“Rejoice…. I will say it again: Rejoice!”

Repetition has a great place in memorization processes but it is not enough. We also need to anchor the verses (and their locations) to something that stands out in our minds…something special or eventful or treasured. We need repetition for a variety of reasons… we weren’t listening or paying attention; we didn’t hear it correctly or completely; we heard it but didn’t focus on it long enough for it to truly register with us; and so on. The same is true for encouragement. We need to hear those words of love, support, comfort, enthusiasm, caring, etc. over and over and over again. As it says in Philippians 4:04 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! (NIV © 2011) When we feel that the world is winning the battle, we need to ‘Rejoice in the Lord always’…. And be reminded to ‘Rejoice’ because He has overcome the world. The victory has been won. We know who wins. We are called to be on that winning side. He doesn’t even ask about our skills or experience or abilities or anything… but our trust in Him. That is worth great rejoicing. Try it as you Take Time For God's Word each day.

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