According to educational psychologists, the best time for most people to study is early in the morning, between 7 and 9 a.m. After a night's sleep and a good breakfast, we are mentally alert and more likely to remember what we learn The best way to memorize is through repetition. There is no substitute for reviewing a verse repeatedly. However, specific memorization techniques can vary.
The following Bible memory strategy is based on a method by Dr. Andrew Davis in his booklet, An Approach to the Extended Memorization of Scripture. With this method, weekly Fighter Verses can be easily memorized and retained with an investment of about 10-15 minutes each week. If you have a few more minutes to spare, you can retain hundreds of previously memorized verses.
Pray daily asking the Lord to help you keep His Word in your heart, and use it to feed your soul and minister to others. Take advantage of passing idle moments during the day to call this week's Fighter Verse to mind.
When helping children to memorize Scripture, avoid distracting or trivial activities such as seeing who can say the passage with the most marshmallows stuffed into his mouth or while hopping on one foot. These activities trivialize God’s Word. They also disrupt the learning process. It is likely that the child will remember the activity more than the verse. If the activity does not strengthen the connection children make with the passage, it probably should not be used. Also, these activities tend to take a lot of time and creativity to plan so that it is easy to lose momentum and to stop memorizing. Having a simple routine provides greater continuity and also forms memorizing habits.
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