Do you long to memorize God’s Word, drawing close to Him as you meditate, but find the endeavor hard – if not nearly impossible? Never fear. Several girlfriends came alongside me with ideas. This list is the result of their thoughts and my own. Call ’em tried and true solutions. Perhaps one will resonate with you.
Here are 10 way to help you hide God’s word in your heart.
Write it Daily
Grab a daily planner. Download the KristiWoods.net “to do” list, which is going bye-bye soon. Write the verse in whatever planner you use daily.
Use a Small Notebook
Jot it down in a small notebook, one that’ll fit nicely in your bag. Jot it once, jot it twice. Go ahead and ink it on there if need be. This is a good way to recite and recall the verse while waiting at an appt., in the parking lot at school as you taxi kids, or on the subway during the daily commute
Read it over – and over and over again. Do it from memory, look straight at the words.
Set a Daily Reminder
Grab the phone. Set a daily reminder to repeat the verse once, twice, or many more times.
Why not use technology to our advantage? Create wallpaper for your smartphone with the weekly or monthly verse?
Some verses already have tunes designated. Others, you might have to be a bit more creative than me – because somehow I land on Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star for nearly every verse! 🙂
Slap that baby up on the wall. Tape it to the mirror. Attach it to the frig or cabinet.
PicMonkey and Canva – even Microsoft Word or Powerpoint offer ways to create your own. Make your own on the YouVersion Bible App, OR, grab the ones supplied free here at KristiWoods.net.
Use Index Cards
Oh how beautifully these guys work. They may be old-style, but they’re still very much in style when it comes to scripture memorization. Grab a magnet and slap them on the desk drawer or frig. Clip ’em and put them in your purse. Or, buy or make a index card box in which to keep them.
Don’t you love how our smartphones have a record feature? Use it well for the scripture memorization attempts. Then replay it and say it…over and over as necessary.
So there you go – 10 ways to help hide God’s word in your heart this year.
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We’re memorizing Psalm 34 this year – the WHOLE, BEAUTIFUL Psalm. Click here for more info.
A special thanks to the Girls of 12 for their suggestions on this topic.
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