Saturday, December 3, 2011

Tips for Memorization

~Photo courtesy of Microsoft Office Clip art~

We are told to hide God's word in our heart. Kind David said, "Your word I have hidden in mine heart that I might not sin against you." Sometimes it is hard to know what is the best method of memorization. Below are some tips on memorization that I have found helpful -

*Before you start the actually memorizing the passage you have picked out I find it helpful to read the passage several times to understand what it is saying. 

*After reading it several times I like to write it out a couple times.

*Now I start memorizing the passage by working on it phrase by phrase.

*If you are planning to memorize a chapter or even book of the Bible and plan to do it over several months I have found it helpful just to read the chapter or book, out loud, three times a day.

*Reading the passage out loud right before you go to sleep really helps, and just listening to the passage read while you are laying in bed is also really helpful.

*After you have memorized a passage make sure it review it very often. If you do not you will soon lose it (That has happened to me several times). I have found an free, online site that is really helpful. It is called Memverse.

May you strive to hide God's Word in your heart!

Check back next Saturday for the giveaway that I will be holding related to Memorization!


Abby said...

Thank you for the tips Carissa!
I really have to start memorizing more verses!

Natalia said...

So, I read your comment. Great job to you and your siblings! You all did so well. I don't know if I'm going to do the Bible Bee again. It can get so hectic sometimes (especially with keeping up on sword study!), and I might take a little break next summer. After three years of it, it just gets intense. Of course, I still want to be memorizing, but maybe not on that scale. But we'll see. :)