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How to Memorize Scripture
As Christians we need to not only learn the word of God but be able to quote scriptures that will help us stay strong in spirit in our daily lives. Having scriptures stored in memory helps us to be able to lift others up during times of sorrow or trouble. The Bible has an answer for all of lifeís complexities. You will be amazed how helpful having scriptures readily available will assist you to stay on the right path.
The most important thing to begin to commit scriptures to memory is the commitment to read the Bible consistently and to have a plan. Think about your daily schedule and find the time you can set aside to read Godís word and that is the time you will begin to gather scriptures to memorize.
Here are a few tips to help you get started.
As you read the Bible, keep a notepad handy and jot down scriptures that you find give you strength, power, peace, joy or understanding of Godís plan. Then you can rewrite them over and over again until it becomes automatic in your mind. Repetition works!
Read the Bible out loud. Now you are seeing the Word, hearing the Word and speaking the Word. All of your senses are being used. Not only write and rewrite but say it out loud and repeat it to continue to commit it to your memory but also to let it sink into your spirit.
Find a time in your daily activity to repeat the scriptures. A great time is to recite the scriptures in your mind as you are brushing your teeth in the morning and evening or recite out loud as you are taking a shower or bath.
Post your favorite scriptures on a sticky note on your bathroom mirror, your calendar or on your computer to encourage you to read them over and over every time you see the note. You can also type out or handwrite them on nice card stock and frame your favorites as well.
Make reading your Bible a part of everyday life, if possible read the Word first thing in the morning when you rise. Having scriptures committed to memory will continue to feed your mind and spirit when emergencies or late starts prevent you from reading.
Once you have some scriptures memorized, you will be surprised how often you use them in your spirit or offer them as advice to friends, co-workers and family members. Godís Word is the best advice anyone can give!
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