Saturday, January 16, 2016

How to Memorize Scripture




Memorize Scripture

You will find great comfort, encouragement, and help in times of trouble if you will memorize some Scripture verses. The Bible says, “Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful” (Joshua 1:8).  Here are some great scriptures for you to start memorizing this next week. Here are some great scriptures for you to start memorizing this next week.

Day #1: John 3:16
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Day #2: 1 John 1:9
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

Day #3: James 4:7
“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

Day #4: Acts 1:8
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Day #5: John 14:21
“Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.”

Day #6: 1 John 5:14-15
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have what we asked of him.”

Day #7: Mark 11:24
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” 

Do you find it difficult to memorize Bible verses? Here are some tips which will help you.

1. Say the verse out loud.
According to Romans 10:17,  “faith comes from hearing.” As you repeat the scripture loud enough for you to hear it with your ears, it will build your faith and it will become easier for you to remember.

2. Say the verse one phrase at a time.
If you feel the verse is too long to memorize, repeat  it one phrase at a time until you have the whole verse.
           
3. Say the verse over and over again.
Joshua 1:8 tells us to meditate on Scripture. The word “meditate” means “to chew on.” Just like a cow chews its food repeatedly, we need to mentally chew on the truth of God’s Word. Repetition will firmly cement the verse in your spirit and it will begin to change your life. 

4. Confess God’s word over your life.

Your life will be raised or lowered to the level of your confession. The words you speak with  your mouth reveal the condition of your heart, “Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned” (Matthew 12:34-37). Confession of God’s promises brings possession of God’s promises. The words you speak will either help you or hinder you. “The tongue has the power of life and death” (Proverbs 18:21). 
This is an excerpt from Daniel King's book, "Welcome to the Kingdom." Over 600,000 copies are in print. Get your copy by clicking HERE.