Posted by: pollyw | December 8, 2020

Want to memorize Scripture?

Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. Jeremiah 17:7

This verse is posted up in my kitchen. Literally…it is hanging on a post/column in my kitchen. I look at it a lot during stressful and uncertain times. I read it and pray it back to the Lord. I remind myself that God has uncertain situations in His hands and I can trust in Him and have confidence in Him while I am going through a difficult time. If I don’t feel confidence in Him for a situation because everything seems too intense, I ask Him to give me confidence in Him and help me trust in Him. This is a really nice verse to have memorized because it can be prayed back to Him no matter how we are feeling – brave or scared.

I was inspired with a Scripture memory technique the other day when a friend showed me the “first letter” memorization technique to help recall verses you are trying to memorize. I like the first letter technique, where you put all of the first letters of the words in the verse onto a paper to help give you a bit of a memory boost while you are memorizing Scripture. Throughout the day, you can look back at the memory helper to see a hint for the next word. I found myself a bit lost with only the first letters — I needed to have a bit more of a boost. So, I took this verse and added in words to go with the first letters to help me memorize this verse.

Take a picture, screenshot, or print out the verse reminder I posted above and see if you can get this verse stored away in your brain this week. To get it into your heart, pray it back to God a few times this week when you are facing uncertain or difficult circumstances.

After you learn this verse, you can try this with a Bible verse you really lean on. Write down the first letters of each of the words in the verse. It will look unrecognizable at first. Then, choose a few words from the verse that you want to spell out in full. Just a few, maybe three or four. I wrote them in column form just to separate out the words from the first letters of other words. Put it in your phone, on your computer, or just on a piece of paper taped to your microwave. Basically, put it anywhere that you will see it often throughout the day.

In the comments, you can tell me how it goes and what God does with this verse in your life over the next few days. I’d love to hear if this helps you get His Word into your heart and mind.

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