A year ago, I started a project that has blessed my life – and hopefully the lives of others – more than I could have imagined. I call it the Ponderize Project. 🙂
During the October session of General Conference last year, I was inspired by Brother Durrant’s talk, My Heart Pondereth Them Continually. It’s a lovely talk (worth a read!), and in it, he gave the challenge of “ponderizing” the scriptures. He says:
“The word ponderize is not found in the dictionary, but it has found a place in my heart. So what does it mean to ponderize? I like to say it’s a combination of 80 percent extended pondering and 20 percent memorization.
There are two simple steps:
First, choose a verse of scripture each week and place it where you will see it every day.
Second, read or think of the verse several times each day and ponder the meaning of its words and key phrases throughout the week.
Imagine the uplifting results of doing this weekly for six months, a year, 10 years, or more.”
I was really motivated by this challenge, so I started ponderizing right away and it’s something I’ve been doing ever since. Each week, I choose a verse of scripture. I write it on an index card with pens or markers, so I’ve also been able to practice my hobby of lettering. But the important part of ponderizing is the message you’ll have in your mind and heart.
To take the ponderizing challenge a step further, I had the idea to post my scriptures on Instagram so I wouldn’t be the only one benefitting from them. 🙂 I hope and pray that by doing so, my friends and family are uplifted and feel God’s love for them.
As Brother Durrant says, “The primary goal of ponderizing is to provide an uplifting place for your thoughts to go – a place that keeps you close to the Spirit of the Lord.” And I’ve found ponderizing to be so wonderful!! I’ve gained a greater appreciation for the scriptures and their role in my life, and I’m incredibly thankful for the guidance that comes from God through the scriptures. I highly recommend ponderizing – I promise you won’t regret it! 😉
Why are you grateful for the scriptures?