Day 9: Share it with others {Tools for memorizing}

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TO MEMORIZE

Repeat 3-5 times, twice a day.

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)

Say your verse looking only at 1st letters, twice a day.

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.”
Isaiah 12:1 (ESV)

TO DO

1. Share it.

The words you’re learning aren’t just for you. Let them minister to others as well. When something is on your mind this much, be aware of opportunities God gives you to spread it around.

How? Here are a few ways. 

  • In personal conversation. Directly or indirectly, share with someone in conversation the lessons you’re learning from your verse.
  • In prayer. When you’re praying with or for your loved ones and community, scripture is a great way to speak truth over their lives and situations.
  • On social media. Post an Instagram photo of your verse. Start a Pinterest board. Write about it on your blog. Send out a tweet. Make a Facebook status about it.

2. Practice in Scripture Typer.

Friday is usually the last day of the week that I use Scripture Typer (I take the weekends off). Give your best today on the Memorize It step.

TODAY’S TIP

* Be creative.

Actively seek to express the message of your verse in ways other than just words. God is the master of Creativity, so let him work through you outside the box.

  • If you’re a photographer, look for photo ops through the week that show you the verse.
  • If you’re a musician, create a song expressing the intent of the message.
  • If you love to decorate, organize a corner of a room as a place to meditate on God and set up items that remind you of God’s presence.

FINAL WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT

None of the time you spend in the spiritual discipline of scripture memory will be wasted. Maybe you won’t see the fruit of it in “exact recitations,” but that’s not the goal anyway. God is embedding his truth in you in ways that may or may not be visible to you now, or may not be for years to come.

But trust that he is at work. And that his work is always effective, always good, always loving.

LINKS

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What are some ways you like to share scripture with others? Please share in the comments.

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3 thoughts on “Day 9: Share it with others {Tools for memorizing}

  1. blankBeverley

    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.
    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.
    With joy, you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

    The first three verses now flow with me, but haven’t got the last three yet, but no worries plenty of time. With me, once i get the first word right, the verse follows and the joining words such as ‘and’ ‘will’, etc escape me too. Thanks for all the helpful ideas, I may try some myself, but have found scripture typer useful so far. Yes, I have read all your posts on the subject, but I thought one reply would be sufficient. And punctuation???? who needs it 🙂

    1. blankLisaNotes Post author

      Wow! You’re doing great, Beverley! Ahead of the game. Getting that first word is sometimes the hardest for me. There have been chapters that I try to memorize the first word of each verse just so I can keep from getting lost in what comes next.

      Those little words trip me up, too. But hey, if we’re getting the main message, that’s okay. I’m with you on punctuation; I turn it off in Scripture Typer and just concentrate on the words without it. 🙂

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