A Guest Post by Beckie Lindsey

Katy here. I have the pleasure of introducing you to a writer friend whom I met last year at a conference. Beckie Lindsey loves God’s Word, and I’ve asked her to write about hiding Scripture in our hearts by memorizing it. Here are some practical tips, and I hope you’ll check out Beckie’s blog for more insightful posts.

“Memorizing Scripture is easy!” said no one.

I wish I could tell you there’s a special technique that makes memorizing Scripture easy peasy. But there isn’t (at least that I know of!). Nope. It takes good old fashioned discipline. However, I can tell you it’s so worth all of the effort. Allow me to share how I began memorizing Scripture and how it has transformed my relationship with God and others. You see, as we grow closer to God, the natural byproduct is loving others better. But first a disclaimer: I’m still growing in this. I’m not one of those people who can recite entire chapters of the Bible. Not yet, anyway. 

 

 

  By Katy

   We’re all created with an ability to love and a desire to be loved, but many of us go through life wondering if we’re truly loved or loveable. Some of us head down a road seeking love and crash into a dead end. But there’s one Person we can count on to love us, no matter where we’ve been, what we’ve done, and who we are.

   God—the Creator of all things, the heavenly Father who calls us to be His children—loves us. He loves us because it’s who He is. He has the greatest capacity to love, and He desires that we love Him in return. When we understand sincere, sacrificial love, we can better understand the character and nature of God. When we understand who God is, we know love better.

 

 

  By Katy

Bibles are family treasures. I remember leafing through my mom’s Bible when I was a teenager, taking in every sermon note and statement of application she had written in it. I wore out my own slimline Bible that I received as a high school graduation present. The pages are wrinkled and also stained with sermon notes and application, and the spine has been taped (nicely) with packing tape more than once. I hope it lasts till I can give it to my future kids.

I’ve needed a NKJV Bible that has margins big enough to journal in, but for a while, only the ESV Bible or other translations had journaling editions. Now I can journal and draw next to Scripture to my heart’s content.

 

 

  By Katy

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Award-Winning Author, Editor, Bible Teacher

An editor for Refresh Bible Study Magazine, Katy Kauffman is also a Bible study author who loves to write about the treasures of Scripture. Her Bible studies focus on winning life's spiritual battles, and her blog shares snippets of "scrapbooked" encouragement. Learn more about The Scrapbooked Bible Study, and follow Katy's blog to receive weekly posts. 

 

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