The Strategic Homemaker

learning to follow the Father, care for the clan, and redeem the resources


In the Word: Memory Method

…Or how anyone can memorize a whole chapter from the Bible in a couple months.

We are told to memorize God’s Word. (For two examples, see Colossians 3:16, and Deuteronomy 6:4-9).

Sometimes this seems hard for us busy people to do. I was reminded of the importance of having God’s Word at the forefront of my mind every time I listened to Revive our Hearts podcasts, and I finally put a plan in place.

This white board is in our kitchen, about 5 feet from our front door, and it used to have random grocery list items and phone numbers on it. Now all of those go in my personal planner, and this whiteboard just has one thing: our memory verses. Currently, it looks like this:

Yes, this would look much cuter if it was a chalkboard, but the point is, those are the last three verses from Psalm 103, because we have already memorized the rest of Psalm 103 in the past several weeks!
All we do is this: every morning while we’re making breakfast, we say our verses. In the evening, when we’re making supper, we say our verses. While we’re eating lunch, PG and I will say our verses. (Well, she at least knows to look at the board.) Then after a week or a little longer, when TSH and I can say them without looking, we erase those and put the next three up. Occasionally we review all the verses leading up to the current ones. What I like about this method, is that the verses are just staring you in the face when you walk into the house. No need to go get your Bible several times a day to look them up. Just standing in the kitchen: Hey, why don’t we say our verses!?

Give it a try in your house and let me know what you memorize. What do you think TSH and I should memorize next?

P.S. Next week we will be having our first giveaway, and I am really, really excited about it, so be sure to check back in.