I want to thank everyone who’s thinking of me and praying for me as I finish the manuscript of a book devoted to the practice of Scripture memory. It’s based around the yearlong sermon series about 100 Bible verses that everyone on earth should know by heart. I’m now committed to delivering the completed manuscript to my publisher on Friday. Here’s a paragraph from the preface:
Restoring the art of Scripture memory is crucial for us, our churches, and children. It’s vital for mental and emotional health and for spiritual wellbeing. Though it’s as easy as repeating words aloud, it’s as powerful as acorns dropping into furrows in the forest. It makes the Bible portable; you can take it with you everywhere without packing it in purse or briefcase. It makes Scripture accessible day and night. It allows God’s words to sink into your brain and permeate your subconscious and even your unconscious thoughts. It gives you a word to say to anyone in season and out of season. It fills your heart and home with the best thoughts ever recorded. It saturates the personality, stockpiles the mind, changes the atmosphere of the home, and alters the weather forecast of the soul….