I shared last week about my struggle of connecting what I know to what I feel and as I wait for this dark cloud to dissipate. His word gives me hope. I have found particular comfort from the Lord through Psalm 143 and feel a leading to hide these truths in my heart.
I would love for you to join me in the challenge to memorize Psalm 143 in the month of August! Jumping in with others is a great source of accountability and encouragement to me. So, help a girl out?
I plan to take it at a pace of four verses a week This will take three weeks, leaving some time at the end of the month to solidify it all (and a buffer in case I get behind!) If you choose to join in the challenge, you are welcome to go at any pace you would like.
There are three tools which were invaluable to me when I memorized Philippians:
- Audio recordings of the verses.
- Seeing the passage again and again.
- The first letter of each word aid.
So, I’ve recorded Psalm 143. I really wanted a recording with the verse numbers stated. This will help tremendously when I want to reference the verse later on. (Please be kind…I am not a professional recording artist!) You are welcome to use these recordings for your personal memorization efforts. Just click on the link to play them. To download them, right click the file and save it to your computer.
I also made up this wallpaper for my computer. Every time I see it I am reminded to review the verses; and it is pretty! (This was a picture from our mission trip to Haiti.) You are welcome to use this wall paper for your own computer, just click on the picture and right-click to save the image.
Here are the “first letters”. I like to print them up and put them in the shower (in a ziploc baggie!) You can read more about how the “first letters” work here.
If you would like to memorize Psalm 143 with me, just leave a comment on this post, email me, or give me a shout out on Twitter using the #HideHisWord hashtag: ” I’m memorizing Psalm 143 with @KatieOrr22 and others @DoNotDepart. Join me? http://ow.ly/5SAaG #HideHisWord ”
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Once a month we have a chance for you to share about your memorization journey. We want to hear about your successes, failures, tips and encouragement. It is a blessing to know you are all out there, striving together with us, treasuring God’s word in such a tangible way. So, post your heart, stories, pictures and v-logs (kids are welcome, too)! Whatever you have to let us know about your memorization efforts.
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