Have you ever wanted to encourage your children to memorize more Scripture? Or maybe there is someone else that would like to memorize more themselves, but it's just more difficult.
I have recently discovered a way to help others memorize Scripture. And honestly, we came about it all unknowingly. It just happened...
I am embarking on a challenge I have never done before. I am attempting to memorize a huge chunk of Scripture. Bigger than I've ever attempted before.
I am fully aware that without the help of and supernatural intervening of the Holy Spirit, I will not be able to accomplish this challenge. And so I have been praying! And then praying some more. I also recognize that just praying for His help will not be enough. It will require determination, hard work, time commitment and perseverance.
Now here's the "surprise", "wow", and "ah ha" moment all wrapped in one.
My daughter has become my biggest companion on this journey. She is the one that checks me multiple times a day/week. The beauty in this?... She has mostly memorized the first 8 verses of the selection I am memorizing just by listening to me.
In order to help others memorize (without them even knowing it), start working on something yourself. Something that will allow for repetition, review, and more repetition. Ask that person to help you in the process.
Each time you say it they will be looking at it, listening to it, and even saying it as they correct whatever mistakes you may have made. Oh yeah, and in the process... they will be learning and memorizing it for themselves.
I wonder how much my daughter will have learned by the time I get to my goal? It excites me just to think of it...
What about you?
Have you found ways to help others memorize with little to no effort on their part?
What are you memorizing? It doesn't have to start with something large. Just start with one verse at a time. Guess what I'm finding? Even the big sections happen... one verse at a time!
And if you aren't memorizing, what's holding you back?...