Thursday, October 09, 2008

Memorizing Scripture

I began Spanish tutoring with a woman from church about two months ago. It has been going well and I enjoy it. It is helping me stay more on track with my Spanish. We'll see just how well next week when we are in Mexico. Two weeks ago, she said that God had laid on her heart to have me memorize a portion of Scripture in Spanish. The section of verses is Matthew 6:9-13, The Lord's Prayer. At first I wasn't too sure but when she shared what I was to memorize, it made perfect sense. Several times recently, God has brought me to The Lord's Prayer not only on my own, but some of our pastors have used it as a reference in their teachings. I have been so pleased that I have actually memorized verses 9 and 10.

Mateo 6:9-13

Padre nuestro que estás en el cielo, santificado sea tu nomber, venga tu reino, hágase tu voluntad en la tierra como en el cielo. (That is verses 9-10 that I have memorized so far.) Danos hoy nuestro pan cotidiano. Perdónanos nuestras deudas, como también nosotros hemos perdonado a nuestros deudores. Y no nos dejes caer en tentación, sino líbranos del maligno; porque tuyo es el reino, y el poder, y la gloria, por todos los siglos. Amén.

As I study it, I am beginning to understand more how the words fit together and it helps me to understand their meanings.
Thank you to Elisa for having me memorize this passage of scripture.