So the test that I’ve been waiting for her has arrived, or at least the beginning stages of it. I’ve been break-neck busy, falling in bed at nights exhausted and hanging on by a thread some days. But the results so far? My memorization has stayed on track! This has been so encouraging as I feel like I’ve latched on to something that is doable with this pace. Now my review schedule has slipped the last week, but I am Ok with that. I can pick it up again.
So far this year I’ve memorized Psalm 1-5, James, and 1 Peter 1 and in a few days it will be chapter 2 also. So pretty good.
Now for new challenges. I started a memorization course. I found it on someone’s post on memorizing the whole Bible. This is good and bad. It will be good if I can increase my ability to memorize (though at this point I’m not necessarily looking for quantity), but at the same time I don’t want to lose sight of the meditation. If I memorize the whole Bible and can recite it easily, what good is it if it has not gone deep into my soul? So this is something I have to balance. Also, my homework is competing a little bit for my thoughts and attention. At this point, I don’t know whether it is a good thing or bad–the verdict is still out.