As children, my mom would make us memorize scriptures from our morning devotionals. I remember we used ‘Everyday with Jesus’, ‘Our Daily Bread’ and much later ‘Open Heavens’. We also had Christian musicals for children where common verses were made into songs. Kid’s Praise and Doughnut Repair Club. Then there is the special Jeremiah 29: 11 that I can never forget.
‘For I know the plans I have for you’ declares the Lord. Plan to prosper you, not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future’
I don’t remember the name of the singer but that verse etched itself in my mind and it’s a life’s mantra, a constant reminder even when I stray in the fields of doubt and disappointments.
And of course Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
As an adult, I haven’t been very good at memorizing scripture. I read and grab the idea and in a second, I have drawn a new sentence. But by the next time I hear the scripture, I hear something fantastic from the words I have left out. You see, memorizing is not just about knowing the words. It’s about meditation and understanding. It’s about not been a selective hearer or reader; assuming you know the word when all you have is the idea.
I’ve been trying to get back on track with this. Technology to the rescue. I found this app on PlayStore. There are several Apps on the App Store that can help with this. You can only find what you look for. So if you are like me and you want to stock up your spiritual arsenal (it was hard to type that without a capital ‘A’), get to your App store now and install a ‘Bible Memory Verse’ App.
Here’s what I got on Play Store ‘Bible Memory: Remember Me’. Looks good so far. Give it a try and I’d like to know how it works.