I have never been able to memorize scriptures. My grandfather was a pastor, I have uncle’s that are pastors, and my brother is an amazing evangelist, but even with all these people in my life, the verses still don’t stick.
I realized if I want to memorize God’s word, I will have to submerse myself in it. I’ve started by printing out scriptures and putting them in picture frames. Each week I print out a new one. These scriptures are the same ones I’m teaching the kids so we can learn them together.
You might ask, Bethany why are you so determined to memorize scriptures. Well that is a whole other blog…but for one there is power in the word of God! When the enemy comes against me, I can remind him the promises God has already spoken over me and second, when my friends are struggling, I am able to speak truth into their confusion.
Here are some tips on memorizing Bible verses:
-Pick out a scripture for the week.
-Write it on Post-It notes. Place them on your mirror in your bathroom, on the fridge, in the laundry room or wherever you go throughout the day.
-Write down your scripture on top of your “To-Do List” for the day. This way every time you look at your list, you can look up at the scripture for the week.
-And last and my favorite, print out the scripture to place in a picture frame. Mine sits right beside the stove. That way I can look at it during breakfast time, lunch, and dinner.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Psalm 119:11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
Joshua 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
2 Corinthians 10:5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
Luke 24:45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.