I am with a group of people on Facebook who have committed to memorize the whole book of Colossians this year. We are memorizing 2 verses per week to accomplish this by the end of 2011. Ann Voskamp began the Facebook page and every now and then she responds to the comments there and speaks to her own experience in the memorization in her blog
Today she talked about how having Scripture in your mind and heart is like wearing a garment. It covers you, wraps around you, shapes who you are and presents you to the world. Wow! I’ve been murmuring the first three verses of Colossians 1 over and over to get them to stick to my brain. In the process, last evening as my husband approached me to kiss me good-night he said, “Thank you.” after he kissed me. I said, “For what?” He replied, “Well, you said grace and peace to you. I needed that.” I think he knew I was trying to go over my memory verses, but he took the Word to himself because he needed it. I was wearing it. He could see it. He was blessed by it.
I am a bit discouraged that I have come to the importance of Scripture memorization so late in life. I am 59. Oh, what could I be now had I begun at age 9 or 29 or even 49!? Ah, well, this is the Year of Now for me so I am not going to dwell on the past. I am too busy working on verse 4 now.
Grace and peace to you,