We`re done Titus chapter 1!!!
Encouragement from Janet....
You made it. You`ve finished an entire chapter. Wow! Don`t you feel great? Something significant is taking place in your life. You are being trained to give your free thoughts to God instead of to daydreaming. You are redeeming the time that might have been wasted. Now you are planted by streams of water, and you are drinking deeply. I`m so proud of you. Discipline comes at a price, but, oh, the rewards!
From now on we will always review Titus on Tuesdays. We will take the next few days to review Chapter 1 in order to solidify it in our minds before moving on. It should take about 2 minutes to review the entire chapter. We know now that we can easily find 2 minutes here and there throughout our days!
Today is Monday - so spend the day also reviewing Psalm 1.
Tips from Janet...
While you are reviewing Titus 1, ask yourself questions that will help you summarize the content. Why was Paul writing to Titus? What type of men was Titus to look for to lead the churches? And why? What were the problems Titus was facing? What are the obvious contrasts in this chapter? These questions and others will cause you to think about the message, not just repeat the words. And most important, ask, How does God want me to apply these truths in my life? Be still and let God speak to you. Ask Him to keep His words alive in your heart, transforming you into "one who loves what is good".
Like all habits, the discipline of memorizing Scripture will become more automatic the more we do it. Each time we redeem those idle moment we are conditioning ourselves to capture them for God. Time is a precious commodity and we are all given the same amount of it. But it`s up to us to manage it. Redeeming those idle or wasted moments is the best time management skill I`ve heard of yet!
One quote I liked in her book...
Let me assure you that there will be no checklist or prize at the pearly gates for the number of verses quoted. What matters is a life that has been transformed by the sword of God`s Word penetrating deep into our souls and making us more pliable and yielding to His will. It matters not what is store in our minds if it is not also written on our hearts.
LeRoy Eims on the importance of Scripture memory: "I think two of the master strokes of the devil have been to convince people he doesn't exist, and that Scripture memory is only for children. He remembers the humility of defeat when Jesus Christ, who was tempted in all points like as we are, met him with the Word of God." (What Every Christian Should Know About Growing; p. 26-27)