“Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You”
Sometimes my memory amazes me. I can listen to a song 20 times in a row, look up the lyrics and have it virtually memorized the next day. But it seems to be a different story when it comes to memorizing Bible verses. I can write them down five times in a row each in a different color for a day or two but then I make some sort of excuse to not continue. I write them on index cards and carry them in my purse, place them on sticky notes on the mirror and I barely read them.
It’s not that I don’t want to memorize God’s word; in fact, I want to do more than memorize it. I want to apply it. I want to be able to remember these verses in the middle of the daily battles I face.
So today as I was reading a new book that I had received in the mail earlier this week (more on that tomorrow). I was reminded of the importance of memorizing God’s word. I was reminded that Jesus used the Word of God to resist the temptations of the Devil.
So, I decided to do something a little different to try to memorize the Words of God.
I decided to use my phone…
See, I figure I reach for mine WAY TOO MANY TIMES IN A DAY. So, why not use that to my advantage?
I decided to find a verse that I want to memorize and write it on a sticky note, and then put the sticky note on the front of my phone. Then every time I reach for my phone I read the verse. So, far I’ve learned two things. 1) I look at my phone A LOT MORE THAN I THOUGHT I DID. 2) It seems to be working.
I’ve found myself not wanting to look at my phone because it takes longer to do whatever I had wanted to do. However, I’ve reminded myself to not look at my phone any less because I want to actually memorize the verse. I just started this today so I’m not very sure of its effectiveness in the long run, but so far I’m liking the results. (I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. I’ve looked at my phone a lot already today; however, I almost have one verse memorized)…
What are some ways that you have found to memorize Scripture? I’d love to hear what works for you in the comments below.
Until next time,