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By Wednesday, January 2, 2013 5 0

One of my goals for 2013 is to commit 50 Bible verses to memory. I probably know 10 verses by heart, some better than others. That’s not terrible, but I have been a Christian for over 10 years. In the last three years, God has significantly increased my appetite for His Word, and I am so grateful. Rarely does a day go by that I don’t at least read a Psalm or use my concordance to find some much needed encouragement. But intentionally memorize verses? Shamefully, not so much. That changes this year.

Based on this basic list and a modified version of this method for memorizing scriptures, I should be able to learn one new verse a week. I plan to use this list if there is ever a week when I don’t feel God has gifted me with a verse to learn. But my prayer is that as I study the word, certain scriptures will stand out as Ebenezers and I will commit them to memory. I’ll keep a running list as I go.

{January 1-6} Hebrews 1:3-4 I chose this verse because last year I halfheartedly tried to memorize it, but I didn’t put in the effort. I didn’t memorize the whole thing and I have forgotten most of what I did memorize.

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  • Jennifer

    I like your idea of doing this. I want to try along as well :).

    • If you want to involve Michelle, I recommend Fighter Verses. They suggest really simple ones for young kids.

  • Lenore

    this is a great idea. Last year I spent nine months memorizing the book of James. I can still say first 3 chapters well but 4 and 5 not so much. This year I also want to memorize more but separate verses. I prefer learning a chapter at a time so this will be harder for me. something special for our pray for each other list.

    • I am doing the James study this year, so I have the opp to do the whole book. I don’t know if I will or not; it would take over the whole project. We can recite our verses when we get together!

  • I love this! I’d love to memorize some as well. I can help you practice some, if you want. I also love this method for memorizing scripture. I think the two methods would work really well together.