Monday, July 14, 2014

Memorizing and Meditating on Psalm 1:3 (Plus, my "first" radio interview!)

We are in the third week of memorizing Psalm 1. Congratulations to those who have committed verses one and two to memory!

Photo by Nicholas_T (Flickr)
If you haven’t quite mastered the first two verses, or if you’re just now joining us, no worries! You can start fresh with this week’s verse: (The verse is referring to a person who chooses not to hang with the ungodly, but delights in God’s Word and ways, instead).

Psalm 1:3 (New International Version)
 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
    which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
    whatever they do prospers.

Psalm 1:3 (Amplified Bible) (For meditation purposes)
And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].

Last week, I often kept my Scripture Memory Card (SMC) near me so I could glance at it between sales calls for Wave 94. As I delighted in God and His ways (Psalm 1:2 AMP), the stress of my day noticeably lessened!

At the end of this blog post, I am posting a radio interview I did with Doug Apple (Wave 94 general manager). It was recorded in 2011, several months before I began working for him. I had so much fun doing this interview, my first one in over twenty-years! Let me know what you think about Doug’s dedication to memorizing scripture and how it has affected his life. (It opens with a bit of my testimony, too.)

How are you doing?

  • Have you noticed any changes in your life or personality since beginning memorizing and/or meditating on Psalm 1?
  • Do you have a story about how memorizing scripture has changed you?
I will email you a copy of the weekly verses, formatted to fit a standard index card. Be sure to subscribe to this blog (via email) and leave a comment letting me know what Bible translation you prefer.


  1. This is an excellent interview sheryl! I never was able to pull it up from your blog to listen to it, so I'm thankful you posted it again and I got to hear it. Both you and Doug have motivated me to try harder and be more persistent in memorizing scripture.

    1. Thank you, Barbara. I really enjoyed my talk with Doug. He really does memorize a verse every weekday. His life reflects it. I've never worked for a better person! (I'm sure it's because of his hiding God's Word in His heart!)

      Let me know how I can help you in your endeavor to memorize God's Word. Do you have a method that works best for you?

  2. I played your interview with Doug in the background this afternoon while I was answering email and doing some other administrative work. It's a great addition to your blog. It really is -- it is the type of content that will really set your blog apart. Great job!

    1. Lee, I appreciate the compliment! And I pray God uses this blog for His purposes.

      Thank you for all you do to keep this blog going! I've appreciated your editing skills ever since I first began. Bless you!

  3. Sheryl, I enjoy the Scripture Memory cards you make for me. Thanks for Psalm 1: 3 that you placed on my desk this evening. Lots of Love, Bert

    1. You're welcome, Bert! I love that verse, don't you?
      Maybe we can practice reciting these verses from memory each night. What do you think?
      Have a great day at work, Hon.

  4. I want to be a faithful and committed Christian woman who chooses to be firmly planted and tended by His Word! So that I will not wither (in famine or drought), and that all I do will prosper - including, being a wife, daughter-in-law, friend, employee, writer, etc.

    Yesterday, on my way to visit my 97-year-old mother-in-law, I prayed for God to prosper the visit. That I will bring joy to Helen and represent Him well. The visit went great!

    How are these verses helping you?


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