When I started intentionally memorizing specific scriptures, I started seeing a change in me. I don’t know about you, but my mind can easily wander. I can be reading a post about God and His redeeming grace, and then the next minute, I have lost 20 minutes of my life watching dog videos.
I know what you are saying, “There is no way I can memorize scripture.” Listen, if I can, anyone can. The Bible Memory App has been instrumental in this process. I review my scriptures every day as part of my devotional time, but also will review before I go to bed at night. Let me give you an example of the benefit of memorizing scripture:
Have you ever woke up in the morning just not “feeling it?” Tired, run-down, listless, (you get the point). These thoughts of defeat are what happened to me the other morning. I was weary and discouraged. But as I reviewed my verses, only out of habit and obedience, because didn’t “feel” like doing that either, God’s grace and His compassion spoke volumes to me. One of my verses to review that morning was Hebrews 12:3, “Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, SO THAT YOU will not grow weary and lose heart.”
Wasn’t His Word a great reminder and encouragement to persevere and realize how loving is our God? I probably wouldn’t have gone looking for specific scriptures that morning because of my poor attitude. I am thinking God knew I would have those moments and that is why He continually tells us to hide His Word in our hearts.
You can bet I have many scriptures memorized to remind me of His love for me, and His encouragement to persevere.
Sweet friends take time to memorize His Word. I promise it will not return to you empty. See the tips below on memorizing scripture.
Lord, Thank you for your Word. We can read it, we can listen to it, and You will help us memorize it. Your Word Lord is a lamp to our feet and a light for our path. We are grateful. Grant us a desire to know your Word. As we read Your scriptures, let them seep deep in our minds, engraving them forever on our hearts. Thank You, Father, In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Tips for memorizing Scriptures:
-When you pick a verse(s), understand what they mean, not just words to memorize.
-Write the scripture(s) in your journal.
-Have the scripture(s) in front of you- write them on sticky notes, note cards, etc. (see www.choosetosoar.net for scripture packages)
-Download the Bible Memory App and set up review daily. Say them OUT LOUD!
-Be committed and obedient to memorizing His Word.