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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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How to Memorize a Bible Verse

"And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up." (Deuteronomy 6:6-7) There ...
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Meditations on Joy

"These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full." (John 15:11) A frequent prayer of mine is for grace to remember the things I ought not forget, and to forget the things I ought not remember. Of course this prayer has a special significance to ...
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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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Walking in the Spirit

“If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” (Galatians 5:25) If you’re anything like me, the biggest day-to-day struggle we often face isn’t usually a temptation to commit outright sin; it’s our tendency to forget about God, to spend hours at a time caught up in the ...
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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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Meditations on God's Strength

"And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure." (2 Corinthians 12:7) As we study the Scriptures, it's often tempting to view the men and women of the Bible as ...
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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 2

"And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as ...
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