To see previous week's "ponderizing" Scriptures click HERE.
Choose the Scripture:
When I was trying to decide how I would choose scriptures, I decided that I would do the Book of Mormon Mastery Scriptures. I loved doing these as a youth and grew so much, I decided that it was about time I do them again. It's great because they are all chosen for me, they have "Context", "Doctrine or Principle" and "Application" to get me thinking. After ponderizing for 25 weeks I have finished the Book of Mormon Mastery Scriptures. Then I moved onto New Testament Mastery Scriptures, which we just finished last week. So what's next?? I decided to go back in history and do the Old Testament Mastery Scriptures. Here is a link to the Book of Mormon Scripture Mastery List, a link to the New Testament Mastery Scriptures and a link to the Old Testament Mastery Scriptures.
If you'd like to study along with me this week here is the direct link to this particular scripture:
(This scripture has so many verses, that I decided to split it up into three weeks. This is the second week and the focus is on Exodus 20:8-11)
Decide on How you are going to Display it:
I do a couple things... I decided that I would keep a journal of all of the scriptures I am ponderizing. The sticky notes that I started with were accumulating. I love the journal idea! I can write the scripture right in there, which really helps with the memorizing and ponderizing. Then I take a picture, this part is crucial!!! I ALWAYS have my phone with me, so it being on the camera roll of my phone makes it super easy to look at and ponder over.
Read and think About It's Meaning & Share it!
Really think about the scripture. Study the scripture. Pick out words and phrases and apply them into your life. If you don't understand something in it, read some scriptures before or after it. Look up some articles on lds.org to help you ponder. Don't keep it all to yourself. Share it!!! Send someone a text, post your thoughts on your social media pages, talk to a friend or family member about what you are studying, as we share we can help strengthen others also. For me, I go through the scripture and pick something out of it each day. I ponder about it, maybe even read an article about it on lds.org. I apply it into my life. Then I post a picture along with my thoughts on my Instagram and Facebook pages.
I'd love to know what scripture you are "Ponderizing" and how you are doing it!! Leave a comment below and let me know what you're doing :)
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