then you know how I felt six years ago when I was challenged to start memorizing myself. It took me about four seconds to come up with a list of ...
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Mowing & Memory Work

“Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.” (Psa. 119:11) “Do I really have to?” Maybe I’m the only one who asked my parents this question growing up, but it always reflected the desire of an immature child to avoid doing something unpleasant. Like most ten- ...
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Motivated Memory Work

“Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us…” (2 Corinthians 5:20) To me, the most noteworthy benefits of memorizing Scripture are those we experience on a personal level. These include joy, peace and “good success” (Josh. 1:8). It is, however, ...
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The Powerful Word of God

“But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison." (James 3:8) The power of the spoken word is enormous and difficult to fully comprehend. The personal impact of our own speech is that “by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned,” ...
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Lessons from a Christmas Carol

In Dickens’ classic Christmas Carol, Scrooge spies two wretched children in the skirts of the Spirit of Christmas Present. Scrooge asks the spirit, “Are they yours?” 'They are Man's,' said the Spirit….This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but ...
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Gems in the Trenches

What if we had been born with a pre-installed verbatim copy of all 1,189 chapters of the Bible? No forgetfulness, no need for memory books, flashcards, or systematic review. Just instant access to His Word: in our minds as we conversed with family, friends, coworkers, in our hearts as we ...
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Preparing for Affliction

"Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction." (Psalm 119:92) In his first epistle, the apostle Peter reminds us to "think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you" (4:12). Verses like this ...
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Short-Term Vs. Long-Term Memory

"I will delight myself in Thy statutes: I will not forget Thy word." (Psalm 119:16) If you're anything like me, Scripture memorization is not something that comes easily on most days. Aside from simply making time to spend in God's Word amidst my otherwise busy schedule, the process of learning a ...
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