400×40 (Memorizing the Bible!)

This post originally published on a previously-owned blog and was imported here to simplify my life. Please excuse any confusion due to this merge. I hope you enjoy the content!

I love goals.

Part if it is the list-making itself but it’s also just the feeling of accomplishment when you’ve completed an item. Do you feel me?

Today I’m sharing with you the grandest of goals! I want to have 400 Bible verses memorized before I’m 40. 

I turned 30 this year. Anything that has a fresh start like a new decade or even Mondays seems to give me new gusto for life. It’s like a gift, a blank slate with the option of creating new things.

Like this big goal of mine!

But more than just “starting something new,” I feel a pressure… Over the last many years of my life, I have had the opportunity to observe how people memorize – particularly in the foreign language area. The correlation was extremely clear – the older he or she was, the harder it was for him or her to excel in the new language. No matter what. This could be a long tangent, so let me get back to my point – I know I’m getting older, and I know that it gets increasingly more difficult to retain information. I want to be like my grandmother who is close to blind and deaf but had the discipline in her younger years to study God’s Word. She now has the comfort of His words today still in her mind.

So, I’m not sure how it will look but I have a biannual update visualized at the moment. I’d like to share publicly where I’m at in this goal so I can be kept accountable. Doing the math, I need to learn 40 verses a year – less than 1 a week. That’s doable, I think!

Would you like to join me? I know we’re probably not the same age, but if you make a similar goal, please let me know! If you blog about it, send me the link and I’d love to connect with you.

I’ll share my first update toward the end of the year – it’ll probably be one of my best because I will count some verses I already have memorized. 🙂 This is a good thing, because I’m also having a baby around then and things could get a bit tricky with these extra goals of mine!

Here we go – one verse at a time!

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