Resolution 365


That’s right, folks! It’s January 1, and that means it’s time for a New Year’s Resolution.

For most of us New Year’s Resolutions are all about self-improvement.  In the past my resolutions have been focused on physical improvement such as losing weight, drinking less caffeine, and exercising more. I’ve also tried to reduce stress, manage my time better, and stick to a cleaning schedule.  But this year I’ve resolved to stop wasting my New Year’s resolutions (because let’s face it, I’ve never stuck to any of them…ever).

So I present to you Resolution 365!

This year I resolve to memorize 365 Bible verses (that’s an average of one per day just in case you were counting). My goal is to commit these verses to memory and keep them there.  On December 31, 2012, I want to be able to rattle off 365 verses of scripture.  I know this is going to be a challenge (and if you think it won’t, then you should start memorizing scripture!), but I am 100% confident that I can do it. In fact, I think it’s going to be fun!

One of the reasons I am so confident that I will keep this resolution (unlike those in the past…) is that this is something I’m already doing (is this cheating? I think not!)

My husband and I have just finished working through “100 Bible Verses Everyone Should Know By Heart” by Robert J. Morgan, and let me tell you this book is amazing! 

Click here to find this book on Amazon.
Morgan's message is so encouraging.  He says that anyone (really, anyone!) can memorize scripture by simply starting with one verse. Just commit to memorizing one verse, and when you’ve got that one, memorize a second verse.  I mean, you already memorized one, so you proved you could do it, right? Then just keep going! It may take you months (or years?) to work through all 100 verses, but I guarantee the Word of God will change your life!  

I love Morgan’s book because he sorts the scriptures into categories; he breaks up longer passages into individual verses; and he provides daily devotionals and quotes to go along with each verse which helps you commit the words and meaning of the verse to memory.

If you are interested in this book, I encourage you to check it out. If you live around me, I would be more than glad to lend it to you!  (And yes, there is an App for that! He’s got a great app for your iPhone that keeps all of your memory verses handy for quick review anywhere you go.)

So, if you would like to help me with my New Year’s Resolution (or you are brave enough to jump off this bridge with me!!!) then I would invite you to keep tabs on my “Resolution 365” page (there is a link under the header at the top of the page). I’ll update this page at least once a week, adding to the list of scripture I have committed to memory. I am issuing an open invitation for you to quiz me anytime on the scriptures listed there! Seriously, I’ve learned that the key to keeping verses fresh in your mind is repetition, repetition, repetition, so feel free to pester me to your heart’s content J

Happy New Year! 

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