Have you found a way to integrate consistent Scripture memorization into your life? I wish I could say that I have, but in all honesty I’m more motivated and more disciplined in some seasons than in others. This may be changing; however, because I recently came up with a simple idea that has sped up my memorization.
I use the alarm feature on my cell phone to wake me each morning. Like most smartphones, my phone allows its user to enter a memo to be displayed when the alarm sounds. Given that I have to look at the screen every morning to silence the alarm, why not take advantage of this feature by entering into the memo field a Bible verse I’m trying to memorize?
I enter the reference and the first portion of the verse (or passage) I’m memorizing. I then read over it once or twice each morning as I turn off the alarm. Once I’ve memorized this, I change the memo to a subsequent portion of the verse. I continue this until I’ve committed the entire verse or passage to memory. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
What if you don’t use your phone as an alarm or you don’t have a smartphone? You can still use a variation of this idea. Simply write the verse on a notecard and prop it up next to your alarm clock. For additional ideas on how to memorize Bible verses, check out the Memorizing Scripture board on OF THE HEARTH’s Pinterest page.
What’s your favorite method for memorizing Scripture?