Lately, I’ve been pulling out scriptures I memorized in the past to use as reminders, for calming stress, for prayer, and a variety of other uses. Remember, we are told to commit scripture to memory for life use (See Psalm 199:11, Colossians 3:16).
Zechariah 4:6 reminds me that all of my strength and power are nothing compared to the Spirit of the LORD.
Proverbs 23:7 keeps me aware that my thoughts control my actions.
Proverbs 3:5-6 is useful when my trust in people is low and I’m stressing about what is going on around me. He is all I need to trust in all of my life’s situations.
Jeremiah 29:11-12 Many people, including me, like the positivity of verse 11. However, verse 12 reminds me that when I come to Him and pray to Him, HE WILL HEAR ME. What a promise! The memory reminder that HE will hear me is especially powerful when I think others are just not listening.
It is so important that we memorize scripture that the ‘command’ is given early in the history of believers. Deuteronomy 6:6-9 reminds us to keep the Word in our thoughts/hearts (through memory), close to our bodies (written on our hand), as part of our jewelry (frontlets or phylacteries), part of our conversation (at home and traveling), and as home decorations (on the doorposts).
It is very comforting for me to have God’s Word so close that all I need to do is think about it.