February 6, 2007
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
One of the best ways to renew your mind is to memorize the Word of God and then make it your own. For example, if you find yourself worrying, remember Matthew 6:33 which says, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
Or if you have an important decision to make, you might recall Proverbs 3:5-6, which says, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
Once you have memorized a verse, let me encourage you to use it when you have a crisis or a need. Recall it for strength and direction.
Remember too that being conformed to the Word of God is so much more than just reading the Bible here and there. It means really taking the time to study God’s Word…to comprehend it and to meditate on it.
Make a commitment to spend time every day in His Word…to make that a consistent habit. And then take a verse each week to memorize from what you read. Finally, strive to conform to what God is teaching you from His Word so that you can know Him intimately and abide in Him each day.
make a commitment today to memorize scripture for strength and direction.