In the same i eat food for my physical body i eat the Word of God for my spiritual body. I memorize verses weekly. I just love memorizing God's promises. I do this for three reasons.
1. To be ready to answer anyone who asks about my faith. 1Peter 3:15b says "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect". I do this not to argue with anyone about faith. I do this so i can express my convictions based on biblical principles in proper context.
2. To be ready to have my quiet time in case I don't have a Bible with me. I can still remember very clearly how I came to this realization when I was in college. In a History class way back in 2005, my Baptist classmate once told me he is not able to read the Bible anymore because of so many things. But he is still able to have his quiet time. That puzzled me. But he said he meditates on the Word of God in jeepneys, in Casaa (canteen), in malls, and wherever. How? Through memory verses. He has a stock of memory verses in his mind that even during his crazy and busy moments, he is able to meditate day and night, pray without ceasing.
3. To be ready to counsel and plant seed to everyone i meet. Many times in my life have I used memory verses to encourage and counsel someone in need. But it was only lately when I very much wanted to memorize verses in order to plant seeds to others. When my spiritual mother gave her testimony during one of our victory group (discipleship group) meeting about why she memorizes verses, I was so encouraged. I thought I wanna do that for that reason also. I wanna imitate that. But the impact of that desire really came when my aunt-in-law died hours before my plan to preach Jesus to her. It hit me so hard. But I rejoice in the thought that we were able to plant the seed to her months ago when we invited her to attend a service in Victory Christian Fellowship. I can only do so much but praise God for His grace and mercy.
So I hope you will put in your heart the Word of God in the same way some did and in the same way Jesus did. God bless and enjoy memorizing His Word.