A few months ago I read the book "Stuff Christians Like" by Jon Acuff. If you're a person who enjoys dry humor, I really recommend you check it out. I think he is hilarious. The whole book is basically him cracking jokes on Christians. Which is okay, because he is a Christian and is making fun of himself 90% of the time. He also manages to throw some spiritual lessons in there and really make you think about how un-Christian your "Christian" behavior can be, which is challenging and appreciated. Of course, if you're not the dry-humor type, you might think his jokes are dumb. But I loved them. So much that I bought the book for my dad and three brothers for Christmas. And they all loved it too. Of course, we all share the same sense of humor. Because, ya know, we're related. So risk it if you will. And please don't come back hating on me if you don't like it.
Anyways, a review of the book wasn't supposed to be the point of this post. What I actually wanted to talk about was the God Wad.
In one part of the book, Jon talks about his God Wad, which is a stack of index cards with Bible verses on them that he carries around with him in his pocket. I thought this idea was simply genius. Because, honestly, I am HORRIBLE at memorizing Scripture. I have about four passages half-memorized. And that's it. It's ridiculous. How much more would God be able to speak to me on a daily basis if I was carrying His written word around in my heart? I'm thinking quite a bit more. So my reasoning was, I would create a God Wad, carry it around in my purse, and memorize the verses when I'm waiting at the doctor's office, sitting in traffic, etc.
And create a God Wad I did. It's a continuous process. As I'm doing my morning readings right now, if I read a verse or passage that strikes something within me and I think to myself "I'd like to remember this later", then I write it down on an index card and add it to my God Wad.
And now you're thinking, "Yay, good job, Kara!! You are going to have pages and pages of Bible verses written on your heart for whenever a moment of need may strike!! God is going to be able to speak to you so much more clearly now!!" Right?? Wrong.
I haven't memorized a SINGLE ONE of those dumb index cards!! In fact, they're not even in my purse. They're sitting on my kitchen counter. So now I have an ever-growing stack of my most-preferred Bible verses (is it wrong to say I prefer some over others? I know it's all God's word...) sitting on my kitchen counter collecting dust. Taking up space in my house instead of in my heart. DUMB.
SO. It's time to crack down. I need to start some memorization. I need to put my God Wad to work. If any of you friends would like to be an accountability partner, please do so. When you talk to me, ask me how my God Wad memorization is going. Leave a random comment on a blog post inquiring about it. Maybe a little accountability is what I need.
And...of course I'd like to offer up the invite for anyone to join in. Anyone else need to start a God Wad and actually memorize it?? We could work together. :)
Ok. I'm going to go memorize an index card now before bed. :)