Monday, September 2, 2013

Scripture memory review!

I've fallen a bit behind on my memory work, but I've been doing some review today and decided to attempt to type all of my 2013 scriptures from memory (eek!). I've noticed a theme of hope and love running through the verses I've chosen this year. Just reviewing them, rewriting them (however imperfectly), has blessed me -- maybe someone else needs these words today?
Okay - here goes!

Above all, love each other deeply, 
because love covers over a multitude of sins.
Cheerfully share your home with those 
who need a meal or a place to stay.
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another 
as good stewards of God's varied grace.
1 Peter 4:8-10

May the words of my mouth 
and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, 
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer!
Psalm 19:14

Oh that we might know the Lord! 
Let us press on to know him. 
He will respond as surely as the arrival of the dawn 
or the coming of rains in early spring. 
Hosea 6:3

All your children will be taught by the Lord 
and great will be their peace. 
Isaiah 54:13

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, 
firm and secure. 
Hebrews 6:19a

Our Father in heaven, reveal who you are.
Set the world right. 
Do what's best -- as above, so below.
Matthew 6:19

(so far so good -- even references! yay!)

Don't just pretend to love others -- really love them. 
Hate what is wrong, cling tightly to what is good. 
Love each other with genuine affection 
and take delight in honoring each other. 
Romans 12:9-10

I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light 
so that you can understand the confident hope 
he has given to those he called - his holy people 
who are his rich and glorious inheritance.
Ephesians 1:18

(words in bold I missed!)

When anxiety was great within me, 
your consolation brought me joy.
Psalm 94:19

(missed the reference on this one)

Trust in the Lord and do good.
Dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
Delight yourself in the Lord 
and He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord
Trust in him and he will act.
He will bring forth your righteousness as the light 
and your justice as the noonday.
Psalm 37:3-6

But this I call to mind, therefore I have hope:
The Lord's loyal kindness never ceases;
His compassions never end. 
They are fresh every morning. 
Your faithfulness is abundant!
Lamentations 3:21-23

Live a life filled with love,
following the example of Christ.
He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, 
a pleasing aroma to God.
Ephesians 5:2

I pray that God, the source of all hope,
will infuse your lives with an abundance of joy and peace 
in the midst of your faith 
so that your hope will overflow 
through the power of the Holy Spirit. 
Romans 15:13

Phew -- getting there. And this was after hand-writing them a time or two to review.  Praying that these will be more than words -- that God would use them to transform my mind and heart! What are you memorizing these days?