Are you struggling with spiritual temptation and you feel like you are losing and wanting to give up? Why not memorize Scripture to fight our spiritual battles?
If we are serious about fighting the good fight of faith and leading in godliness in our families, memorizing Scripture is a great first step in conquering sins and leading with grace.
But how do we do this? Answer: Fighter Verses.
We just began with the local church what we believe will help renew the family and transform our lives: a solid Bible memory program called Fighter Verses.
Before you get scared or turned off of this idea, this is a very well organized and simple and easy to use program.
First, some personal background.
Bible memory work is not something brand new to my family. We have benefitted by memorizing Scripture and getting it into our hearts.
But we also have not done it perfectly–a lot of starting & stopping.
Why do we start & stop? Maybe we tried to do too much, too fast. Maybe we got distracted. Maybe our hearts were not in it as they should have been.
For whatever reason we stopped in the past, I think the main reason is that we might take on too much, too soon.
However, Bible memorization is too important to neglect within the family. Psalm 119:11 states, “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you” (ESV).
The Apostle Paul confirms the importance of God’s Word for us in 2 Timothy 3:16-17. “…that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work” (ESV).
To help keep us motivated in Bible memory but not get overwhelmed, this bite-size memory program will be helpful. The Fighter Verses website is resourceful to help you be successful: memory book markers, commentary on the verses, verse card maker, etc.
There are booklets and aids you can purchase on-line but there are many free resources as well.
This last week my family memorized Titus 3:4-6. On Sunday, after church, we read through it once and talked about it briefly. Then Monday through Saturday, we tried to say it three times each (phrase by phrase).
I would also encourage the children to read it 10x by themselves (and with a younger non-reader) to reinforce the verses.
By Saturday and then the following Sunday, all I needed to do was to start saying the Fighter Verses and my children would join right in–and with no Bible in hand.
This made it fun as a family and something to look forward to the coming week.
So what are you waiting for?
Do you want your minds renewed?Do you want lives changed? Begin Bible memorization with Fighter Verses.
Do you want victory over the flesh, the world’s temptation and the Devil? Now is the time to fight that good fight in family worship.
Do you need some more motivation? Check out Pastor John Piper’s blog post on 6 reasons for memorizing the Bible called “Why Memorize Scripture?”
How have you benefitted by memorizing Scripture?
What is the main obstacle for you and your family to memorize Scripture?