Do you have trouble with Scripture memorization?
If so, you’re not alone.
I didn’t become a Christian until I was 30 years old, so I have a lot of catching up to do. I was raised in another faith and, unfortunately, never exposed to the Bible as a child. As a result, scripture memorization has been most challenging. However, I’ve discovered some new tips and a Scripture memory system that I think are fantastic and I hope are helpful to you as well.
You may remember that back in November of last year, I posted about a Bible memory website called Scripture Typer. It does work. If you love electronic devices, then this website could be a good choice for you.You can save your favorite verses, test yourself as you learn, and have access to the verses with just a few clicks of the keyboard or mouse.
Not everyone likes to use a device though, so there are alternative Scripture memorization systems that may be a lot simpler and more personal.
First, my journey to finding the right system.
Here’s what didn’t work for me:
- File cards. I bought some file cards and wrote down all of my favorite verses. It worked for about a week and then they ended up strewn in a drawer.
- File folders. Inspired by a Bible study at church, I created file folders then separated them by categories, such as “Apologetics Info” and so on. Some people successfully use this method. For me, the file folders were a big fail. Too easy to forget about looking in the file box over there in the corner of my office.
- Sticky Notes. I never realized the clutter this could cause until I got well into it. I posted Bible verses on sticky notes and then attached them to my computer. The problem was the sticky notes take up a lot of room on my computer screen. I was constantly having to move them around to do some work.
What to do, what to do.
There are some great Bible memory apps for your cell phone. These are handy for quick reminders of your favorite verses. Here are a couple of options for your consideration:
– Bible Trivia
The cell phone app idea is not without its problems. Most of us always have our cell phones at work or in our cars. We don’t need distractions (even if it’s for a good cause) when we should be focusing on work projects or driving somewhere.
Everything Old Becomes New Again
The good news is that I found a very creative idea for memorizing Scripture while searching on YouTube yesterday.
It’s a simple DIY project you can design yourself and you can be as creative as you want.
The video for you below.
This is a neat system which uses file cards and an index card box.
I think this is a really simple method for anyone who would prefer not to use a computer, Kindle, or phone for memorizing Bible verses.
Check out this video from AtHomeWithNikki and look how beautiful your new file box of verses can become. I really like this!!!
I love that!
Nikki references the originator of the project, Charlotte Mason, so I wanted to provide her website information for you as well.
Happy memorizing and God Bless!