Friday, May 15, 2020

6 Steps To Memorize Long Passages

Is memorizing verses something that you would like to do but nothing seems to work? You feel lost. Nothing sticks for you. You lose interest and then give up. Try to memorize a longer passage of verses.










I have picked out Psalm 121. It is 8 verses total. I have broken it down in to two verse chunks for each week. This means, we will be working on memorizing Psalm 121 for 4 weeks. So far, we have worked on Psalm 121:1-2, Psalm 121:3-4, Psalm 121:5-6 and now we are moving on to Psalm 121:7-8.





Ready?






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How To Memorize Long Passages





Step 1 ~  Read through all of Psalm 121, out loud, at least one time every day.






Psalm 121 NIV 





I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord , the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.






Step 2 ~  Write out (yes, pen and paper) Psalm 121:7-8 . You will write out these verses at least 5 times every day throughout the week.










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How To Memorize Long Passages





Step 3 ~  Write out Psalm 121:7-8 on an index card.






Step 4 ~  As you do random activities, during your day, try to recall Psalm 121:7-8, from memory.





~~  What do I mean by random activities? Like, for instance, the many times that you wash your hands, while you are putting on your makeup, etc. Random activities are things that keep your hands occupied, but your mind is free to recall things like verses.
~~  If you have trouble remembering something, glance at your index card.










Step 5 ~  When you have spent time with these verses and you start to feel comfortable with them, try to incorporate them into your prayers.










~~  How do you incorporate Psalm 121:7-8 into a prayer?





Prayer: 





Dear Father, 





Thank you for always being with me. You promise to keep me from harm. You promise to watch over my life. You promise to watch over my coming and going both now and forevermore. Father, I am claiming these promises. Thank you for all that you do. In Jesus' name, Amen.





Psalm 121:7-8 NIV 





The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.





Step 6 ~  Now that you are comfortable with these verses, spend time recalling the first 6 verses plus these verses. Spend the next week recalling all 8 of these verses to make sure they stick. Then, pick out a day of the week to have as your recall day for all 8 of these verses.





~~  If you have trouble remembering something, glance at your index cards.




You have just spent the time necessary to memorize a chapter of the Bible.
Congratulations!




So, what is next for you?




You can memorize Psalm 1, Psalm 4, Psalm 23, Psalm 27, Psalm 91, Philippians 2:1-18.



Hopefully, those are enough to whet your appetite.














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Is memorizing verses something that you would like to do but nothing seems to work?
You feel lost. Nothing sticks for you. You lose interest and then give up.
Have you tried to memorize longer passages of verses?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.































Ps. I am attaching the next Bible Reading/Writing plan. It is called Meditate on God's Word.  Enjoy :) .







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