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Memorizing Scripture

I have hidden your word in my heart
that I might not sin against you.
(Psalm 119:11)

Memorizing Scripture is an essential habit for spiritual growth! The trajectory of your life is determined by what you think. One measure of spiritual maturity is changing our thoughts so that they align with God.

There’s no single right way to memorize Scripture. Try a few different things to see what works best for you! Here’s what has worked for me:

  • Pick a Scripture that’s personally meaningful; don’t try to memorize something “random.” Take some time to analyze the verse to understand the “pieces” and make personal connections.
  • Write it out … about a million times (ok, maybe not that many). This is where I do the bulk of the “work” to commit a Scripture to memory.
  • Read it out loud … about a million times.
  • Break the verse into different parts, and work on one part at a time … unless you are memorizing John 11:23.
  • Write the verse onto a notecard (just once). As you go about your day, read it several times. Also, test yourself both verbally and by writing it down.
  • Don’t get discouraged! It’s not easy for most of us to memorize Scripture!
  • Review the Scripture every day for at least a week. Test yourself and read the verse every night.

One final thing: The Navigators is a ministry dedicated to equipping believers to memorize God’s Word. Check out their site for some great resources:

https://www.navigators.org/resource/topical-memory-system/

The New International Version (Ps 119:11). (2011). Zondervan.

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