My good friend Elaine (over there at the Bear) started this process a few months ago, I believe with the same book of the Bible. She has claimed that it has rocked her spiritual world like nothing else, and challenged our small group to try it. One verse per day was her recommendation. I'm falling a little short, but I'm a beginner at this, so I'm not discouraged.
In fact, I've already had cause to quote this bit of the Bible that has been bound to my forehead, so to speak. This morning Horyon told me that when the kids get sick she tries to think that at least we aren't fighting the sinus infections that we suffered through in 2011. I started in on James 1:2-3 "My brothers and sisters, count it nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance."
Now maybe I am the guy with the hammer who sees every problem as a nail, but I don't think so. I think that God is sending me a message: that God's Word is worth the investment of time and effort. It bears fruit, and helps to make sense of the world.
That said, I don't expect to start memorizing big chunks of Numbers any time soon, but I want to make memorizing big chunks of scripture a regular part of my time with God. And I think that God approves. Has anyone else out there tried this? I'd love to hear how it has gone for you.