It is the 4th Memory Verse Monday on the Prayer in Every City blog. That means you should have already memorized 3 verses if you have been keeping up with me. However, I didn’t get my verse memorized from last week so I will have to work on two. This may seem unimportant to you, but I have read so many books, articles, sermons that stress the importance of scripture memory. It strengthens your spirit and calms fears. Miss Bertha Smith, a missionary from China, said that the Lord spoke to her with scripture verses. She had over 600 memorized so this was easy for the Holy Spirit to do for her. Most of us would be in trouble if the Lord only spoke to us by scripture. If you hear God saying, “Jesus wept”, it might be time to dust out the cobwebs in your brain. I have also heard that doing memory games can help prevent Alzheimer’s, so no more excuses. If I can do it, then so can you. I have prayed to the Lord and asked for the spiritual gift of memorizing scripture, if there is such a thing. He does say that if we lack wisdom, we should ask for it.
Remember from yesterday’s post, Prayers for Unity, that our focus for this week of Spiritual Fitness is Unity in Christ. Here is your verse for this week:
“that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. John 17:21 (NKJV)
If you want this to make a little more sense, you might want to read all of John 17, which is called Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer. You can also memorize verse 20 if memorization comes easy for you.