heart hiding {Scripture Memorization}


2016 Update:  The passage for 2016 is 2 Corinthians 11-13, continuing from 2015 and 2014.  Numbering of posts will continue in the fashion of 2015, the weeks designated by the year/the week number, hence the first week, scheduled for January 24, 2016, is Post Title {heart hiding 16/1}.

To find pdfs for 2016 please see the 12.20.2015 and 12.27.2015 heart hiding {Scripture Memorization} posts.  For the 2016 Heart Hiding {overview} please see the 1.10.2016 post.  For Heart Hiding {tips & helps}  please see the 1.17.2016 post (reposted from 1.18.2015).

NEW!  There are fewer verses in these three chapters, therefore they are spread out a bit, with much more opportunity for review.  The review weeks come every five weeks, with many review weeks at the end of the year, lest we become discouraged 🙂

Rather than add to the busy-ness of the new year, the Scripture memorization posts begin later in the month.  This gives the memorizer time to review previous verses, catch up, and/or prepare to get started on this year’s passage.

If you are interested in memorizing, but have questions or need help getting started, please use the Contact form.

I encourage you to begin memorizing God’s Word.  If anyone had told me before I started that I would be able to retain what I have, I would have laughed at them!  But God is gracious in blessing His children, and giving fruit.  The blessing is not only in the recitation, but in the learning.  The process of memorizing is also one of imparting understanding of the passage in context.  Please allow yourself to be blessed by God in this way!

2015 Update:  The passage for 2015 is 2 Corinthians 6-10.  To distinguish from week 1 of 2014, the weeks are designated by the year/the week number, hence 15 (2015)/1 (1st week).

Four years ago I was encouraged to begin memorizing whole books of the Bible, whereas before I was not memorizing it at all, or hadn’t for quite some time. I began with the book of Colossians.  Two verses a day.  The idea came from Ann Voskamp’s website A Holy Experience, memorizing Colossians in a year.  I adapted her idea using a pocket calendar, and off I went.  God blessed my effort.

In 2013 I was introduced to Scripture Typer (I do not remember by whom).  It is a totally free program, where you can memorize by typing the verses (or books) of your choosing at your own pace.  Scripture Typer will time you and alert you when you make a mistake.  It also reminds you when it is time to review the verses you have learned.

I highly recommend Scripture Typer.  I am not being paid to say so.  My ability to memorize has vastly increased with the use of Scripture Typer.  I not only have what I am currently working on, but also books and passages which I have memorized in the past.

I love the way I can separate verses or put them together in groups of my choosing.  I work on the group of two (or three) verses until I get it correct seven times before adding it to the passage already learned.  The user gets to choose how they wish to group them.  Groups can be changed at any time.  It’s a great way to keep reviewing.

In 2014 the post title heart hiding {Scripture Memorization} was born.  Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, it was forgotten (my face is red).  I started out the year by posting the verses for the week.  When I became involved in reviewing past books more than learning new verses, I stopped posting.

The passage for 2014 is 2 Corinthians 1-5.      Here’s what I propose to do.  List the weeks that have been posted here, and gradually add the rest, or at least some of the rest, by the end of the year.  The week won’t correspond with the week of the year, but at least we’ll be making progress.

Here’s a link to the Archives for ‘heart hiding’.  Here are the individual posts so far:

  1. Snow Playing and Heart Hiding {week 1}
  2. God of All Comfort and Heart Hiding {week 2}
  3. Sufferings, Consolation and Heart Hiding {week 3}
  4. Trusting in God and Heart Hiding {week 4}
  5. Our Great Deliverer and Heart Hiding {week 5}
  6. Godly Sincerity and Heart Hiding {week 6}
  7. #7-10 are in week 10
  8. The Promises of God and Heart Hiding {week 10}
  9. Sealed by God and Heart Hiding {week 11}
  10. Helpers of Your Joy and Heart Hiding {week 12}
  11. Thoughts on Prayer and Heart Hiding {week 13]
  12. If I Make You Sorry and Heart Hiding {week 14}
  13. Rejoicing and Heart Hiding {week 15}
  14. Overmuch Sorrow and Heart Hiding {week 16}
  15. Proof and Heart Hiding {weeks 17 & 18}
  16. Forgiveness and Heart Hiding {week 19}
  17. An Open Door and Heart Hiding {week 20}
  18. A Sweet Savour and Heart Hiding {week 21}
  19. Godly Sincerity and Heart Hiding {weeks 22 & 23}
  20. Letters of Commendation and Heart Hiding {week 24}
  21. Self-Sufficiency and Heart Hiding {week 25}
  22. Exceeding in Glory and Heart Hiding {week 26}
  23. Excellent Glory and Heart Hiding {week 27}
  24. Plain Speech and Heart Hiding {week 28}
  25. The Veil and Heart Hiding {week 29}
  26. The Spirit of the Lord and Heart Hiding {weeks 30 & 31}
  27. True Worship and Heart Hiding {week 32}
  28. The Glorious Gospel and Heart Hiding {week 33}
  29. Treasure in Earthen Vessels and Heart Hiding {week 34}
  30. Persecution and Heart Hiding {week 35}
  31. Manifesting Jesus and Heart Hiding {week 36}
  32. The Spirit of Faith and Heart Hiding {week 37}
  33. Abundant Grace and Heart Hiding {week 38}
  34. Light Affliction and Heart Hiding {weeks 39 & 40}
  35. An House Not Made With Hands and Heart Hiding {week 41}
  36. Being Clothed Upon and Heart Hiding {week 42}
  37. Faith Walk and Heart Hiding {week 43}
  38. Immortality and Heart Hiding {week 44}
  39. The Judgment Seat of Christ and Heart Hiding {week 45}
  40. Glory in Appearance and Heart Hiding {week 46}
  41. Live For Christ and Heart Hiding {week 47}
  42. A New Creature and Heart Hiding {week 48}
  43. Reconciliation and Heart Hiding {week 49}
  44. Christ Made Sin For Us {week 50}

 

May God bless you in your endeavors to hide His Word in your heart!

What tips for memorizing would you share with readers?

How has God blessed you in memorizing His Word?

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10 thoughts on “heart hiding {Scripture Memorization}

  1. ydoctor2015 says:

    Thank you for the explanation of how your scripture memorization journey began. i will try out your links above. Thank you so much for this needed ministry to lead the body of Christ back into His word.

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  2. pruningthetwig says:

    Memorizing scripture has been on my mind and heart for quite some time now but unfortunately had been lacking discipline in this area! Thank u for this Joyce! This is a good reminder!!! 🙂

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    • thesilverofhisfining says:

      You’re quite welcome, and thank you for your honesty. Once you get started the blessings outweigh the lack of discipline which we all have 🙂

      Thank you for your encouragement, and do stop by any time, Stephanie! ~Joyce

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