- It’s an easy one.
- I won’t be alone.
- It puts positive thoughts in my head.
- It honors God.
- It’s only 6 weeks but lasts a lifetime.
- It’s good for my soul.
- It makes me more aware of God’s presence.
- It strengthens my faith.
Why do I want to memorize a chapter in the Bible? And why Isaiah 12 in particular?
These are only 8 reasons. There are more. But these are enough.
My brain is a messy place. I want to plant more truths in there, and dig out harmful lies.
The six verses in this song by Isaiah remind me of these facts . . .
- God isn’t angry with me.
- I can trust God.
- Fear doesn’t control me.
- God frees, not enslaves me.
- I find happiness in God.
- God is worth telling others about.
- God is great right here, right now.
So this week I pray about re-memorizing Isaiah 12 more firmly (long ago I knew it) for six weeks this fall. I want it to be a time of intense dwelling on these thoughts of God and about God and with God.
If this stirs something in you, too (maybe yes, maybe no—no judging either way!), I invite you to pray also.
Registration opens August 31 at Do Not Depart, and memorizing officially begins September 14, one verse per week.
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