This morning I was confronted with all the bad stuff packed into my memory. Sometimes it is full of junk – and to change the saying a bit, “What goes in must come out.” Without thinking, the bad movies, words from books, TV commercial advertisements and snibbits of conversation flow out of my mouth. Sometimes I feel so confronted with the junk in my head. This morning my daily devotional was focused on listening to God. I realized with a head so full of words not given by God, it is hard to hear His voice and guidance.
I am going to make it my goal to feed in more good than bad. More bible verses, more biblical commentary, more great and inspirational books on how to live my life for God. It is hard, so hard. Sometimes my current read seems so much more exciting than trying to unpack some complicated verses in Isaiah. And sometimes I would rather shut my brain off then try to memorize even just one verse a week. But really, what do I want to come to my mind first when a temptation arises? A TV commercial or a seedy scene from a movie? Or do I want wisdom straight from God? The only way I am going to navigate this world is to fill my heart with God’s word – so that when the battles begin, I have the correct ammunition.
Here is my verse for this week:
If you make the Most High your dwelling—even the LORD, who is my refuge— then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. --Psalm 91:9-10
What ways to do you get close to God and focus on his word in a world that screams for you to listen?
What is your favorite way to memorize bible verses?