I almost hate to write this post. I don’t want anyone to think that I’m writing as an expert on how to memorize Bible verses. But several people have asked about my Scripture memory box so I thought I’d share it with you here.
I really want you to know that memorizing is about the hardest thing for me to do! I’m not good at it and I don’t like it. For years I used those as excuses for not memorizing Scripture. Last year I was convicted that I needed to stop making excuses and just do it.
In the past I’ve memorized verses on sticky notes or index cards and that would work pretty good. Our church memorizes one verse a month together. Each month last year I memorized the verse, would go on to the next verse, and several months later I would have forgotten the verse from the first month. I needed some way to review.
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I found this method on a homeschool blog. Yes, it’s for kids. But since most kids memorize better than I do I thought I’d adjust it for me.
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Let’s start with the cards. I write the complete verse and reference on the lined side of the 3″ x 5″ index card. On the blank side I write the reference in the middle of the card. When I started, that’s all I would write on that side.
But sometimes I needed a little extra clue. So I started writing in the top left corner when and why I memorized this verse. Some are from our Homemakers class, some are our monthly church verses (NCC), and yes, I even went back to the verses I memorized when I first became a Christian. (And it’s amazing that I can often remember those better than the newer ones!)
See the first word on the bottom left of the card above? Sometimes just having that first word is all I need to remember. I write it small in the bottom corner so I can cover the word when I’m holding my card and only uncover it if I’m having trouble. See the photo below.
Now that I have my cards I needed a way to review them. After you get a stack it takes a while to go through them, plus I don’t really need to go over the ones I already know every single day.
I flipped my index card tabs over and wrote the following titles on the tabs: Daily, Odd, Even, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, then the numbers 1-31.
When I start memorizing a new verse it goes behind the Daily tab. Every morning I pull out all the cards behind this tab and go over them. On odd days I move on to the Odd tab next. On even days I do the Even tab. Then I pull out the cards behind the day of the week tab.
As I memorize verses they move from Daily to Odd or Even, then to a day of the week where they’ll be reviewed once a week. Eventually they’ll move to a day of the month and I’ll just review them once a month.
Thanks for reading! If you’ve enjoyed reading about my Scripture memory box you may like these posts, too:
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- Trust in the Lord | Psalm 3:5 Printable
- My Anchor Holds | Hebrews 6:19 Printable
If you want to read more about Scripture memory, try these books:
- A Call to Scripture Memory, Susan Heck ( I recently bought this short book and it’s on my reading list. I’ll write a review after reading it.)
- The Well-versed Family: Raising Kids of Faith Through Scripture Memory
- How to Memorize the Bible Fast and Easy (99c on Kindle!)
- 88 Verses Every Christian Should Know (99c on Kindle!)
- Topical Memory System
Leave a comment and let me know if you use a Scripture memory box or another method for memorizing.
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim