Tools for scripture memorization

It’s snowing today here in central PA.  The freshly fallen snow covers up the dry brown grass and the winter grit along the roadsides, leaving everything white and pure.

What a great day to spend indoors, perhaps memorizing scripture?

I belong to a great rubberstamping community, frequented by many Christian crafters. One of my favorite threads of conversation on that site is “Divine Bible Designs” where the gals encourage each other to memorize scriptures by creating a monthly paper craft project – a card, scrapbook page, altered book or anything else paper-crafty with a scripture as a focal point. ( You can visit the thread as a guest and scroll 100_0185down through the conversation, clicking on the various submissions to see the projects at Splitcoast Stampers. )

I’ve been a lurker in the past, looking but never participating. But this year, I decided to submit a card  each month with a scripture verse focal point.  In honor of our lovely snowfall, I submitted this card with Psalm 51:7 “Take away my sin and I will be clean. Wash me and I will be whiter than snow.

Supplies used: Nestabilities small scalloped octagons to create the mats for the verse, the Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder to create the raised snowflake design on the blue and white striped design paper from DCWV, white and blue cardstock, rhinestones and ribbon scraps.

One of the things that helps as we work to memorize scriptures is to create a visual of the verse we want to memorize. By creating a card or scrapbook page, I take time to think about the verse as
I plan the project. I involve  my tactile senses in the creation process and after completion, I have a visual reminder of the verse that I can look at each day to help memorize it.

Perhaps you’re not a crafty person? No matter! Here’s some other Bible memory verse ideas:

Make or purchase a screen saver  for your computer with the Bible verse on it.

Find an old calendar and print your chosen verse on your computer. Attach the verse to one of the photos and frame it, hanging it somewhere you will see it on a daily basis. You might move it from time to time so it doesn’t become “invisible.”

Print out the Bible verse words and cut them apart. Put a magnetic strip on the back of each word and put them on your fridge. Play a game each time you go into the fridge where you put the words in their proper order. It’s fun for the kids too – they can help you by mixing the words up each time.

No matter how you do it, you’ll be glad you started hiding God’s word in your heart!

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