They’re a good thing.
They’re also a bit hard to come by around here, lately!
With a daddy who’s been mostly out of town for the past five months, leaving mama tired and a bit overworn, multiple family issues needing a lot of emotional attention, a cross-country move, and more secret pains than one can shake a stick at, it seems many good habits have fallen to the wayside around here! We have two more weeks of homeschooling to finish, and then summertime arrives and along with trips to the pool (some pool, somewhere yet to be determined!) this mama also plans to reinstate some of the habits that help our home run a bit more smoothly.
Think assigned laundry days, chore charts, nightly baths and setting out clothes (for *me!!!*), and one more thing: Bible memorization!
I’m missing our family reading times and they’re going to be one of the very first things set back into place. I wrote a bit about it at MomHeart today!
How can a young man keep his way pure?
By keeping it according to Your word.
With all my heart I have sought You;
Do not let me wander from Your commandments.
Your word I have treasured in my heart,
That I may not sin against You.” ~Psalm 119:9-11
I’ve always loved the story of Mary, the mother of Jesus, who, when she visited her cousin Elisabeth who was also miraculously with child, couldn’t stem the tide of scripture and praise that came bubbling up from her young soul. What a picture of being full to overflowing with the Lord (in more ways than one!) and what an example to all of us of what we surely need to be filling our own hearts with.
You’ve probably listened in awe yourself to a child reciting scripture at some point–whether at some church awards ceremony, a homeschool event, or maybe at the end of your local VBS week. It’s pretty awe-inspiring to hear little lips quoting verses, passages, even chapters! And recently Ann Voskamp, Beth Moore and many others have spearheaded movements among many adults to follow the little one’s example–a wonderful reminder, to be sure. Why is it, I wonder, that we encourage our children to do so many things we ourselves don’t do? Ahhh, but that’s another post.
You can read the rest by clicking through: Tips of Memorizing Scripture with Children, at MomHeart!