As a Physiotherapist, I have had to memorize a significant amount of information. The names of muscles, where they originate, where they insert, what their nerve supply is and what their actions are are just some of the facts I need to be able to quickly recall and use. Memorizing anatomy and physiology has been the basis of what I need to know to be able to provide physiotherapy to my patients. I require quick recall of this important information.
Memorization is not only crucial to most job demands, it is also crucial to how we conduct ourselves in the workplace.
The Bible is very clear on the importance of not only reading Godâ€™s Word but remembering it and using it. In that way, when we come upon circumstances, especially difficult or unusual ones, we are readily able to retrieve what God says and apply it when needed.
I have hidden Your word in my heart, that I might not sin against You. Psalm 119: 11
There are numerous verses we can memorize and have ready to use in the different situations which may occur in our lives. Some very helpful verses to memorize and keep in your heart while you are at work include:
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. James 1:19
A gentle answer turns away wrath, a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. Proverbs 3:27
Dear Heavenly Father, There are many situations that occur during my workday: some I anticipate and some which are sudden and surprising. I know I am more likely to speak and react in a way that honors You and blesses others, if I respond from Your Word. Â Lord, give me the ability to not only to read Your Word but to also memorize it and keep it in my heart, ready to use for Your purposes. May my daily prayer always include Psalm 119:10 – â€œI seek You with all my heart, do not let me stray from your commands.â€ In Jesusâ€™ name, Amen.
Putting His Word into Action at Work this week:
Monday: On a scale of â€œ0 to 10â€ how regularly do you memorize Bible verses? â€œ0â€ = never, â€œ10â€ means you are consistently memorizing more verses. Â If you feel you need to memorize more verses to keep in your heart, what plan can you make to do so?
Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors. Psalm 119:24
Tuesday: What visual can you give yourself this week to start memorizing Bible verses? If your plan is to memorize one verse per week, consider posting it in a spot where you will regularly see it.
For the word of God is living and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
Wednesday: Is there a particular area at work in which you struggle, such as communication, patience or anxiety? Choose your area of focus, then a verse to memorize and â€œhide in your heartâ€ for use when you need it.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6
Thursday: In your daily Bible reading, be aware of verses which catch your attention. God may want you to hide them in your heart for use in the future.
You are my portion, Lord; I have promised to obey Your words. Psalm 119:57
Friday: Do you take part in a Bible study group? Consider encouraging others to also make Bible verse memorization a part of their spiritual journey.
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17
May God richly bless you as you read His Word, meditate on it and hide it in your heart.
Bonny, Christian Women at Work