Encouragement & Hope

Silly songs and more

When I was growing up at summer camp we sang a million silly songs…and I remember them ALL!!  In fact, a couple of weeks ago, my sweet husband made a list of all of the things he loved about me, and one of the first things he wrote down was, “sings lots of silly songs.” 

But we didn’t just sing silly song at camp, we also learned some meaningful songs.  Each day we would sing a song before we prayed for our meals.  These songs for the most part were less silly and more about thanking God for our food.  One of the songs we would sing was a song to Hosea 6:3. 

So let us know, let us press on to know the Lord

His going forth is a certain as the dawn

And He shall come, He shall come like the spring rain

Like the spring rain watering the earth.

Today as awoke to thunder and the sound of rain pounding on my window, I immediately thought of this song that I learned 20 years ago.  Don’t you love the moments when Scripture that you have memorized just pops into your head?  I do.  I love when God directs my heart to His thru the word that I have hidden in my heart.  As a young child in church I used to spend a fair amount of time memorizing Scripture…sometimes I would memorize it just to get a “treat” in Sunday School and other times (as I got older) I memorized Scripture to help me through a tough time.  But as I’ve grown older, although I’m not that old, yet 🙂 I have strayed away from memorizing Scripture as much as I used to.

So this morning as this verse came to mind, it reminded me of the sweet moments that I have spent pressing on to know the Lord not just through reading and memorizing the Word, but also through Scripture memory.  So as my small group walks through the book of James, each week we are returning to the Sunday School tradition of memorizing a verse for the week.

Have you memorized anything lately?  I’m sure you’ve memorized the words to your new favorite song or maybe a jingle that you can’t get out of your head all day at work, but what have you memorized from the Word of God?

If you have memorized something lately, please post it as a comment…let us encourage each other to press on to know the Lord!

7 comments on “Silly songs and more

  1. Barbara Chambers

    Faith, So happy that you are posting again. I have missed you my friend. 🙂
    One Chapter that I have been studying this past couple of weeks is Song of Solomon Chapter 2
    It speaks to me of the intimate relationship Jesus longs to have with each of us. I am memorizing:
    Song of Solomon 2:8 The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.
    This tells me He is excited to spend time with me. It tells me not to keep Him waiting. This chapter is so sweet I am so loving spending time with Jesus, getting closer to Him.
    Much Love,
    Barb C.

  2. Arica Colley

    Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, for when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 So applicable to all that I have walked through these past few months! Holding onto Jesus!!!

  3. Bridget LaBean

    Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perserverance. James 1:2-3 🙂 I have multiple from James because they are all really speaking to me currently but this one has been a big one lately…. August 23rd!! Can NOT wait!!! 🙂

  4. My student pastor used to sing that song during worship over 15 years ago. We used to sing scripture songs on a regular basis that stick with me even today. I have said that scripture memory is a lot like flossing your teeth; everyone knows that they should do it, but most people don’t get into the habit. The question is, “Why not?

    Psalm 119:11 puts it this way (and I love how you used that in your post), “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” When we learn to hide God’s word – not just read it – we are actually learning how to steer clear of sin. Not that we will be perfect… but that it will lead us to do the right thing out of love for our God.

  5. speakinginfaith

    I totally agree, Ron. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  6. speakinginfaith

    We can’t wait either Bridget!!! Thanks for posting!

  7. speakinginfaith

    Thanks for walking well these past few months. I appreciate your honesty and the level of trust you have displayed knowing God really is in control….love you girl!!

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