After finishing up my morning Bible study several years ago, an idea seemed to just pop into my head: to memorize Romans. Maybe I had a lot of grace that day, or maybe I was a little too sleep deprived, but there on the spot, I decided to do it.
I’m kind of embarrassed to admit it now, but at first, memorizing Romans sounded easy. Sixteen chapters, seven thousand words. I could be done in a year!I thought. Well, in the seven years since that snap decision — through three moves, marrying into the military, living in Europe, and becoming pregnant — I’m set to finish chapter 11 by the end of August.
The process hasn’t been quick, to be sure, but it has been immensely valuable. Over the last seven years, Scripture memory has become the most meaningful and effective way I have found to grow my faith. That’s because Scripture memory is the gateway to begin practicing a lost discipline: meditation.