Motivation

Many Wonderful Works

"Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto Thee." (Ps. 143:8) Perhaps the most significant role of the Word of God is that it inerrantly reveals to us the nature of its Author. Although Creation points to a Creator (Ps. 19:1) and our conscience bears witness that " ...
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Knowledge Precedes Obedience

"Teach me, O Lord, the way of Thy statutes; And I shall keep it unto the end. Give me understanding, and I shall keep Thy law; Yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.” (Psalm 119:33-34) It goes without saying that obedience to God's Word is impossible for those who are unaware of what it has ...
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Avoiding the Net

"Surely in vain the net is spread In the sight of any bird." (Proverbs 1:17) As Christians, we are invited to "behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God" (1 John 3:1). In view of Christ's astounding love, the apostle Paul asked ...
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Get Someone to Memorize With You

"For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up." (Ecclesiastes 4:10) If I could give just one word of advice to any new memorizer, it would be to prepare for discouragement. As odd as this advice may sound at ...
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Jonah and the Big Memory Test

So there was Jonah, stuck inside a great fish contemplating his life choices. He pulls out his smartphone, dries it off, opens his Bible app, and searches for verses to match his need – absolutely not! There is nothing wrong with tools. They can be a great help. But no device or card in your ...
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Defining Success

"But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves." (James 1:22) An inescapable part of our human nature is an inner desire to be successful. We feel humiliated by failure and we're terrified by the thought of falling short in the things that matter most. Of course we ...
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Memorizing In Season And Out of Season

"Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.” (2 Timothy 4:2) If you've been memorizing Scripture for any significant length of time, then chances are you have faced a lack of motivation at some point along the way. Perhaps ...
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Why People Memorize

"And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.” (Colossians 3:23) I've come to realize over the last several months that most people who memorize Scripture do so for slightly different reasons. Some people memorize because they want to "make their way prosperous and have ...
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Reaping What You Sow

"Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will aso reap." (Galatians 6:7) [caption id="attachment_14" align="alignright" width="209"] Dakota Lynch[/caption] The principle of reaping what you sow is one that applies to every aspect of our lives. Just as ...
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Meditating on Scripture - Part 1

“But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night.” (Psalm 1:2) [caption id="attachment_14" align="alignright" width="209"] Dakota Lynch[/caption] The power of the human mind is difficult to understate. Even apart from its ability to retain vast ...
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