A problem I've always had trouble with was memorizing verses. I've always chalked the lack of keeping it in my brain to - this verse is sooo long. But if I'm really honest with myself, it's because I lack the drive, desire and self-discipline. Now that's a hard one to swallow - that's what I need - honesty. And for the most part I'm pretty transparent.
I'm taking this stats class and there's this sentence that we have to use in order to complete our findings. Now - I don't have a problem memorizing this sentence for school - so why do I struggle with scripture? I can point to Satan and say - he tries everything to deter me from keeping God's word in my Spirit. But the same can be said about the Holy Spirit - he tries everything to keep God's word in my Spirit and it is promised to me that he'll bring to remembrance what is needed at that time. Perhaps I've used that as an excuse too - flippantly thinking - hey the Holy Spirit has my back so I really don't have to memorize it.
But this speaks directly against what the bible teaches us. We are to stand in the Faith. We are to work out our salvation daily. I don't want to be a lip service Christian. I want my actions to define me as God's child.
So - my goal this week is to memorize 1 Peter 1:4-5. Baby steps. :)