I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand, which is the distinguishing mark in all my letters. This is how I write. -2 Thessalonians 3:17
“..building a link between the spatial part of our brain that we need to use in order to make marks on paper that make sense (that is, to write) and the verbal part of our brain that we need to compose meaningful utterances to supply our writing hand with, we strengthen the process by which important information is stored in our memory.” (article here)
There is just something special about writing out what you are memorizing. It makes you slow down to the speed of your handwriting, so you think more about what it says. One of my nicknames at camp was “Scribe!” (said scornfully, cause I would write down all the goofy things that people would say) but if you think about it.. the Bible wasn’t always cold printed ink. And it is always more than just words on thin sterile paper. It is living and active (Heb. 4:12).
Part of why I chose this particular 31-Day challenge was to memorize First Peter chapter one. But the main reason was to get closer to God’s Word, and being able to write it out myself like this helps make it more personal.
This post is part of a series. (Thanks for stopping by!) If you’d like, you can read the other days here. Over 700 amazing people are also taking this 31-Day challenge, with a huge variety of topics, you can browse them here.