Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Memory Verse Day

It is time for the second verse of the month for January 2009 in the Bible Verse Memory initiative. As part of the process there was a video posted on the Living Proof Ministries blog with some tips of how to memorize verses. I really enjoyed the tips, which are remembered with the acrostic: RENEW. It stands for:

R: READ IT:
obvious...read it over and over and over.

E: EXAMINE IT:
look for language (first person, etc) patterns in the words,
etc that might help with remembering it.

N: NEED IT:
This was a very big one.
She advised to not memorize scripture that your husband (ha ha!) or friend needs...or a "lofty" verse that will "sound good to memorize"
choose one that YOU PERSONALLY NEED
so your motivations are true and it will be easier to memorize.

E: ECHO IT:
Use echoing to memorize...
say bits and parts of it over and over as an echo to help you memorize.

W: WIELD IT:
Use the sword of the spirit...you have it now, so use it to build
your faith and in your day to day life.


I have successfully memorized my verse for the 1-15th, but not so good on the reference. I have to keep working on that one for now. My next verse for the 15th-30th is:

Mark 11:24

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer,

believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

2 comments:

Kelsey and Travis said...

Memorizing scripture has such amazing rewards. I had a particular topic that I searched out verses about and then felt that if I was really going to apply these verses to my life I should know them by heart and it has proved to be so helpful. Good luck memorizing and thanks for posting the cool tip.

andysbethy said...

I like the new verse. I have to keep my fridge clear (which is really frustrating) but I will find a new place to put this one, and try to join you in the memorizing.
I am really bad about references too! I often catch myself saying "somewhere in the bible it says..."