Tips for Memorizing Scripture

There are many people out there who are much better qualified to share how they memorize Scripture. I’m not an expert by any means.

In fact, the first tip that I am going to share with you is one that I fail at, but it is probably the most important part of memorizing Scripture.

1) Be consistent

Memorizing Scripture takes practice just like anything else. You have to be consistent in reading and reviewing the verses. It only takes a few minutes everyday, but it has to be everyday. You also have to be consistent in the version of the Bible that you use to memorize a verse. Every translation seems to be a little different in how they phrase things, and if you switch between translations as you are memorizing you will confuse yourself.

2) Be creative

Everybody learns things in different ways. Some people are visual learners, some people are auditory learners, and some people are hands-on learners. If you are a visual learner, seeing and reading the Scriptures throughout the day will help you to memorize them, but hearing them repeated probably won’t work for you. If you are an auditory learner, listening to the Scriptures quoted will help you learn them so record them and play them back or set them to music. If you are a hands-on learner, try learning the verses in sign language or acting out the verses. Drawing pictures of the verse or simply writing out the verse can help you to memorize it. God gave each of us the ability to be creative in our different ways. Take that ability and use it to learn His Word. Make it beautiful.

3) Meditate on it

Spend some time dwelling on the Scripture. Think about what it means, who wrote it, how you are currently applying it to your life and how you can apply it better. Ask the Lord what He wants you to get from this verse.

4) Speak it

Speak the verse out loud. Don’t just read it to yourself. Read it out loud.

5) Apply it

Take what you learned in your meditation on the verse and apply it to your life. Use it. Live it.

6) Share it

Share it with other people. Post it on Facebook. Tweet it. Place it on G+. Write a note to a friend and family member and include it in the note. Find someone to memorize the Scriptures with you. Work on it with your family.

 

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