Share-Your-Story Friday. Carrington from AL

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Hi, my name is Carrington and I’m four years old, almost five. I love memorizing Bible verses. My grandmother, GranJan, teaches me when she comes to visit.

We started when I was three years old.

So far I have memorized: Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Psalm 121; 1 Corinthians 13:4-8; Psalm 84; and I’m now working on Psalm 19.

The reason I love memorizing Bible verses so much is because it teaches me about God and the wonderful world he has made. Some people think it is hard to memorize, but it’s not hard—you just need to keep trying until you get it right.

When you know Bible verses, they stay with you wherever you go. I want to learn more and more so that when I grow up I will obey God in whatever he asks me to do.

That’s my story and its only just beginning.

15 comments to Share-Your-Story Friday. Carrington from AL

  • Natalie

    Oh little Carrington I love to see God working in your life. I love to hear you share God’s Word with people and I’m excited to see how you can build a library in your own heart. I hope your enthusiasm for memorizing never dims! Keep up the good work.

  • Chérie

    Carrington! Do you have any idea what a special little girl you are! I know your GranJan helps you with memorizing, but you have chosen to do it.

    You never said, “nah, I don’t wanna do this….it’s boring…”

    You CHOSE to say, “YES, I wanna keep memorizing!”

    I just know you are gonna be a huge blessing to so many with your choice— and your relationship with Jesus will get stronger and stronger. Never stop memorizing Carrington. No matter what.

  • Barbara Tyndall

    What a wonderful encourager you are, Carrington. Thanks for sharing your love for memorization with us.

  • Chris Gray

    Thanks Soo much for sharing Carrington! You are such a radiant light for our Lord Jesus and a great encouragement to us all on how privileged we are to hide God’s word in our heart as He helps us do so no matter what age 🙂 KEEP ON! Love, Chris

  • Ethan

    Carrington – we are all very proud of you. I loved watching your video. God’s Word will always be a light to your path (Psalm 119:5). You are obviously on the right path. You will never regret storing God’s Word in your heart.

  • Richie

    Carrington! What an amazing job you did with Psalm 84! The way you said it makes me want to learn it, too! I really like your hand motions. I’ll bet that helps you remember words, doesn’t it? I think I will start doing motions with mine now. Thanks for teaching me that. Keep learning God’s word, Carrington. It will put joy in your heart your whole life!

  • Karen Burroughs

    So wonderful!

  • Dana Taylor

    Awesome, testimony Carrington! At your very young age, you are already knowing, obeying and loving our SOVEREIGN GOD! Not a lot of children of the same age like you has been gifted and would love to have a deeper relationship with HIM! You are so special and precious , first to GOD. Secondly, to your family! Keep it up, Sweetie!

  • Carmen Cole

    Oh my goodness, that was adorable! And more than that it was a blessing. You have no idea how that text in the video was exactly what I needed. Thank you so much.
    What a blessing.

  • Oh Carrington, my little buttercup, thank you for sharing God’s Word with my memorizing friends. Your delight in God’s Word is infectious. And we all wish we had started memorizing at age 3. Keep going and growing in love with Jesus.

  • christal

    Dear Carrington, thank you so much for sharing! I loved all your hand motions! You did such a GREAT JOB and now I want my children and me to learn Psalm 84 too! (PS. to GranJan – how long did you have to work with her to learn this? 🙂 )

    • Hi Christal, Carrington learned psalm 84 last summer. We usually take on one verse a day, and I think Psalm 84 took 2 visits – we live 12 hours apart, and I try to visit every few months. We just started Psalm 19 on my last visit. We did the first 6 verses. When I see her again in a few months we’ll do the remaining 8 verses. Meanwhile my daughter will have her review all her passages. Carrington really loves it as you can tell. Her sister will be 3 years old in July so I’m planning on starting her with Psalm 121. If you think your child feels pushed, then back off a little. Here’s a great tip that works every time. “Shall we go to bed now, or would you like to work on Bible verses?” You can do the same with naps. At this point I don’t give her rewards because the reward is knowing God’s Word. That may have to change later. I remember paying my own kids (a small amount) to memorize passages. I hope that helps. Feel free to ask more questions.

  • Vickie McKnight

    Hi Carrington, Thank you for sharing your video. It was definitely a blessing. I am starting a Bible study using Janet’s book and will definitely be sharing your video with the ladies in the group! I love Psalm 84 and after hearing you quote it I have started it as my next chapter to memorize!

    • Hi Vickie, I’m sure Carrington has gone to bed but I will pass along your comment. At this point she doesn’t realize the impact she is having, maybe that’s a good thing. thank you Vickie

  • Holly

    Sweet Carrington, I, too, like how you use hand motions when reciting the verses you have memorized. I have started doing that, thanks to you. It really helps me remember. You are an inspiration.