It has been far too long since I tried to memorize anything. To be honest, when I learned we had to memorize verses in this study, I was afraid I would be able to do it.
But, I did it! This is a personal victory for me because as my RA has gotten worse, I often feel like my mind is not a sharp it used to be. Being able to memorize this verse helps me feel a sense of accomplishment, but also gives me the hope and strength I needed to continue battling my health difficulties. Christina, your invitation to do this study, and my acceptance of it are part of God’s plan – I see it! Thank you for being an obedient child of God, an amazing accountability partner, and my sister in Christ!
I liked how the book prompted us to write a prayer out based on the memory verse. What a wonderfully, unique way to reflect on memorization. It takes the act of memorizing and internalizes it – gives it meaning to me, so the words of God can truly be written on my heart! Here is my prayer:
Please help me to become a wife of noble character, worth more than any earthly treasure. Help me to be a woman you can have confidence in and help me carry myself in a way that my earthly husband can be confident in me as well. Help me to be transparent with my sins and focus on you first so that I will not be lacking in anyway with you. Help me also to use my earthly resources – time, money, energy, food, and more -wisely so my husband and family may not be lacking in any way at all either.
In Jesus’ Name,