Day 22: Take it personally {Tools for memorizing}



Repeat 3-5 times, twice a day.

4  And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted.
5  “Sing praises to the LORD, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.”
Isaiah 12:4-5 (ESV)

Practice using 1st letters, twice a day.

4  A y w s i t d: “G t t t L, c u h n, m k h d a t p, p t h n i e.
5  “S p t t L, f h h d g; l t b m k i a t e.”


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.
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 12:1-3 (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.
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.


1. Write in your journal.

What do this week’s words mean to you? How have you seen the Lord moving through them in your own life? What songs of praise can you sing to the Lord for what he’s done?

2. Review all the verses in Scripture Typer.


* Take it personally.

For the words to take root, view them as personal. Consciously think about how they not only applied to their original audience, but also how they can apply to you. The more connections you make with your own life, the better.


It’s easy to get in the mindset that we are working the words. But in reality, it’s the Word working us.

While we struggle (and hopefully delight, too!) over each word, there’s a greater transformation happening that we can’t see.

The Lord is moving through our efforts, renewing our spirit to match his own Spirit.

That metamorphosis is not one we can force to happen, but we can lay ourselves open to it, inviting God in, to shift our hearts to receive more joy, more peace, more love.

Memorizing scripture is so much more than increasing vocabulary; it’s remodeling our hearts. 


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Is there a scripture that you take very personally? Please share in the comments.



6 thoughts on “Day 22: Take it personally {Tools for memorizing}

  1. Jerralea

    Yes! “He has done gloriously!” Right now, in the beauty of Autumn, it should be evident!

    I know your post is about memorization but I just had to comment on that scripture.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Aw, that’s sweet for letting me know that, Lyli. It’s been a fun month reading so many 31 Day posts, but you’re right that it doesn’t leave much time for commenting. 🙂

  2. David

    The taking it personally is definitely happening after I’ve learnt the scripture. I seem to be gathering a handful of verses that I use regularly (sometimes seemingly for no reason).

    I agree it can be a good learning and understanding aid too. I used to learn speeches from Shakespeare’s plays. I tried to put myself in the state of mind where those exact words would come naturally. That made me conscious of all kinds of things I hadn’t noticed about the text, like rhythm, when to breathe, how the ideas change and develop.

    I think this might work with some of the Psalms, and maybe with Jeremiah (which seems very personal).

    🙂 Love coming to vist your blog!

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Ah, this makes me smile, hearing the the Word is embedding down deep in you and exhaling out in ways expected and unexpected. I’m impressed by the technique you mention, mentally imaging the text in practical ways….I’ll have to try that!

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