Share-Your-Story Friday. Teresa from IL

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My name is Teresa. My husband and I own and operate a grain and livestock farm. I also work as a bank teller.

One evening while attending a Wednesday Bible study in our little country church, where we were studying the book of James, I decided there was alot of good stuff in there on how to live our lives and I committed to memorize it. I have recited it to our church and also to our community Thanksgiving service.

That became the start to my memory verse addiction. I have went on to memorize Philemon, Philippians, Jude, Jonah, Colossians, and Titus, and many other passages such as Daniel 1. That I just completed.

The benefits are out of this world! I have more joy in my life. I renew my mind daily meditating on the memorized word of God. In my “farmer language” it is like a cow chewing it’s cud. After you get it memorized we can bring it up and digest it.

Many of my verses have been memorized while on my daily walks.

I work as a T & T Leader in Awana. I have recited the book of Jonah to them and try to instill in them a love for God and his word.

21 comments to Share-Your-Story Friday. Teresa from IL

  • God bless you, Teresa, your story is so inspiring to me this morning. Thanks for sharing!

    • Teresa

      That is my desire to inspire others! Something so good you do not want to keep it to yourself! Thank you!

  • Arlene

    Teresa’s story was beautiful and inspiring. I like the way she put it, “Like a cow chewing it’s cud. After you get it memorized we can bring it up and digest it.” She has encouraged me to commit to memorizing my Lord’s word. Thank you for the testimony. Arlene

  • Barbara A.

    Teresa, I don’t think I would have ever thought to memorize Jonah! What a great idea! Those OT passages hold so much for us, and it just seems like I get stuck on the NT and Psalms. Thanks for pointing out another passage to add to my already very long list of future passages to learn.

  • Lise Anderson Brocious

    Teresa, thanks so much for the encouragement. There is so much in each passage of the Bible and I too have found that memorizing Scripture brings joy after joy. I am awed at your ability and willingness to recite for others. My desire to memorize came after hearing someone else recite. I know you are blessing and encouraging many when you recite. Go girl and more importantly, go God!!

    • Teresa

      Yes, it is a very joyful thing to have the word of God dwelling in you richly! It sounds like you have found that joy too!

  • Tony

    Teresa, well done, good and faithful servant. You were faithful with a small talent, God will give you more. Such an encouragement to me, as well. Keep up the good God-centered work.

  • Hi Teresa,
    Thank you for sharing your story with us. I too have that same addiction!

  • Wow Teresa, awesome, awesome! I like your metaphor of chewing the cud, after memorizing, God’s Word always releases more truth, the more we review it. It’s like nutrition on top of nutrition for the spiritual walk. Thanks so much for sharing your story with us!

  • Teresa

    Thanks for the encouragement! It has been a joy to share!

  • Carmen Cole

    I really liked your story, and your choice of books to learn is interesting to me. Thanks for sharing.

  • Catherine

    Thanks for sharing your walk with God and of His Word’s impact in your life.I just started memorizing scriptures after listening to Janet on ROH recently. This week I have been able to memorize Psalms 1 and I just concluded on Psalms 121.

  • I am only a beginner memorizer–thank you for the encouragement!

  • Leslie

    Great job Teresa! You are a great asset to our church and community! I remember you tellling me one time that when you memorize His word, you can arm yourself right there and then when the enemy attacks!!