Have you ever had the experience where God brings His words to mind at just the right time? Like He’s talking to YOU?
At one of the lowest moments of my life, on a mountain in Europe, all alone, I was overwhelmed by “hearing”: “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those crushed in spirit.”…”I will never leave or forsake you”.
However, I think I’ve mentioned before that although I love Scripture and I really try to memorize it, I’m TERRIBLE at it (especially at getting the reference right). From what I hear, I don’t think I’m the only one in this proverbial “slow” boat. Can I hear an “Amen!”?
Anyway, I refuse to give up. I’ll try anything and recently I found Scripture Writer. It’s a unique site that takes you through three steps over and over again til you master a verse.
First you type it while looking at the verse. Then you type it while looking at it with some words removed. Then you type it completely from memory. Every step along the way, if you type a wrong letter or word the type shows up red instead of green. And it even gives you feedback, like “Wow! That was your best yet! You almost have this memorized!” (Who doesn’t love an encouraging computer?)
You can input your own verses, or use ones they have already inputed. I’m trying to memorize the whole first chapter of James. I think I’ve been working on 1:1-3 for two weeks (I told you I’m in the slow group!) Anyone want to join me?
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. (It’s that first part I always have trouble with!) Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, when you encounter trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.