One thing I have wanted to do recently is memorize a book of the Bible. Recently means the past three years in this case. I did well for a few months and had three chapters of Philippians memorized and then stopped for a reason I cannot recall. I tried again a few months later for just a few days. And then again a few months later for another few days. I do not know what hinders me – maybe laziness. I kept it on my list of goals for 2015 but have not set any action plan to accomplish this.
More recently (the past three weeks), I have thought about how to fill this new journal someone gave me. I thought I could make it a special project for one of my children. And then the idea of making notes over an entire book of the Bible came to mind, like a personal commentary. Then I thought I could do that as my special project. I would much prefer to do it on the book of Romans but I think that it would be better to start with a smaller book.
This lead me to the idea of merging the ideas. Write a personal commentary for my son in the journal over the book of Philippians in an attempt to memorize the book for myself. I think that is a pretty good idea but is it something that God wants me to do to glorify Him in my life? Prayer and meditation will answer that.