"I know of no other single practice in the Christian life more rewarding, practically speaking, than memorizing Scripture. That's right. No other single discipline is more useful and rewarding than this. No other single exercise pays greater spiritual dividend! Your prayer life will be strengthened. Your witnessing will be sharper and much more effective. Your counseling will be in demand. Your attitudes and outlook will begin to change. Your mind will become alert and observant. Your confidence and assurance will be enhanced. Your faith will be solidified. "
from Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life.
I have been strongly challenged by these words today, and am pledging to myself to do better in this area. Memorization has always come fairly easily for me, so I have no excuse to offer for my lack of endeavor in my adult years.
Do any of you have secrets for memorizing, or any specific blessings you've received for the discipline of doing so?