I know there are times when we must have in our mind certain Bible verses that remind us of the way we should go. Memorizing the scriptures is one of the things that would help us most in our time of studying the word. While studying the bible during this month of April, today I share several tips that can help us memorize the scriptures.
7 tips for scripture memorization that will help you
Proverbs 3:3 (AMP) says: Do not let mercy and kindness and truth leave you [instead let these qualities define you]; Bind them [securely] around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart. And Hebrews 8:10 (AMP) says also:
“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel
After those days, says the Lord:
I will imprint My laws upon their minds [even upon their innermost thoughts and understanding],
And engrave them upon their hearts [effecting their regeneration].
And I will be their God,
And they shall be My people.
Every time I take the time to study the word, I try to memorize verses. I have used several techniques that have helped me greatly in the process. Sometimes I repeat the verses, other times I only write them more than once. No matter the technique or the style, the important thing is that you can allow God and the Spirit to write each verse on the tablet of your heart. Let God “imprint” His law in your mind!
Praying the word is one of my favorites. After studying deeply the verse, I take a time of devotion and prayer in which I include every verse I study. As a supplication or a cry!
Do it daily!
Make a habit of studying, reading and praying each day. There is nothing better than starting your day in the presence of God.
Highlight your text
If you have the bible just like mine, you will surely understand me when I say that you should highlight each verse. Underlining or highlight the verses allows me to find each verse easier and to be able to read it as many times as necessary. You can only use a pen or your favorite highlighter.
I have many notebooks and in each of them I have several pages dedicated only to write my favorite verses of the bible. Writing the word is therapeutic and helps you to memorize very easily.
Probably to recite the word you need to be in a place in silence, no noises, interruptions or distractions. I prepared a space in my office where I sit and recite the word as many times as I can. With this exercise I am not just reciting it but I am declaring it over myself, my family and my home. Declaring the word of God is powerful! You must incorporate it into your study time.
Writing a short reflection or what I think about a particular verse helps me to go even deeper. This leads me to have questions and the desire to look deeper into the word. Also, I much enjoy journaling or journaling into my bible as a creative way of expressing myself and studying the word.
Finally, after we have studied and prayed in our intimate place. We have been filled with the word of God to share it with those who need a word of life, comfort, encouragement or simply need salvation! – To this we are called by God, to disperse the seed of the word of God in the hearts of men!
We are in Week 2!
Yes! We are in week 2 of our “Freedom” bible study of the month of April. It has been a wonderful time in the presence of God learning that we have been called by Him to be free! – This week we are studying this verse:
who [willingly] gave Himself [to be crucified] on our behalf to redeem us and purchase our freedom from all wickedness, and to purify for Himself a chosen and very special people to be His own possession, who are enthusiastic for doing what is good. Titus 2:14 (AMP)