This is a guest post by my friend and cousin, Zachary Pierpont, who blogs over at zacharypierpont.wordpress.com, where this article was originally posted.
You’ve probably considered memorizing before, and maybe you’ve tried, many times you’ve probably given up either because you lost patience, or you weren’t interested in what you were memorizing.
Maybe you wish you were like some people who can memorize a chapter in a week. You probably wish you could at least do a verse in a week. It’s really not that difficult. You simply need to find a plan, and stick to it.
Here are five tips to help you memorize a verse.
Tip #1 Write it down Several Times
When you begin memorizing a verse, the very first thing you should do is grab a pen and a piece of paper and write it down until your hand cramps up, (or until you fill the paper.)
Tip #2 Stay consistent
I’m sure I’ve probably said this in another post, but consistency is the key to memorization. In order for us to memorize a verse effectively, we must stay consistent daily working as we memorize a verse.
Tip #3 Post The Verse Somewhere Nearby
Post the verse on the wall or put it somewhere where you’ll see it often. When you see it, read the verse out loud a few times. Soon you will be able to say it without looking. Also, write it out on a marker board, a chalk board, or just something you can erase. Every time you read the verse erase one word. Pretty soon it’ll be gone and you’ll still be able to say the verse quite easily.
Tip #4 Think About The Meaning Of The Verse
Don’t just memorize a verse, but figure out what it means. Take some time when you memorize a verse to think about it. Think and pray about things that the verse applies to in your life. And how it can help you in your walk with Christ.
Tip #5 Refresh Your Memory
Often times it’s easy for us to memorize a verse and keep it in our memory for years. But also there are some verses we just can’t keep track of. When you do have a verse that you’re struggling to remember a long time later, than it’s probably time to start the process over again. So go ahead and begin memorizing it over again.
Thanks for reading! I enjoy writing and I have a blog where I post many posts like this and other posts about God and living the christian life. If you’d like to check out my blog you can view it by clicking here. Or you can search for me at zacharypierpont.wordpress.com
Thanks for letting me post this here, Zach! You are a huge blessing and encouragement to me!