I perused the latest blog entry of Sean Nebblett in near disbelief. Acts? The whole book of Acts?! Seriously...he's going to attempt to memorize the entire book of Acts in just 300 days. And he wants people to join him. There's no way...who would do that? I mean, that's an honorable endeavor, but...I don't know about this.
My incredulity grew as I read the comments below his post. Not one, not two, but countless other young people, and even some parents of those young people, were not only committing to join Sean in his incredible memorization endeavor, but were citing their other memorization goals and/or accomplishments. Two had embarked upon memorizing the entire New Testament. Another had just finished Revelation. Wow. My mind was (and still is!) blown. What are these people? Modern-day Waldenses?! Suddenly the scattered verses and few chapters I had memorized over the years seemed rather pitiful. I felt like a weak soldier in holey armour.
I grappled with the idea throughout the day. This is too extreme..., my thoughts echoed Sara's. But the next morning, I found myself turning to Acts chapter 1, "just to see." I was hooked. By breakfast, I had gotten 3 verses down. By the end of the day - 8. I can't believe I'm doing this, I pondered in amazement. And I got to thinking, If the Waldenses could do this centuries ago, what makes me think I can't? They didn't have any supernatural ability...just access to the power of the Holy Spirit - the same power I have access to.
So, Sean Nebblett and company: I'm on board. :) Anyone else want to join?
For more details, memorization tips, and memorization/review schedule, visit Sean's blog: www.seannebblett.com.
If you just now heard about it, and you're thinking, "There's no way I can catch up," don't worry. :) There are plenty of review days in which to catch up, and besides, it doesn't matter even if you never catch up. The blessing is in memorizing, no matter when you start, no matter how much you memorize. The point is: just memorize. (But doing it with a group on a schedule does help tremendously.)
Pray for us!!!!