How can you avoid forgetting the Scriptures you have memorized? You review. In this video, Josh will walk you through the process of using a Bible Memory Notebook to keep track of the verses you’re memorizing!
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The goal of using a Bible Memory Notebook is to create a framework that allows us to see exactly which verses we’re going to review and to schedule these into daily, weekly, monthly, and eventually annually reviews.
A lot of this can be done using something like the Bible Memory App (see the link for my review of how that works), but that requires you to constantly be looking at your phone.
Is there an offline way to do this?
How to Create a Bible Memory Notebook
The first thing you need to do is to create a grid. This grid will consist of 2 columns (the left is narrower than the right), and three rows for every single verse you want to memorize.
Personally, I like having less than 10 verses to memorize each day, but it will be up to you. Adjust the number of verses you review daily depending on what you can manage.
After creating the grid, write out the verses on the left column. This is why the left column is narrower, the only thing you need to input are the verses.
Then, write out the dates on the right column. For each day that you review a particular verse, you go in and write that date. So, if you end up reviewing a verse on a daily basis for 30 days, then all the 30 dates will be written in the right column of that particular verse.
Once you’re done with the Daily review, you move these verses to the Weekly review.
You’ll be following the same process that you did in the Daily Review. So, you first need to create a grid, then you move all of the verses to the Weekly. The only thing that’s different is what’s written in the right column. Instead of inputting daily dates, you will write the week.
Then, you just have to repeat this entire process for the monthly, quarterly, and eventually, annually.
Important Things to Note
- Be sure to leave more pages for your daily review. There are more specific dates to write than there are weeks or months!
- It’s ok to move verses back to a daily/weekly review. If a verse happens to be in your monthly review yet you end up not remembering it, move it back to the daily review. Spend another 30 days reviewing that verse before you move it back to the monthly schedule.
Overall, the main advantage for me is not having to constantly use my phone. I personally prefer having a notebook to write on!