Scripture memorization is a challenge for me. It’s just plain hard.
I remember my college years, how I used to study for hours and then finally take the test, only to promptly forget almost all of it as fast as one could turn a light off.
And this is the challenge whenever we try to memorize anything: How do we remember? How do we get it to stick?
Two years ago I began a large memory project to memorize the sermon on the mount. I learned verses and wrote about what I’d been learning. But then half way through that project I fell behind. I got discouraged. And I quit.
The next year I decided failure is never final unless you quit trying. So I joined a group of friends who committed to memorize three chapters in the book of Romans over the course of the next year. It was called The Romans Project.
And just over a month ago, we completed that project!
And I must say, memorizing God’s Word one week at a time has changed me, much more than I’d anticipated.
It’s refocused me.
Grounded me in truth.
And brought my heart much comfort on many hard days.
It’s a habit that’s only a few years old to me. One I would have never believed was even possible for me. But one that finds me with God’s Word wherever I go, in whatever situation I face.
What you know by heart, is what your heart really knows. [Tweet that] ~Ann Voskamp
Over the next few weeks I’d like to take some time to share a bit about scripture memorization with you. Some tips and reasons why it matters, and ways it has changed me, with the hope for you to know it can change you too.
So to begin, I’ve made a video from me to you, with the hope you’ll be encouraged…
Five tips to make memorizing Scripture doable… [Tweet that]
Five Tips to Memorize Scripture
1. Decide that it matters.
2. Remove distractions.
3. Make a plan.
4. Practice daily.
5. Find accountability.
Is memorization hard for you?
What scripture have you memorized before?