A couple years ago, I did a 31-day memory challenge. A chapter in a month. You can read about it here.
Circumstances that are oh-so-convenient:
- The Friday mornings, 6 a.m. memory group I have alluded to. Add this to my list of “things I said I’d never do” and also to the “things I’m 100% glad I did” list. The convenient thing is.. I hijacked the group. The first week I went, I mentioned something about how I wanted to memorize Romans 8. Several others chimed in, “I like Romans 8,” “I want to memorize Romans 8,” “I’m memorizing Romans 8 this summer with my mom” and next thing you know, the group has abandoned it’s previous verse plan and jumped on board with mine! Ah ha!
- I’ll hear it a zillion times this summer at camp, from the mouths of kiddos. It’s the chapter the campers will be memorizing/Bible Quizzing over this year. (Which is why I chose it in the first place.)
Memorization methods that are also convenient & basically easy:
- Reading the verses before I go to sleep at night. Really does cement them in my brain. (Click on the link to read a goofy car pun, a rambling story of sleep/memory, and some research on the topic.)
- Walking + quoting. Just like 15 minutes at a time. Makes a huge difference in how much gets into my memory.
- Using the audio Bible on my phone to listen or quote along with.
- Using this tool, seriously, i s w a t (it’s so wonderful and tremendous)!
- And, obviously, having that moment once a week where I either say some verses, or I don’t, in front of 6 other women holding coffee cups. Of course there is totally grace for if I don’t but that accountability is downright helpful.
And the easiest one, I haven’t gotten around to actually doing yet, but I will (maybe):
- Writing the verses down and taping them where I’ll see them often. That’s all. You must experience it to believe it.
I’m excited about this!! Summer is a good time in which to memorize something! Hint, hint! Maybe even a whole entire chapter, way more doable than it seems, I promise.