Something that Holly (my wife) has been AWESOME at is helping the kids memorize Scripture. Here are the current verses that they read, memorize, and repeat back to her.
I have found memorizing Scripture to be one of the most helpful and beneficial tools in renewing my mind and shaping the lens on of how I see life. Honestly, I am in awe when I think of how God has used His Word to transform my life and give me wisdom for so many circumstances and situations that I have faced.
** feel free to copy and paste these into a word doc for your kids or yourself haha
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows. Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains, the world, and those who dwell in it. For He has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers. Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? And who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood and has not sworn deceitfully. He shall receive a blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?
One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple.
But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord, I say, “You are my God.”
O satisfy us in the morning with Your lovingkindness, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing. Know that the Lord Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations.
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.
The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Take courage; it is I, do not be afraid.
‘and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’
Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
1 Corinthians 10:31
Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight
The whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.
All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.