I'm switching things up a bit. From now on I will be posting the Moxie Memorizers posts on the 1st and the 15th. You need to comment with the verse you are focusing on for the next two weeks. This will increase our accountability to one another. Are any of you quoting your verses to your friends out loud? This is also a great way to incorporate help. God knew what he was doing when he made us to live in community.
A couple of tips:
- Be sure you are working to memorize the reference. As I memorize a new verse, I break it into phrases and say the reference before and after each phase, gradually increasing the phrases until I have them down. For instance, "John 3:16. For God so loved John 3:16.... John 3:16 For God so love the world John 3:16" I do that over and over and over until I've got it.
- A verse here and there is a great way to start, but if you would like a little more challenge take a whole section of scripture and memorize it in context. Right now I'm working on James 3:13-18. I wanted the whole section in my heart.
- Don't forget to review what you learn. If you don't, you will probably forget it. I once knew the preamble to the constitution, but never really reviewed it so it's pretty much gone. It only takes a couple of minutes to review what you've learned. Let me know if you need help with a review system.
I've heard from a lot of you how exciting it is to read through everyones verses. There are about 35 of us who are participating publicly in this journey. If we all stay committed (which I'll bug you if you try and drop out) by the end of the year we will have a total of about 800 verse memorized as a group. That's pretty amazing!
This is what I'm working on for the next two weeks:
James 3:17-18 But wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure, then peace-love, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness." NIV
I wonder who will be first to post this time...