I used to think it would be too hard.
I could barely memorize one verse. How (or why?) would I memorize a whole chapter?
And then I tried it. At the prompting of my friend Sharon (who knew it was possible!), I joined a group of ladies from church to memorize Colossians 3 in 2004. And surprisingly, it was easier to memorize a whole chapter than just random verses here and there.
Since then I’ve kept going.
Seek to hear what the Lord is speaking to you underneath the scriptures, one word at a time.
I found a powerful group at Do Not Depart who also are committed to memorizing scripture. Together we’ve learned chapter after chapter.
31 Day Series
Here is a new Write31 series: Tools to Memorize a Bible Chapter.
I’m sharing tips that have worked for me and can work for you.
Bookmark this 31 Days home page and return to it for all the links as you go.
If you’ve always wanted to put scripture into your head for instant access, this series gives you tools to walk through it, one small step at a time.
At the end of 31 days, you’ll not only have memorized a chapter of the Bible, but you’ll have a working pattern to memorize any chapter or portion of scripture that you choose.
Memorizing scripture is a spiritual discipline we often leave to the kids. But we adults benefit just as much, if not more. Sustained time with God, meditating on specific truths for days and weeks at a time, is a rich experience for each of us, regardless of our age.
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Did you memorize scripture as a child? As an adult? Please share your experience in the comments.
- Why doesn’t God give up on us?
- Admit you don’t know