February 7, 2013
Connecting Your Word to His Word
It’s been a few weeks so far and it’s probably been easy to remember your one word. After all, it’s just one word. And you’ve memorized it. Plus, it’s framing the way you see your life and more importantly, the way you see God’s work in your life.
As you settle into your My One Word journey, let me give you your next step:
CONNECT YOUR WORD TO HIS WORD
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
Memorizing Scripture lays a solid foundation of Truth upon which you can process information and make decisions as you walk through this year with your one word.
We nod our heads and agree with that … and then resign ourselves to the fact that we just can’t memorize Scripture. We’ve tried and failed before.
But here is the beauty of My One Word. You just try to do something about one thing. You just do something you can from right where you are.
I am not asking you to memorize the whole Bible or even a chapter today. What I am asking you to do is to connect your one word to His word and memorize that one verse. Start with memorizing the first phrase of that verse. Add the next phrase in a couple of days. You can do this.
In 2007, My One Word was FINISH. I memorized James 1:4 which says, “Let perseverance FINISH its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
I used this one verse as the foundation of truth I walked upon as I lived out that year with my word FINISH.
Of course you can add other verses to memory as the year goes on if you wish – and you might decide to once you realize that you can in fact memorize one verse when you set your mind to it and focus. But the point is to start somewhere.
You can remember one word, and from there you can remember one verse. So use your one word to help you learn and remember His word.
Have you chosen a key verse to go along with your one word?
Have you tired to memorize that verse yet?