Advent 2018 – Day 5

Here we are again, now on the fifth day of our Advent series on God’s “I WILL” promises. My hope is that these brief thoughts will prepare your heart for the holiday ahead!

Have you ever tried to memorize scripture? When I was younger and my mind more nimble, I memorized the gospel of John. This year, as I recovered from spinal surgery, I determined to rememorize the same gospel. I only got through the first eight chapters, but I can attest to the fact that it was a lot harder task this time around. As fast as I memorized one chapter, another slipped away.

If you have a hard time memorizing scripture, take heart! God promises better times are ahead. In Jeremiah 31:33-34, he says he will put His law in our hearts:

“But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel after those days,” says the Lord. “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. And they will not need to teach their neighbors, nor will they need to teach their relatives, saying, ‘You should know the Lord.’ For everyone, from the least to the greatest, will know me already,” says the Lord.

Until that day comes, you and I will need to toil in order to carve God’s words into our daily lives. Why not take time today to review a favorite passage of scripture that you memorized as a child?


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