Since becoming a new mom my bible study routine has fallen apart, to say the least. So I’m trying to find new ways to strengthen my spiritual relationship.
One of my spiritual goals is to have a pure heart. I was inspired by my reading of Matthew 5:8 ESV says “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”
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Of course, after reading Matthews as a new Christian I began to search the bible. I had to know how I could make my heart pure.
How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. – Psalm 119:9-11 ESV
Memorizing scriptures is a great way to keep the Lord’s word close to your heart. Living according to the word is easier to do when you remember the word.
I personally have a few different methods I use to memorize scripture.
5 ways to Memorize Bible Verses
- Write it out. The Standards Method
- Pray it.
- Read it.
- Use the verse to create a phone or desktop wallpaper.
- Chose short verses, to begin with.
I write the verse on a chalkboard in my office. That way every day I go to work I recite it.
I also will write the verse in my faith journal. I have a section where I write the verse I want to memorize. Something about writing it down helps me to remember.
After COVID hit I made psalm my memory verse.
Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place— the Most High, who is my refuge— no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. Psalm 91: 9-10
I have covered our home in prayer repeatedly reciting that verse while my husband went out every day during the pandemic working to provide for our family as an essential employee.
Use the verse you are trying to remember as a prayer. Recite it.
I also started putting my scripture cards on my desk. I also keep an encouraging verse on my stand. During those difficult moments during the workday or just those quiet moments.
I read that scripture to myself.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
I don’t think there is one sure-to-work method when it comes to memorizing scripture you have to try different things to figure out what works for you.
When I first started trying to memorize scripture I would write it on my hand. But my husband was concerned it isn’t good for you.
If you look down my timeline on Instagram you’ll notice I had verses written on my hand.
Bonus tip I’ve found an effective way to memorizing scriptures is by creating phone wallpaper. This method is how I memorized Luke 1:27. If you want to that wallpaper for yourself download my Faith Kit now!
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