Let the Holy Spirit Help You
When you think about memorizing Bible verses, do you have thoughts like these?
“I’m just not good at that sort of thing.”
“My memory isn’t good enough to do that.”
If this sounds familiar, you may be the perfect candidate for memorizing scripture!
Most Christians know the Holy Spirit helps us to live a life that glorifies God. We don’t hesitate to lean on the Holy Spirit when we are facing temptation; we know we need His help. However, many of us will approach learning the Word of God with the feeling that we’re on our own. It is easy to forget that the same Holy Spirit who helps us live for Jesus is also our source for learning scripture.
The Bible tells us in John 14:26 (NKJV): But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
I am convinced that when we feel completely inadequate at learning God’s Word we are actually in the best position to learn it. God will honor that step of faith if we press on and try anyway. By His power, through His spirit, the scriptures will become embedded in our hearts. We have to do the groundwork of studying and practicing, but (as always) God will do the heavy lifting. We are like Gideon in that great Old Testament story. Gideon is called to battle the Midianites with a force so small that it is obvious the victory came from the Lord. Our battle to supply our spiritual arsenal will be won the same way – with no one but God to receive the glory.
What if the only thing keeping us from memorizing Bible verses is our own self-doubt? We must realize that it doesn’t matter what our “self” is capable of learning. As we learn to rely on the Holy Spirit, we will feel a new confidence and excitement about the many scriptures we are about to learn. With God, all things are possible!
Posted on Wed, November 3, 2010
by Shawnna Casazza filed under