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December 10, 2009

“DOWNLOADING”

“TANKING UP”

“SUPERCHARGING”

These are some terms “in vogue” that could be used to describe an old concept—Scripture memorization.

Last November (2005), about a year ago, I got “inspired” (breathed into by the Holy Spirit <grin>) to memorize heavily by a statement I read by Donald S. Whitney in a book called Spiritual Disciplines. He challenged the reader: “You say you can’t memorize, but if I gave you $1,000 for every verse you memorized in the next week, how many could you do?” I did 40!

When I reached 60 or 70, I started looking for something more consistent—so I did the book of Philippians, the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5,6,7) & started on Colossians. (I got through the middle of chapter 2 before bogging down, and for the past 6 months I’ve been saturating myself in other ways.)

The neatest by-product, though, was totally unexpected. Sometimes I will hear a word or phrase (like “[dis]qualified” in the previous “nugget”) & it will “trigger” the scripture & encourage me or give me something to chew on. I’ve become a fire believer:

TO GET “SUPERCHARGED”

MEMORIZE SCRIPTURE

(especially set to music—that’s like dual hemi’s!)