Memory verses for trips (and free printable)

Before you hit the road this summer, take these easy steps to make your trip more meaningful.

Through the intentional use of memory verses, you can discover God’s love in new ways everywhere you go.

1. Choose the right verse
Set yourself up for success—pick an easy one. Either concentrate on one you’re already learning, or pick a fresh one specifically for your trip [see suggestions here]. A mission trip might need a different scripture than a visit to Grandma’s.

The family might learn one verse together, or each member learn a separate verse.

2. Gather your supplies
Write out your verse on sticky notes ahead of time to place on the hotel fridge or the ice chest in your tent. Bring a pack of 4×6 cards and markers for your kids (and you!) to write out the verse or sketch a picture of it during travel time. Consider bringing a simple rewards chart with stickers for once-a-day (or every other day?) recitations.

3. Get creative
Take one picture a day where you see this verse in action—maybe in a colorful wildflower or a child’s toe dipping in the ocean. Collect physical mementos that remind you of the verse. Draw a picture; write a song; compose a poem.

Proactively make tangible connections between the truths in the verse and the God all around you.

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Have you ever memorized on the road?
What theme scripture might describe your summer?
Is there a verse you’re learning right now?

8 thoughts on “Memory verses for trips (and free printable)

  1. Dianna

    GREAT ideas, Lisa! I’m looking forward to a day trip the week Josh is here so I’m going to give a couple of these ideas a try…and I’ll let you know the rewards I received from it. 😉

    1. Lisa notes...

      I took pictures when I was at the beach this spring learning Psalm 71, and it sure made those verses more memorable. Now everytime I hear this verse, I think of God at the beach. 🙂
      Psa 71:19 “Your righteousness, O God, reaches the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like you?”

  2. Debbie

    Lisa, I wanted to say how much I love your new look and design. I hope to move to WordPress one soon too. I like the clean look with the white space. And having your connect buttons on the top is great. I also appreciate the top up button. So often it takes so much time to scroll back up. I know ..getting lazy. 🙂

    Blessings and love,

    1. Lisa notes...

      Thanks so much, Debbie. I’d been thinking about doing it for awhile, but finally bit the bullet and made the change. There’s still lots of things I need to learn, but at least the move is made; now I can slowly unpack boxes. 🙂

      I love that up button too–life is too short for us to waste time having to scroll. ha. I wish you success if/when you change over too!

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