Monday 21st January:
In mid-2012 I joined a Christian women’s book group.
They had just started studying Ann Voskamp’s book ‘One Thousand Gifts’. This led me to Ann’s blog, which I now follow.
As the New Year began I was a few posts behind, when I came across her encouragement to memorise passages of the Bible. Last year they did the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5, 6 &7). This year she, her family and many others have committed themselves to memorising Romans 1, 8 and 12, at just two or three verses per week. Resources are available to download from her website, so you can put together your own pocket-sized notebook. There are also some great tips to help with memorisation.
In the past, I have committed to memory a number of Bible verses and even a longer passage or two, but not anything of this scale.
After some indecision, we decided to give it a go, so went looking for a couple of suitable notebooks at Warehouse Stationery.
This is Week 1, Day 1. The challenge begins!
I’m believing this is part of the ‘signal’ in the ‘Signal vs Noise’ of our lives (see One Word).
The Romans Project cover
Romans Project notebooks
Just two verses a week
Tips on memorisation
Update – Wednesday 30th January:
As I write this, we are halfway through Week 2 of the Romans Project. We’re doing it together so we can practice on each other. If you happened to see two people cycling around the estuary last week, and overheard one mumbling ‘Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus…’ under her breath as she rode along, it was me. 🙂