In my family, Bible memorization has always been important, but somehow, after having kids, I let it slide to the back burner.
So this year, one of my big New Year’s resolutions is to memorize a new verse every week.
In a way, one verse doesn’t seem like much – not when I know I can memorize two a day if I work at it, but I want really memorize it. To internalize it, and know it by heart.
Like those ABC bible verses your kindergarten teacher taught you when you were five years old. You never forget those.
Since it’s a New’s Year’s Resolution, and this is the beginning of the new year, it seemed logical to start with an encouraging (and short!) memory verse: Philipians 4:13.
This isn’t a “name it and claim it” verse. In the previous verses, Paul is thanking the Philipians for caring for him again, and explaining that it’s okay that they weren’t able to for a while, because he had learned how to be content regardless of his physical circumstances.
And that is the context for his next statement – I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
It’s encouraging to me to know that through Christ’s strength, do all things – be poor, or rich. I can be whatever God has called me to be.