I sat down with my journal-God's word in my heart and on my mind. How much do I actually know? I've worked hard over the years to memorize Bible verses, but how many can I recall without having just read them? I began to write. "All scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching..." "The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." For several minutes the verses came easily. After a short while, however, the words were more muddled and the verses more difficult to recall.
When I sat back and looked at which verses I remembered word for word and had seared their message on my heart the longest...I was dumbstruck. Ninety percent of them had a song attached to them. I could remember the ones that I could sing! Wow! Not all of these Bible verses were ones that I had written my own song to. Some were songs from others, but I could remember them so much better than the verses I had never sang.
What about you? How well do you retain God's word after several months or many years? My hope for you and your little ones is that you can remember it for a lifetime.