Day 16: Share it, review it {Tools for memorizing}

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TO MEMORIZE

Repeat 3-5 times, twice a day.

2  “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”
3  With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
Isaiah 12:2-3 (ESV)

Practice using 1st letters, twice a day.

2  “B, G i m s; I w t, a w n b a; f t L G i m s a m s, a h h b m s.”
3  W j y w d w f t w o s.

TO REVIEW

1  You will say in that day: “I will give thanks to you, O LORD, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me.”
Isaiah 12:1 (ESV)

1  Y w s i t d: “I w g t t y, O L, f t y w a w m, y a t a, t y m c m.”

TO DO

1. Share it

Fridays are the days to send these words back into the world. What ways can you find to share the message with others? You can do it in casual conversations, in prayer, on social media. Get creative and do what works for you.

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2. Practice in Scripture Typer.

Do you best today in Scripture Typer, then return there on Monday to start a new verse.

TODAY’S TIP

* Schedule in time to review.

Another option in Scripture Typer is the “Review” settings. There are multiple settings, from daily, weekly, monthly, annually, and everything in between. Or even “never.”

But whether you choose an option there or just in your mind, do schedule in time periodically to review past verses so you won’t lose them. We’ll discuss it more towards the end of the month, too.

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FINAL WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT

It’s encouraged me to read the tips and comments you have left here the past two weeks about your own scripture memorization.

I’ll be sharing several of your helpful hints today and this weekend to encourage you as well:

Writing it down is very helpful. So is looking for the patterns. Every little bit helps!”
– Floyd

“Memorizing was so much easier when I was young, yet I keep on, knowing that God’s word doesn’t return void. He will use it. I memorize the reference when I’m memorizing a verse or two. For longer passages or chapters, I memorize the chapter or the passage reference rather than individual verses.”
Natalie

I review my verses if I wake up during the night. I also review them before I go to sleep.”
Pam

I have a journaling Bible (one page of scripture with a blank page to write on on the other side–this is where I write my thoughts and observations about each verse that I read. It’s great to read back over what I’ve written in years past!”
Anita

My parents memorized Psalm 139 and Colossians 3 with us when I was in high school, and I can still remember chunks of both chapter 15 years later. I’m so thankful for this.”
Devi

“I use Blueletterbible.org for word studies and cross-referencing and etc. Just love its ease of use and tremendous amount of resources.”
Linda

“The scripture can be put to work right away—I don’t have to wait till I’ve “finished” learning it.
While reading through the Psalms I have been collecting lines for bedtime and morningtime prayers, but I’ve just been leaving the lines there on the page — waiting I suppose for the great day when I’ve read through all the Psalms and I come to compile my Fantastic Bedtime Psalm Compilation Prayer. I should take a line and pray it tonight; choose a line in the morning to have with my breakfast.
David

“There is this one word that keeps coming back to me from Isaiah 12 – ‘He is my song’ – God is the very words that come out of my mouth, the words I speak and the words I sing, the words of my soul.
Beverley

“Years ago, a good friend was working with a Christian counselor, and he encouraged her to memorize 3 chapters — Romans 6, Ephesians 5, and Colossians 3. I decided to jump in with her, and it was life changing.”
Lily

LINKS

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How can you share what you’re memorizing with someone else? Please share in the comments.

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