Day 23: Notice the light {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. Bless someone else.

The words we learn aren’t just for us; they’re for all. Find a way today to bless someone in your community with the beautiful truths you’re uncovering in your memory verses.

Whether it be in conversation or in writing or in prayer, send God’s love back into the world to bless others in the way he is blessing you. 

With this chapter, I’ve been sharing a picture on Instagram each week.


In our Hide His Word Facebook group, Marilyn shared this idea that I love:

“I have copied scriptures on my phone and printed a 4×6 photo at Walmart and this has helped me memorize. Then I always make extras to give away.”

2. Practice in Scripture Typer.

Tomorrow you’ll take a break, so give your all today to type in Scripture Typer all the verses you’ve learned so far. It shouldn’t take long to do.


* Use light as a prompt

Notice today where you see light coming in, and use that as a prompt to think about the light of God in your memory verse. An overhead light in your kitchen; a table lamp in your bedroom; the small bulb in the back of your refrigerator; the huge sun lighting up half the world at a time.

Just as there are many types of light, so there are many ways that God will use these words in your life to spotlight what you need to see and share.


Be patient if the truth of a passage is slow to sink in. Sometimes God turns the light on like the flip of a switch, but other times he lets it creep in slowly like the sunrise in the morning.

But both are lights that will illuminate our day. He will always give us the right amount of light we need to get through the day at hand.

Be grateful for the insights you are receiving, and look forward to the extra light he’ll continue to shine on your days in the future.


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What light are you seeing by right now? Please share in the comments.


6 thoughts on “Day 23: Notice the light {Tools for memorizing}

  1. Linda Stoll

    Good Morning, Lisa!

    I love this prompt about the light! I’ll be keeping that front and center.

    I might be done memorizing Isaiah 12 by the holidays! But I am enjoying the challenge and I’m grateful to you for doing this series. I never dreamed I’d memorize another chapter in the Bible at this age.

    You are a gentle, yet persistent coach! What a delightful combination!

    We’re in the final 31 Days stretch, girl! Yay! We’ve survived … and thrived, too!

    Weekend joys and a hug for you …

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Take as long as you need, Linda. Thankfully we have no deadlines on spending time with God. 🙂 Yes, we may just make this 31 Days after all. As of this moment, I’m thinking I won’t do it again next year though. ha. But there’s plenty of time to change my mind between now and October 2016. It’s best not to think of it yet anyway. 🙂

  2. floyd

    “Be patient if the truth of a passage is slow to sink in. Sometimes God turns the light on like the flip of a switch, but other times he lets it creep in slowly like the sunrise in the morning.”

    Those are wise words… sounds like something from a novel. That’s the kind of words that stick with me and the picture it paints in my mind is the trigger for me to remember. I might have to paraphrase… but I’ll remember.

  3. David

    That’s a very good idea to take an item from the scripture you’re learning and notice it in your life.

    btw even though this kind of exercise seems very narrow (reading blogs, learning texts). I am definitely noticing an effect on my ability to manage anger (even at myself), to consider people around me, to pull myself up. My motto at the moment is “to you I lift up my eyes” (from Psalm 123).

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Beautiful, David. Even narrow exercises can run deep, affecting seemingly unrelated areas of our lives. I love how God works in ways we don’t anticipate. We input; he takes care of output. “To you I lift up my eyes” – great motto that we’d all do well to take on.

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