By Georgia (Jo) Kent
“Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” Joshua 1:8
One of the difficult things about aging or even having such busy lives is that we often have a harder time remembering things. Most of us have a ‘to do’ list just so we can remember to do all the things that we deem important to our daily living. Sometimes forgetting where we put the list! Have you ever had someone come up to you in a store and start talking to you like they were your very best friend? ‘Blank’ then you go home and spend several days…and nights trying to remember where you knew them from. Not to worry! These are normal progressions of life. However…‘what if we forget God’s word’!
“and it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites.” Deuteronomy 17:18
In Deuteronomy 17:18 God tells the King; “he shall write a copy of this law”. God is telling him to write the laws in a book so he would remember them. That’s exactly what we need to do with the scripture. We need to write down every scripture that we receive from the Holy Spirit so that we will be able to remember it always. There is a direct link to what we remember and what we absorb. When we take the time to write scriptures down we are absorbing it into our heart. We not only remember it but we live it.
“And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them.” Deuteronomy 17:19
Psalms 119:18 says that “the word is full of wondrous things” Challenge yourself to write the word on paper everyday and meditate on it, then you will begin to live the word. Truly live it! Write it on paper so you can remember it in your heart. It will give you peace when you heart is broken, strength when you fail, comfort when you hurt and shelter in your storms. When you read the Bible, you read a message from God Himself and then you will be blessed by a closer relationship with Him.
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105