#ScriptureBANK2016 ~ January, Week 1

Psalm 86:5
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Are you ready?

We’re banking Scripture in our hearts again this year. We’re allowing God’s Word to breathe life into our very depths.

This is the place!

Now is the time. 

We’re gathering ammunition for the battles victories ahead. #ScriptureBank2016 will be here waiting for you every Monday. (All verses will be linked back to #BibleGateway.)

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#ScriptureBANK2016 will look slightly different from #ScriptureBANK2015.

Think QUALITY – not QUANTITY.

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Perhaps it’ll be easier to tuck those scriptures deep within us as preparation for a time when they’re needed–a breath of life for those times when all seems lost.

Why the change? This:

I desired to hide more of God’s Word in my own heart and opened an invitation for you to join me in the journey last year. #ScriptureBank2015 was birthed from that desire. But a new scripture each week proved overwhelming to me. Gah! I know ~ it was only 1 verse a week. However, it became more of a checklist thing, not a heart offering. The process became lifeless, not life-giving, as I went through the motions.

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For some of you, memorizing is like a walk in the park. For me, it’s a marathon around the city ~ and it takes that long and seemingly as much sweat! But grabbing God’s Word and tucking it deep within the heart is essential. I’m determined not to give up. You too?

“I have hidden your word in my heart,
    that I might not sin against you.”

PS 119:11 WEB

A multi-year “read-through-the-Bible-in-a-year” dropout, I found God’s Word leaped to life and was far more manageable through this “3 chapters a day” program. It’s been a success! That success is what sparked #ScriptureBANK2016’s revamp.

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It’s a quality, not quantity, thing.

Maybe you’ll benefit from that, too?

There will be a new Scripture twice monthly, minus January since we’re starting now. The flow will go like this:

Each Month ~

1st Week: Scripture graphic

2nd Week: Prayer or Confession centered around the Scripture

3rd Week: Next Scripture graphic

4th Week: Prayer or Confession centered around the next Scripture

5th Week (if there is one): Links to tools or blog articles about Scripture and/or memorization

That’s it! Easy peasy, from January through December. And remember, you’re welcome to print the graphic above for personal use. Simply right mouse click and go.

Are you ready? Let’s do this!

 
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21 Comments

  1. Kristi, I love that phrase God’s Word for the victories we face because in Christ we are victorious. And we will win our battles the same way He did …. with the Word of God. I look forward to how God uses #ScriptureBank2016 in a mighty way! Thank you, Kristi, for sharing your heart and God’s Word at #IntentionalTuesday. : )

  2. Victories! Yes! I heard someone say the other week, “… we don’t fight battles FOR a victory, we fight our battles FROM a victory!” and I thought, whoa! This changes everything. Even how I dive into His Word! I think this discipline is something we’re going to need to ground us as the world becomes a shakier and shakier place to be.
    Love dropping by your blog as always!

  3. LOVE this and I’m signed up. Yes, amen, hallelujah to making it a heart thing and not a checklist thing. Lord knows I love me some checklists, but they can suck the heart right out of the main thing. Thanks for sharing His word with us in a brand new way. xoxo

  4. Wow! You go, Kristi! Two verses a month is probably about 24 verses? That’s about 20 more than I did last year! I’m feeling a pull to get back to scripture memory myself, friend. Thanks for the encouragement here. And Lisa is right, that is a WONDERFUL verse to memorize. πŸ™‚

  5. Kristi, I love this idea! I’m so glad I’m not the only β€œread-through-the-Bible-in-a-year” dropout! I begin with good intentions and then slowly get pulled off course. I am also a quality and not quantity girl! Sometimes I can spend thirty minutes diving deeper into one verse. Other days i can read through 3 or 4 chapters. I love that your providing a system to help others read the Bible!