Update On Throwing Out My Devotional Books

Earlier this month I wrote about throwing out my devotional books in order to concentrate on my friend and blogging buddy’s A-Z Scripture Challenge.

With 2 days left in the challenge, here is my update.

Before I get out of bed, I reach for my Kindle to read the scripture for that day. I then start to memorize it and write it down as I am eating oatmeal. I would also focus on the verse in-between calls at work. This strategy worked well. I even felt more peaceful after a few days.

Then I got sick.

The strategy became to read the verse and focus on the main idea such as:

This strategy also worked. Not only did I focus on the idea at work but also every time I was blowing my nose. I did not feel the peace I felt before getting sick, but at least I was slowly working on getting those thoughts into my head and heart.

The 26 verses are not meant to be memorized in a month, but to be meditated on and applied daily. You can even pick one a month or one a season. It does not matter how you do it, just work on making these verses a part of your life.

Sharon’s A-Z Scripture challenge are at Dare To Be Happy.   

I dare you to visit her site and pick just one verse to memorize, meditate on and write down.

Please let me know what verse you chose. You can either leave a comment or fill out the contact form below.



Why I Am Throwing Out My Devotional Books

Every day I read Streams in the Desert and Mornings With Jesus. Some days I also read Jesus Calling on my Kindle. (I recommend all three.) Well, for April I will not read them.

Instead, I am focusing on memorizing scripture my friend and fellow blogger Sharon Jordan posts on her blog Dare To Be Happy. She is participating in the April A – Z Challenge. One letter per day with Sundays off. Today’s scripture was:

Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

John 16:24

Yes, I have it memorized. I was reciting it after every call I took today at work (probably about 40 -50 calls).

Won’t you join me this month in memorizing scripture in both your brain and heart?

Saying and writing scripture over and over just might prevent you from doing something stupid like walking off your job.   😉