Hide His Word

“I have hidden your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:11

When I was in high school and college, I loved to memorize Scripture. It was practically a hobby, I did it so much. I put index cards up in my room and in the car and would give myself pop quizzes regularly. I loved being able to call a verse to mind at just the right time of need. Over the years, however, I let this discipline all but disappear from my life, and I have really wanted to change that. I was talking to two friends recently about my lack of discipline in general but also the desire I had to begin intentionally memorizing more Scripture, and one of them shared what I have decided is the best trick ever. Are you ready for it? Here’s a hint:

My current passages: Micah 7:7-8 and Romans 12:1-2

That’s right, just put the verses you want to memorize in a Ziploc bag, and you’re good to go!

Okay, so there’s a little more to it than that. 🙂 The key is to take the Ziploc bag and tape it up on the wall of your shower. Then every morning when you are doing something you have to do anyway, you can review the verses. I was able to memorize 4 different Scripture passages last month, and I haven’t done that in a long time. I am loving this new “system” and will definitely keep doing it. When I have memorized my verses for the week, I transfer those cards to the bathroom mirror and put new ones in their place. That way I can review the older verses while I am putting on my makeup or brushing my teeth and learn the newer ones while I am in the shower.  I am so thankful to my friend Kim for sharing this trick with me. I wish I had thought of it myself. 😉

Do you have any tried-and-true Scripture memory tricks?

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