2 Corinthians 4:16-18 {Bible to Brain to Heart Memory Challenge}

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So how did you do with memorizing last month’s memory verse of Titus 3:4-7? It was definitely a life line for me to have Scripture on my mind, heart and tongue as I went through the hard events of the past few weeks.  Today I’m pleased to announce the passage of Scripture that I (and hopefully you too!) will be focusing on this month. This month’s Bible to Brain to Heart memory verse is going to be 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, ESV version.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 photo

Verse 18 has always been a great reminder to me of what I should be focusing on: God. Rather than getting caught up in the issues of this world, we should have Heaven bound eyes. Always seeking after God, learning His truths, ingraining them on our hearts.

This world and everything in it, including our material possessions, money, relationships, are all temporary (I love how the ESV version translates it as transient). We can’t take any of that stuff with us. But our relationship with God, our faith, the eternal truths? Those are eternal meaning they will never be conquered!

I don’t necessarily believe in coincidences, rather I believe in divine interventions. I had already chosen this passage as April’s memory verse (remember the memory tattoo?) Then this passage was read over my dad’s body as we was entering into his last days and I was reminded just how temporary this life is and how eternal Heaven is. What hope we have!

To help me memorize it I created a pretty printable to carry with me and place in a prominent location where I will be able to see it often. Last fall when I was working on studying Ephesian 1, I was introduced to the concept of using the first letter of each word as a memory prompt and aid, so I also created a 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 first letters card.

In the download below you will have 2 memory verse cards plus 1 first letters card.

2 corinthians 4: 16-18

{To download your memory cards and first letters card, click here}

The Bible to Brain to Heart scripture memory challenge is more than just memorizing scripture but also to reflect on it’s meaning and what God is saying through His words. So here is my plan for taking my memory verse from Bible to Brain to Heart using the S.O.A.P method:

  • Scripture: Read Titus- I’ll spend the next few weeks reviewing the entire book of 2 Corinthians, especially chapter 4.
  • Observations: Using my journal I’ll record any observations, a summary, or what God is speaking through me while reading
  • Application: How does this scripture apply to my life?
  • Prayer: Again using my journal I’ll record my prayers. Prayers for God to reveal His message to me through this scripture. Prayers for an understanding

Please don’t feel that in order for you to memorize 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 with me this month that you have to do the same thing that I am doing. I’m simply sharing my plan to help make God’s word more meaningful to me in my life.

So are you joining in with me this month on the first Bible to Brain to Heart Challenge? Please let me know!

If you don’t already have a memory verse challenge that you are participating in, I’d love for you to join in with me on memorizing 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 this month. If you are joining in, I’d love for you to share with others on Facebook, tweeting about the challenge on Twitter using the hashtag  #BibleBrainHeart or pinning the graphic above on Pinterest.

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