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As many of you know, this past January 1, 2009 ~ a large group of men, women, and children all across the United States accepted my challenge to memorize 26 new verses in 2009 ~ ABC style. (For more details on how my ABC Verse idea started, click here)
Monday night I was at church getting ready for Bible Study. I ran into two little friends in the hall who are fellow ABC Memorizers. Of course, they wanted to know when I was going to send out the “U” verse. I tried to explain about my past computer troubles, but I don’t think they were buying my excuse! 🙂
So then I asked, “Are you guys ready for U?”. Oh me of little faith! Are they ready?? You betcha!! The two little girls know ALL of the verses A through T by heart.
I couldn’t resist having them come to Bible Study with me! After checking with their mom, my two young friends stood before the 70+ ladies of our group. The girls thought it would be fun if we “tested” them by picking a letter of the Alphabet, and then they would say the verse. The first letter picked was “J”.
Here are my two friends getting ready to share John 14:6. Jesus answered, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Of course they knew it perfectly!!
So cute! Then I asked them to share their favorite verses with us. The younger sister said her favorite was the letter N verse ~ Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to Your Name be the glory, because of Your love and faithfulness (Psalm 115:1). Here she is sharing it proudly below…
Her big sister’s favorite verse is the “M” verse ~ May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, O Lord, my Rock and Redeemer (Psalm 19:14). Here she is saying it below…word for word…
So precious!!! What an encouragement the two girls were to me (and to our Bible study!!)!! If they can do, so can we, right??!! 🙂
If you are interested in accepting the ABC Challenge, it’s not too late! Start anytime! Just grab some index cards or a little binder and join us!! You can learn more about ABC Challenge here!
And if you’ve been participating in the Challenge since January, can you believe we are at the “U” and “V” verses already?? Keep up the great work!! You’re almost to the finish line. Woo Hoo!!
Here are the two new verses….
U – Until now you have not asked for anything in My Name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. John 16:24
V – Victory rests with the Lord. Proverbs 21:31b
Time spent memorizing God’s Word is never wastest time! Whether you choose to follow the ABC plan or another way, may I encourage you to pick one verse before you close this post that you can commit to memory. (Do you have your verse??) Now grab an index card, write it out, carry it with you wherever you go, and say it aloud often!! Let’s allow God to transform our minds!! Woo Hoo! 🙂
P.S. What verse are you currently memorizing or has been impactful to you (in case someone is looking for a verse to memorize)?? Share with us please!! 🙂
Cindy, I love this verse and the entire chapter: Psalm 20:7 "Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God." I always think of it as no matter what the battle, you can trust in the Lord! Love that! Jenny C.
Well, I have not been memorizing with you all year as I am new to your blog, but I have been doing some work on my own. The latest is this:"And by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect."Thanks for sharing this story of these two precious little ladies of God. You, along with their parent, are seeding for them a discipline that will follow them the rest of their lives; and the truth will stay with them until eternity.Happy Thanksgiving.peace~elaine
This is an excellent idea. I think I will incorporate this into my tween's home school curriculum–and maybe even my own routine. I am horrible at memorization, so this is definitely worth a try.