Recently ... again ... in going through old things, I found the little white New Testament which my Granny gave me for my 12th birthday. It is worn, but I have treasured it because it was from her. She always encouraged us to memorize Scripture and one time she even offered me $20 to memorize all of Romans Chapter 12! Well, looking back, I can see the logic of memorizing that entire chapter because it is filled with so much good wisdom about living the Christian life. Even more importantly, I know my Granny knew the value of the Word of God and how it could impact a young girl who would be entering the teen years very soon. It is now one of my favorite chapters in the Bible. However, at the time, I didn't take her up on the offer. What was I thinking? ... I never saw more than $2 at once until I began babysitting and earning money for myself.
Dear Connie, Read a portion of this book every day - it is the "Book of Life" and will bring joy and peace into your heart and life. It is the pathway to heaven - a map to "hidden treasures" you might say. God bless you, Granny.
Above: Granny with my sister and me on my 7th birthday holding the Bible from my parents and wearing a pink dress from my Granny. God bless you, Granny.
Now we have grandkids and I want them to learn the value of and memorize Scripture. I have given them Bibles, but, knowing how kids can be kids busy with other things, a few weeks ago, I decided to make them a special offer. Three verses per week to memorize and $5 each will be theirs. They took me up on it, and each week I am receiving a phone call so I can listen to them recite! Brady memorizes his immediately and is ready, but this one is a little shy. Here is a clip from a video his mom sent to me of him reciting the verses. So far, both have done a great job! I am so proud of them!