The year 2018 is here, and I’m so excited! I love a fresh start, setting goals, and looking ahead. (I’m a hopeless optimistic.) If your 2017 wasn’t as great as you hoped it would be, I understand.

This year, one of my personal goals is to memorize scripture. There’s just one little problem: There is already so much floating around in this mom-brain that I don’t usually do this in spite of good intentions. The most I did in 2017 was memorize one lonely little verse.

So I’m starting slow and being a lot more intentional. My wonderful planner happens to have space set aside for a verse of the month. This year, I want to intentionally fill out those spaces with the verse I’m focusing on.

Pretty Scripture Cards + My New Shop

I didn’t succeed in memorizing verses for a couple of reasons: I didn’t have a plan, and I didn’t particularly enjoy the process. I decided to stop that nonsense this year. First, I chose twelve awesome verses that I’m particularly drawn to and I think you’ll love. They are encouraging and a bit convicting as well. Then, I designed note cards that I can use around the house and in my planner to make it that much more fun. Let’s face it: if it’s pretty, I’m going to enjoy it a LOT more. Now I have the extra motivation I need to meditate on and memorize a specific verse every month this year.

You can grab those pretty scripture cards by visiting my shop here. I’m sharing them because I want it to be as easy as possible for you to be inspired by God’s word on a regular basis. Focusing on one verse a month is a simple, but powerful, way to grow spiritually.

Here are the verses I chose for each month. You can see them all written out, as well as the design for each card, in my shop.

January

This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9

February

1 Peter 4:8

March

1 John 1:7

April

Ephesians 2:8-9

May

Mark 10:14

June

Psalms 91:4

July

Mark 4:21


August

Philippians 4:6

September

James 3:17

October

Isaiah 40:31

November

2 Corinthians 9:11

December

John 14:27

I hope you’re encouraged and uplifted by God’s word this year. I’d love for you to join me in memorizing and meditating on these verses each month as well. Remember to grab your beautiful memory verse cards to stay motivated. We can do it! I think 2018 is going to be a fantastic year.

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13 comments on “A Verse for Every Month of 2018”

  1. That is such a great idea to memorize a verse for each month! I picked a verse for the year, but haven’t really worked on memorizing any…. I need to be better about memorizing, just like I encourage my AWANAs girls to do!

  2. Laura, I think you have hit on a very important point – we must find what is attainable for us. One verse a month may lead to more as time goes by. Memorizing Scripture is most important, especially in these days we are living. Blessings to you in 2018!

  3. Laura, what a great idea! I confess, Scripture memory is my weakest area of growth in my walk with the Lord. I love the idea of figuring out why I don’t “want” to do it and making it more so that I WANT to do it. And yes, making things pretty is always a boon! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea and these Scripture cards!

  4. I picked out a new scripture memory method for this year and my mom is my memory accountability partner. She challenges me like no one else, and I’ve already memorized more scripture than the last two years combined. I’m excited to see where this year takes me.

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