As some of you know, I have been attempting to put some Scripture to memory lately. I'm sad to report that my inconsistency is having very little effect. But I've decided that perhaps I have been focusing on the wrong things.
I've previously mentioned that I am in a full-fledged battle, a head-on war with my enemy. And Ann Voskamp reminded me (through today's blog post) that I have got to fight harder. So, tonight I sat all other Scriptures aside and felt like I should concentrate on this one.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people. (Ephesians 6:10-18 NIV)
I share this for one reason and one reason only: accountability. By the end of October (or before) I will have this passage in my head and (I hope) in my heart. God willing.
Hold me to it.
This week has shown me I must increase my efforts. Prayers are greatly appreciated. I'm sending some up for you--that you, together with all the saints may know how wide, how long, how high, and how deep is the love of Christ Jesus! To Him be all glory!