After hearing Dr. Margaret Nikol a few weeks ago, I was convicted to begin learning larger portions of Scripture. She relived the time in her life when all the Bibles were taken away and then posed the question to us if we were ready for it to happen again. Do we have the Word hidden in our hearts so that the physical Bible could be taken but the words would live in us forever?
I must confess that I have small, one-verse portions memorized...mostly from my kids being in AWANA and helping them with their verses. Oh, I have a couple longer passages hidden: the Lord's prayer, Psalm 23, a couple others...
But I came home and decided that I needed to work on longer passages. I started with John 1. God has certainly honored this endeavor and really made it so easy for me to memorize! I am old, you know, and memorizing doesn't always come so easily these days. But this has been a snap and I can only give the glory to God!
I have completed John 1:1-18, which is a summary for the whole book of John and today began Ephesians 6. I am loving getting up in the morning and working on more verses!
So...the question is: are you ready for the day when Bibles are once again taken away?