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Due to a serious and unfair accusation from a friend, my credibility was damaged and friendships were lost. Regrettably, I added to my turmoil by returning to an eating disorder and other destructive behavior. Television, Reader’s Digest, even spending time with close friends couldn’t calm the knots in my stomach. In fact, the only time I felt any type of relief was when I was reading my Bible.

Millie and Paul, a married couple and dear friends, believed in my innocence and were concerned when they noticed I was losing weight and constantly in tears. Concerned, they took me to a counselor. One of the best things the counselor did for me was to suggest that I memorize scripture. She showed me how to make and use Scripture memory cards; and soon, I was memorizing several verses a week.

I began to carry my Scripture cards with me, and meditated on them constantly throughout the day: at red lights, while waiting in line, and especially when facing challenging moments. And as I did, I experienced more of God’s faithfulness in my daily life. In effect, my love for Him deepened and I began to feel His presence.

As I persisted, I became aware of God’s powerful love for me. Thankfully, I was able to find my significance in Jesus—not in others’ opinion of me. I understood that He was in control of my life and had plans for me. Therefore, I was able to resist temptation more often; and choose behavior that pleased God instead.

At last, His grace enabled me to begin the process of forgiving those who had falsely accused me. In time, I was smiling again as hope began to replace despair and fear. Ultimately, I discovered profound joy

Several years went by and life’s pace gathered speed. Most days, I continued my daily quiet times but occasionally I began leaving my Scripture cards at home. Gradually I stopped memorizing scriptures. Evidently, I forgot how much I depended on God to survive and grew confident in my own strength. And guess what? I began to rehash old wounds, which led to my gradual return to destructive and sinful behavior. And worse of all, the joy I once knew began to fade.

More than a decade later, here I am: yearning for the peace and joy I once knew. I want to love God more and show it by obeying Him. I crave to experience, again, the sweetness of His presence lingering within me. I desire my prayer life to grow deeper as I pray from Scripture committed to memory. And with God’s help, I purpose to mature in Christ: stop sinning, stop criticizing, and become more thankful and forgiving. It’s time, again, to dwell in His presence, recapture that joy, and experience His awesome love and peace! However, I can only do these things by hiding His Word in my heart.

Please join me in this endeavor and be a part of The Memorizing Scripture Blog. Let’s begin and share how God’s Word transforms us “far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think!” (Ephesians 3:20).

Feel free to drop me an email anytime: sherylhboldt@gmail.com

9 comments:

  1. Sheryl, thank you for sharing so honestly about your journey. Just reading your story has encouraged me to persevere. I'm thankful that I got to meet you at BRMCWC this year!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Carole. let's keep in touch. And feel free to stop by again!

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  2. Appreciate your honesty, Sheryl. Look forward to participating in The Memorizing Scripture Blog. I'm going to share this with a couple friends as well.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! What a blessing to have you visit AND for your wanting to share the blog with others. Thank you!

      I hope the blog blesses you. I truly believe in the benefits of memorizing and meditating on God's Word!

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  3. I know your blog was a godsend for me. Well meeting you on Twitter was also a godsend. And your faithfulness to minister to others (especially to me) is a true blessing. You are a blessing Sheryl Boldt and I remember you always in my prayers.

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    1. Barbara, thank you. Thank you for being my bestest blog supporter! ;) You are indeed a blessing to me, as well. Your prayers have gotten me through some very difficult days, to be sure.

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  4. Thank you Sheryl, at just the right time, His time, so perfect, I found you and as I read your story about leaving the world and focusing on memorizing scripture, especially Psalm 1:1, I am promising myself and my Lord Jesus Christ that now is the beginning of change. I have walked away from so called friends that are all what that verse says. It has been extremely difficult since I live alone and suffer from some chronic disabilities but all the while my heart has been crying out to God, "please help me walk away and run to you". How faithful He is as His voice clearly speaks to my heart and He gave me courage to end a relationship and 3 more relationships with worldly (friends). It can be very lonely ad I make this transition but I know Who holds my tomorrow. Praise God and I ask any and all here to pray for my release completely from the constant battle with worldly people. There are so many in my neighborhood, I want to move and or close my windows to them all. With illness you need friends but not the ones I have removed. One scripture comes to mind and I claim it over and over, "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength", Phil.4:13. God bless you and thank you for this place where I can find strength and solace. Indeed, He lead me here! Amen

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  5. By the way, my name is Carolyn. I did something wrong as I did not want to post as unknown. It is late here and I am tired so I will try again. Thank you and God bless you always and in all ways!!

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    1. I'm so GLAD God lead you to here, Carolyn. I pray we can help each other as we seek God and His Word together. Please consider subscribing to the blog (via email - right side, top of page).
      Then the posts will go directly to your inbox. Okay?
      I look forward to hearing from you again. And PLEASE keep in touch.

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