Filling the Mind

 
 

I have found that I must get the Word into me and the World out of me.


“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1.


The world and the devil has lied to me. The devil is a, “lier and the Father of all lies.” John 8:44.


The Word is nothing but Truth. The world is nothing but lies. What I need is the Truth not lies. “Jesus is the Truth and the Life.” John 14:6 .


I have found it to be very helpful to memorize Bible promises and other scriptures that are meaningful to me. It enhances my relationship with God to sing hymns or pray aloud as I drive in the car by myself. The car is a good place to play Bible passages.


When I am memorizing scripture, I find myself waking up in the middle of the night with Bible verses going through my head.


I have found that spending between 1-3 hours each day with God really helps me to have a close relationship with Him. During this time I pray, read the Bible, listen to the Bible, recite Bible verses, or sing hymns.


An effective way I have found to memorize scripture is to record myself reading Bible verses. Then I play these verses and try to say the words after I hear them on the tape, similar to the way you would learn a song.


Soon I find that I can say the words at the same time as I hear them on the tape. And eventually I can say the words before I hear them on the tape.


When this happens, then I know I have the passage memorized and then I will try to say it without the tape. This is very effective. I have been able to memorize the Book of James (5 chapters) with this method. 


It makes it much easier to pray Bible verses if I already have them memorized. Then I can pray them anywhere.

 

Memorizing Scripture

“Guard my words, write them down and keep them deep within your heart. Love wisdom like a sweetheart.” Proverbs 7:2.

“We are to spend more time thinking about Heaven than the things down here...

Colossians 3:2,3.

We should have as little desire for the things of this world as a dead person.” Colossians 3:2,3.