2016 Heart Hiding {tips & helps}


This is a repost from 2015.

What method do you use for Scripture Memorization?  Or are you just beginning to memorize the Bible?

Heart Hiding is a year long series of weekly posts of encouragement to consistently memorize God’s Word.  Perhaps you have suggestions or questions about memorizing Scripture.

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Has memorizing Scripture been a lifelong habit for you?  It hasn’t for me.  There were times when I memorized individual verses or whole chapters, but they were sporadic.  I began memorizing my first whole book of the Bible when I was in my fifties.  If I can do it, so can you.

My favorite way to memorize is with Scripture Typer.  If you type, I think you will enjoy it too.  Here are some tips for using Scripture Typer:

  • It takes time to get used to using something new; begin by practicing on verses you already know.  This will help you to be at ease with the typing.
  • Once you have an established time (words-per-minute), try and end all of your passages near to your established time.  You can set it without a timer, but the time limit keeps you on your toes.  If you type something faster, it will move the set time up, giving you less time.  This can be frustrating with long passages.
  • When adding new chapters to My Verses, add the specific verse groups for memorizing, as well as the longer portions for review.  For example, After 2Cor. 6:1-2 and 2Cor. 6:3-5, add 2Cor. 6:1-5.  And after 2Cor. 6:6-8, add 2Cor. 6:1-8, and so forth.
  • Choose a number of times to review your current verses, until you feel confident that you know them.  Review verses at least 5-7 times before moving on to the next set.
  • Each time you memorize the next set of verses, move on to the review set, deleting the previous set of verses.  For example, you have memorized 2Cor. 6:1-2 and 2Cor. 6:3-5, reviewing them at least (my number) 7 times.  Move on to 2Cor. 6:1-5, and delete 2Cor. 6:1-2 and 2Cor. 6:3-5.
  • Use your paper copy to sign off on verses, using the date when you are confident you know them.  This will help you to keep going when discouragement sets in.  By looking at what you have already done, it is easier to work toward your goal.

 May God bless you as you hide His Word in your heart!

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