Wednesday, April 13, 2011
If you read Part One of Mallory's story yesterday, then you probably want to know the HOW behind her success in memorizing large portions of Scripture.
"Generally when I memorize a book or lengthy passage," she explains, "I read through it entirely, several times, just to know where I'm headed. Then I will take it by chapters, or break it down into the sections as it is divided in the Bible version that I'm using. Then I will take a verse, say it in my head several times, and just begin adding those memorized verses together."
The Word of Promise: Complete Audio Bible. (I recently purchased The Word of Promise New Testament MP3 Audio Bible, and taking a cue from Mallory, I've been listening to Ephesians while I walk on the treadmill!) "When I'm memorizing as I walk, I'm constantly hitting stop, repeating it, and then hitting play." Here's a few more ideas:
Typing. When you type out verses you are attempting to memorize, you are engaging both visual and kinesthetic aspects of learning. So you are seeing it, and you are being active in the motion of striking the computer keys.
Write on a dry erase board. Use a dry erase board to write a passage, then have someone go through it erasing various words. Go back through the verse inserting the missing words.
Cards. Flash cards are great for memorizing one verse at a time or shorter passages of Scripture.
How are you doing when it comes to the discipline of Scripture memorization? Mallory inspires me to return to this practice and pursue it with greater diligence. I hope meeting her has done the same for you! Got any memory tips you'd like to share? I'd love to learn from you!
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