Our biggest defense in the war against distractions is scripture memory. The Word can save us in a moment of crisis, IF we have hidden it in our heart. What we have saved in our minds will affect how we act and how we think. Additionally, our self-talk will determine a lot about how we respond to fear, trouble and drama in our lives. If we have watched every episode of Dr. Phil and Greys Anatomy, we have read all the latest books from the Oprah summer reading list and we can belt all the songs that play on the local secular radio station then inevitably our self-talk will be based on those influences. Dr. Phil’s influence might have a short term benefit but it will not see you through to the end of the trial without the power of Christ. Now don’t get me wrong, I have watched and done all those things. But something happened when I was reading the Bible and memorizing scripture; my desire to add those things to my mind was diminished greatly. It was like they did not fit anymore. My self-talk was increasingly beneficial to solving my mental drama because I was meditating on God’s words and not man’s. You may think that you cannot memorize scripture but its simply not true!! God has asked us to do this so He will give you the power to do it when you are committed to working hard and giving Him the glory. Plus, check out the results!
2 Timothy 3:16-17 “16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (NKJV)
We can be thoroughly equipped for every good work when we hide His Word in our hearts!
As a way to encourage this I created the Immersed Scripture Memory Cards. This edition focuses us on who we are are in Christ. Words like Royalty, Accepted, Adopted, and Renamed are defined and supported by scripture. The goal is to remember who we are so we begin to behave like daughters of the Most High King.
The ISMC are sold for $10.00 + shipping.