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Scripture Memorization
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By Gary James Smith
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SCRIPTURE  MEMORIZATION

 

Scripture memorization

Has been a blessing to me

A witnessing tool sharing Christ

When the Holy Spirit leads

 

So thankful for a pastor

Who challenged us with verse

Encouraged us to memorize

Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse

 

 Became a solid fixture

 Written on my heart

 Always near for access

 Never will depart

 

When I hear them preached

Time and time again

They are fresh as ever

This freshness never ends

 

God who is alive

God who is the Word

Gives each day our daily bread

We use it as our Sword

 

Our "manifesto" if you please

We are called to preach it

Make disciples in this world

And called as well to teach it

 

A prepatory requirement

One I've often heard

If you want to be used of God

Then memorize the Word!

 

Copyright

Gary James Smith


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Submitted: Monday, January 3, 2011

Last Updated: Monday, January 3, 2011

About the Poet
I came to know the Lord as my personal Saviour in January of 1972. I was married on Oct 21,1966 to my wife Linda who also loves the Lord. We have ten children and now twenty-four grand children. In Aug 2012 we got the announcement of the birth of our first GREAT grand child (a baby girl). I was thrilled to find others of like precious faith and belief in Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! What a Savior! I am presently living in Champion, Alberta, Canada but we are originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. That is where the poem Canadian Tribute to America was birthed. One Sunday as I walked across the city on my way to church I came to the top of a hill and looked across at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. After watching the events of the Sept 11 tragedy it was weighing on my heart and mind and the Lord gave me these words. We came to Calgary and when my oldest daughter saw this poem she said, �Dad, what�s this?� and I said a poem and she replied �Dad, that�s not a poem , that�s a song� and she then went to the piano and began to sing and play it. The result of which turned into a song entitled, A Canadian Tribute to America which she recorded on CD. garyjamessmith2005@yahoo.ca


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