Last week I shared a video in which I recited a chapter from the Book of James. It’s only by God’s grace that I have it tucked away in my heart. I only shared that to encourage others that if I can memorize the Bible, so can you. At nearly 60, and with a poor memory, it truly doesn’t come natural. But it is important to me, so I work at it – not even as faithfully as I should, but I am striving to learn more verses each year. Please don’t be amazed – it’s not me. It’s the Lord Who has helped me.
Today, I’m sharing with you the method I use to memorize Bible verses. I pray it will help you and encourage you to begin working on at least one verse. That’s where it starts! You can find that video here, and the previous video here. You can also watch it below.
Don’t be defeated in this discipline, friends. Start with one verse and then add to that. You can do all things through Christ who will strengthen you! Philippians 4:13
What are you memorizing? I’d love to hear!
As I continue to celebrate the 10th anniversary of RefreshHer this week, I had to stop and share a brief video, because out of my blog came the opportunity to add videos on You Tube. This is an arm off of my site here, that holds the same desire – the refresh the hearts of women. I never set out to begin a You Tube Channel, but it just sort of evolved out of the desire to speak to women on the same platform as my blog, but in a little more personal way.
Today’s video is a challenge to memorize Scripture. I’ve by no means gotten it down pat! I stumble and falter (as you’ll witness on the video!), but the important fact is that I’m getting His Word in my heart. I share this today, not to boast, but to gently nudge each of you to find a passage of Scripture that you could memorize.
There are no secrets to memorizing – it’s just hard work and a heart to do it. However, we do have the help of the Author! God Himself will enable you and me to remember His Word as we ask for wisdom to do so (James 1:5).
Go here to see the video. You can also search my name, Denise Cunningham and you’ll find the thumbnail above. I pray it will encourage you to keep on memorizing, if you’re working on Scripture memory, or to get started if you’ve been hesitant to begin. It’s a wonderful blessing that you will surely treasure!
Are you memorizing Scripture? What are you working on?
Do you struggle? Start with ONE verse and write it on a card. Get the understanding of the verse in your heart. Pray that verse back to God. Take that card with you everywhere. Put it in your pocket. Put it in front of you when you’re working. Keep saying it over and over until you get it mastered…it make take days or weeks. Just keep at it. That verse will become your dearest friend.
Refresh yourself with Scripture!