Connect Your Word to HIS Word
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?
My word is “up”. Can you share a little bit about how to find a good verse? I tried Bible Gateway and the closest I came was “upon” which is not what I mean. Help?
Hey Casey. What does UP mean to you? Find a verse that speaks to that, even if it doesn’t contain the word “up.”
For example, if UP means to live and think with a heavenly perspective, maybe the verse Philippians 4:8. Or if UP is a specific reminder to lift your prayers and concerns to God, maybe Phil 4:6 would be good. Or if UP refers to career advancement for you, consider Colossians 3:22-24.
If it’s all of those things to you, maybe memorize them one at a time over the next few months.
Hope that helps!
There are SO many bible verses with the word LOVE. I looked at them all in Strong’s concordance and have picked out 3 or 4 passages that are the best for the context I need. I already know some of the verses, so I’m memorizing the other ones. It is amazing to have scripture ready in our hearts to help when we need it!
Very true – have you read the “Blow Up the Moment” chapter in the book? It shows just how useful it is to have scripture in our head and heart when we need it.
My word is discipline. the verse I have chosen is 1Corinthians 9:27, but I haven’t memorized it yet…But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.
I chose delight as my one word – based from Psalm 37:4: Delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. This year I am participating in Beth Moore’s Scripture Memory Team and this was the first verse I chose to memorize for the year.
That’s terrific, Karen. Delight is a powerful spiritual discipline.