Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Movies & Lyrics

I love the movie Elf... can quote you some lines from that movie at all times! I also - shockingly - can quote lines from Beauty & the Beast for some life advice .... Mrs. Potts: "Everything will work out in the end - you'll see".... oh, wise Mrs. Potts.
Can you think of movie quotes that everyone knows?
  • There's no place like home
  • I'll be back
  • You complete me .... (I know that's a corny one - but we all know it - don't we?)
  • You can't handle the truth
  • I see dead people
There's just a few... I bet you all know those quotes - & I bet you know tons more...
Now think of songs. When I was sitting at my desk in high school, I would literally write down ALL the lyrics from a song that I liked. I can specifically remembering writing down the words to Slick Rick's "Teenage Love" & LL Cool J "I need love"..... oh my - there's a flash back for you. If you've never heard those songs - dont worry - you're not missing anything - but they are both rap songs (when rap was decent & clean) so lots of words... I would sit & write each & every word.

Think about all the songs we know - how we can sing all the words in them & not miss a beat! Dang - they even made game shows about how we know the lyrics to all these songs.
And then, I was sitting in church Sunday & it hit me - how many of those things do we know? But how much scripture do we commit to memory? We can hold in our minds so much useless stuff - take the time to memorize it - listen to it over & over again enough that it is embedded in our minds. I mean - after all these year (& I aint saying how many) - I can STILL rap out "Teenage Love"... & I'm not saying I'm proud of that fact .... "don't hurt me again... dont dont dont hurt me again" .... see - sad!

Wouldnt it be cool if we just keep looking at the Bible & Scripture & reading it enough - or even hearing it enough - that we can start writing it down, reciting it, repeating it year after year of some awesome words -better than any movie or song lyric - inspired words from God!


  1. I have a hard time memorizing anything, but you are right... I can sing right along with songs, memorize them... but scripture? And what I do know, I couldn't tell you where it is found! Then again, I can sing songs but I don't know who sings them! Something more to work on!

  2. Rebecca,
    I so love the Word of God!! I love hiding it in my heart and He has breathed freshness into my desire to memorize Scripture this year. So GREAT!!! You couldn't have known, but God has been speaking to me to memorize a certain Scripture, but I haven't yet because my mv for these next two weeks are different and still ones I feel I was suppose to memorize. But guess what? God literally hid those Words in my heart driving down the road and they are in there. So you have confirmed through this post that I need to start memorizing these next verses, NOW, He's laid on my heart as well, without waiting for the 1st. Isn't it weird how I always think I have to follow the rules, and their manmade rules . . . anyway . . . =)

    I hope this very lonnnnng comment has made sense. Love you friend,

  3. I love the comparison you made here! You are so right! I hope to memorize more scripture this year.

  4. This is so true... Hope you are having a great week!

  5. A good part of my brain is clogged w/ song lyrics!!

  6. My daughter Gina makes up a song for every Awana verse her kids have to learn. Every week they can sing their verse.
    Incidentally, she can repeat every word and movement in Dirty Dancing. What kind of mother was I?

  7. This is seriously an amazing point. If only we were as in touch with His word!


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