Many Christians struggle with memorizing scripture. So, is it really important to memorize verses? Scripture memory plays a vital role your spiritual growth as a Christian so YES, it does matter! The most creative way to memorize scripture is through hand writing.
When you commit God’s Word to memory, you are hiding God’s Word in your heart, SO THAT you will not sin against the Lord.
Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You. Psalm 119:11 (NKJV)
Memorizing scripture is important for spiritual growth
Scripture memorization is more than just a fun idea or something you did in Sunday school to win a tootsie roll. Remember Sunday school? Memorizing scripture felt like fun and games. However, you were really being trained to grow as a follower of Christ.
Writing the Bible on your heart
The most important reason you should have the scriptures written on your heart is so you can recall it quickly and recite the Bible. Creative application gives you a hands on way of expressing what you are learning in the Bible. One of my favorite hands on way of learning the Bible is through scripture writing!
Handwriting is also great exercise and helps to improve hand eye coordination.
Writing Scripture will help retain and recall information is backed up by scientific proof! Did you know that you are five times more likely to retain and apply what you are learning if you write it down! Reciting God’s Word is more than just saying the words out loud, even more so, it will be lived out in your circumstances, decisions and everyday conversations.
Writing God’s Word for spiritual growth
Simply said You are called to LIVE OUT your faith.
Memorizing scripture is the first step you need to begin writing God’s Word on the tablet of your heart. But, memorizing scripture may feel more overwhelming than it needs to be. As a kid you probably enjoyed singing songs and silly rhymes to memorize verses. Although this technique works well, you probably feel silly using these methods as teens or adults. How else can you effectively retain and recall scripture?
Scripture memory can be so simple
Believe it or not, there really is a simple solution to this. Memorizing scripture really can become easier by adding scripture writing to your daily devotional, Bible study and prayer time.
Be sure to check out the science behind handwriting on our blog. You will learn how copy work can enhance your Bible study experience, as well as your critical and creative learning.
Adding copy work to your Bible study routine will allow you to memorize scripture. Using handwriting to write scripture, you will retain what you are read and recall it more easily! Who knew handwriting scripture could solve the struggles behind memorization! No matter how young or old you are, you can start writing scripture and memorizing God’s Word today.
Where do I start Scripture Writing?
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