I’ve had so many people tell me that they feel discouraged because they can’t remember the location of certain scriptures as well as others.
My question is: For example, does ‘John 3:16’ have power or is it the content of John 3:16 have power?
It’s the content. What has power isn’t your memory of the location of the scripture – it is the scripture itself! It has so much power and is even more powerful when you believe it and live it out!
Many people can quote scripture but fail to live it!
What use is memorising the location of scripture when your behaviour fails to locate and represent the content of that scripture.
Don’t get caught up in trying to memorise the location of scripture(s) to appear knowledgeable, clued up or super-spiritual, that you miss out on actually living scripture.
You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is,of the heart. – 2 Corinthians 3:2-3
As long as you are actively trying to hide God’s word in your heart (Read Psalm 119) who is fussed about the ‘location’? Especially when we have good old Google and every other search engine in the world! 🙂
AND…Jesus as far as I know, did not refer to the ‘exact’ location of scripture as we know it in our modern day. He simply said, ‘it is written’ (Matthew 4:4).
So, Don’t let the modern day Pharisees get you down boo! If you can’t remember the location, it does not make you a bad or weaker Christian! Its good knowledge to have, but not the be all and end all.
Of course its important to reference scripture when writing, making statements or sharing your faith in a formal manner – but whenever you get stuck, don’t beat yourself up about it. You can ask someone, use a search engine, or kindly tell whoever it is you are speaking to, that you can’t remember the exact location, but, you will get back to them!
Lets not get caught up in trying to please people or boost our own egos by pretending to know it all.
Remember, the best way to memorise scripture is to APPLY IT and LIVE IT!
Love you guys!
Stay in the Word!
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Published by Kanayo Dike-Oduah
Kanayo is a Multi-award winning, Author and Senior leader in education whose experience ranges from being a Deputy Head of Sixth Form, Head of Psychology and Lead Practitioner. Kanayo believes that these 3 elements are the driving force of her ministry and career. D.I.G; Drive, Integrity and Grace.
Having a psychology degree provides me with a broad scope to experience many industries and fields of work. Although, my main aim is to continuously learn and also to share my knowledge and experience with others, within and beyond the constraints of the psychology community. Hence my pursuit to teach!
Hopefully, the readers of this blog will find that it is infested with a scope of psychological knowledge, with the intention of conveying psychology in such a way that it is interesting and understandable to those who aren’t studying it as a discipline. In addition, you will find that I heavily cover various topics aside of psychology such as, Christianity because I am a Christian. I draw both passions together, Psychology and Christianity, observing how they complement and sometimes clash! This blog is where ‘Psychology meets Scripture’.
As well as teaching Psychology, I know God has called me to do something far greater in this world. My passion is for His Word and to encourage others to read the Bible, fall in love with it, but most importantly…fall in love with The Author! My role of teaching is not limited to psychology. I strongly believe God is stirring up the ‘teacher’ office of the Five fold ministry in me.
I’m a doctor by virtue, healing and performing heart surgery with words of encouragement.
I am extremely driven and passionate about getting everyone; both Christians and non-Christians to read, understand and live out the word of God. To achieve this, I’ve created online Bible Challenges, whereby people around the world via social media, read a book in the Bible, one chapter a day and share what they have drawn out from the text. I have numerous Bible challenges, all accessible from my blog (www.doctorkanayo.com) and the YouVersion Bible App where over 250,000 people have completed my devotionals around the world. One Bible Challenge at a time, I aim to change the skewed perceptions of the Bible being irrelevant and to show the true reality that the bible is ‘juicy’, tremendously relevant, fun and easy to read. My one prayer is that my teachings and writings from His word, will touch at least ONE person. That would be a serious mission accomplished to the glory of God!
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3 thoughts on “‘I can’t remember where this scripture is…’ SO WHAT?!”
Thanks for this. That will stop me for feeling intimidated lool
Lol this is for me. Thank you!!
Bless you! Thank God xx