Memorizing the Word of God Written by Barbara White
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I would write verses in little cards and carry them around with me, practicing them in odd moments, until I was word perfect.
Although I do not do this so intentionally now, I have to say that ongoing effect of doing that then, was far deeper than I had ever imagined. Even through storms of life, I felt impact of God's word sown in my life taking root and producing fruit. There developed solidness in my faith that was noticed by others. The Holy Spirit on many occasions, sometimes many years after I had memorized verse, brought it to mind at a time when I really need it. Not only to help me, but to use it for others. I may not now remember exact chapter and verse number, or verse word by word, but it never takes me long to remember sense of it and find it if there is a Bible close by. I may not have a Bible with me, but Holy Spirit is able to bring verse I learnt many years ago right to front of my mind, just when I need it.
As God's Word is one of few things that lasts for ever, I want to put as much of it in my life as I can whatever method I use. If you sow seeds of God's Word, you will spend your whole life time reaping it's positive fruit in your life. Memorization is still one of most effective ways of doing that and I highly recommend it.
This article was written by Barbara White, Speaker, Author. For frequent spiritual encouragement and inspiration add her Blog onto your favorites list. www.heartafterjesus.blogspot.com
The Easiest Way to Overcome VanityWritten by Eric Engel
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Why are we so valuable? Because God made us. That’s it. There’s nothing more. All that we’ve accomplished, our assets, and our actions mean absolutely nothing. In other words, our nice house, perfect hair, & stylish clothing are worthless. Our career and community stature are meaningless. Even our good and charitable works do nothing to make us better.
This almost answers next question. ‘How do we improve ourselves?’ But it only almost answers it, because it doesn’t address fact that God not only created us, but continues to work through us. So even though we can’t improve ourselves at all, we can let God do it. Give Him control, and He’ll make us better, reject Him, and our value will drop.
So by knowing, and loving ourselves, and desiring to make ourselves better, we can forget about worldly illusions of greatness. We can overcome vanity that might keep God from acting through us.
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