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Need Help Memorizing Scripture? 

Feb 21, 2022

This post is by Janine Muniz.

 

Scripture memorization is a good way to stay connected to God and the Bible. It can serve as a reminder of how much God loves us or help us recognize the things that we should make our daily practices. And, it is a great way to pause during the day to think on “...whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable…” (Philippians 4:8 NIV)

Not sure where to start? Choosing a verse to memorize can be a daunting task. However, there are plenty of ways to find a verse and begin committing it to memory. Here are some ideas that I have found helpful.

One way you canchoose a verse is through Scripture writing. Plans usually run for a month on themes such as love, fruits of the spirit, prayer and so on. Each day you write a different verse in a journal or notebook to reflect on. These types of plans can be found on social media platforms such as Instagram, Pinterest and good ol’ Google. One of my favorite places to find such plans is on a website called Club 119 run by Elyssa Nalani Trujillo. She has plenty of plans to choose from and new plans are added periodically.  Working through one of these plans can assist in finding a verse that you would like to memorize.  

For those who are tech savvy, there are plenty of apps that help with scripture memorization. Doing a search on the Google Playstore or the Apple Store will give you plenty of options from digital verse cards to games (yes, games). My app of choice is the tried and true Youversion. It has a verse of the day that is another good source for finding a verse to memorize. Once you have found a verse, you can use it as a lock screen on your phone or tablet. Youversion is great for creating images for your verse or you can use one generated by the app. 

Something else to try is writing the verse of your choice on either index cards or sticky notes and leave them in places where you’re likely to see them. The bathroom mirror, the fridge, the car…the possibilities are endless. The goal is to see the verse several times a day, giving you an opportunity to memorize it.

 For those of you who are crafty, memory verses can be made into embellished cards. Do you have a vast collection of journaling cards (think Project Life) lying around? Pick one out that speaks to you and go to town! Try using things such as lace, washi tape, stickers, glitter…anything to make it your own. Don’t have journaling cards? Index cards, cardstock, scrapbook paper can be used as well. Always look around your home to see what you already have on hand. Make more than one and involve a sister or two (and can make a great gift). Having accountability is always helpful.     

When it comes to memorizing scripture, the sky’s the limit. The important thing is to find the best way to inscribe the words of God on our hearts. 

What scripture memorization technique do you use? Just starting out? What method do you think would work best for you? 



Janine Muniz is currently pursuing an MFA in creative writing at Southern New Hampshire University and is in the beginning stages of her first novel. She has written anecdotal stories and opinion pieces on different topics when she was a writer for SNHU Odyssey, a student-run writer’s platform, and was featured on Sweatpants & Coffee. When she’s not setting her newest idea to paper, Janine is a planner enthusiast, loving all things kawaii. She lives in a full house with her three boys, two cats, and two dogs in Ronkonkoma, NY. 

Photo by Timothy Eberly on Unsplash

 

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