Wednesday, September 05, 2007
I saw this recently on Katy St. John's blog, and then my sweet friend Arlene sent this to me today in an e-mail.
What an adorable video!
But how convicting...yuck.
We grown-ups stink at this.
Rusty is teaching "Living by the Book" at our church on Sunday nights this semester, about Inductive Bible Study, and as part of our class we will be doing scripture memory. I'm very excited! As Rusty pointed out to us, the kids in Awana's are schooling us on this!
My kids are soaking up scripture so fast, and I am not keeping up with them.
And I love to memorize! It's not even hard for me! Why in the world don't I know more?
I have way too much of that "you know that verse...it's around 1st...no maybe 2nd Corinthians...or maybe it's Thessalonians." I'm the queen of partial verse quotations. That's not okay. I rely on my own Bible and journal to find the verses, but can't locate them otherwise. (I know it's next to the pages that my kids colored on, or before the section that's highlighted...do y'all do that too?)
That is sorry.
We are lazy.
We obviously don't love God's Word enough.
I feel like such a hypocrite to my kids, asking them to memorize a new verse each week, when I am not.
So this week Rusty has asked the class to memorize two verses:
Hebrews 4:12 and 2 Timothy 3:16-17. Both GREAT ones! If you're like me, you just need a plan and an accountability partner. So let's get one! I have a husband, so that's built-in accountability.
No more excuses.
When you see me next, ask me to quote my memory verses to you. And ask my husband and kids too. God's Word is too good, too precious, too valuable NOT to!!!!