Step 1: Bible Memory Preparations
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There are several Bible memory preparations you must go through before you memorize a verse or chapter of the Bible. Just like you must prepare for any physical journey, so also you must prepare for this journey of memorizing Bible passages.
First of all, you must believe that you can and will memorize whatever you choose to memorize. Ordinary people (such as myself) have memorized entire chapters of the Bible. If you're ordinary or above ordinary, then you can memorize Bible chapters, too!
Next, you need to find a passage to memorize. This is one of the most crucial parts of the Bible memory preparations. Don't just choose any old chapter or verse. Choose something that means a lot to you, or something that deeply interests you. In other words, create an emotional attachment with what you desire to memorize - this will greatly help you in the steps to come.
Once you've chosen a passage that you are very eager to memorize, then read over the passage several times. You've probably read it many other times before, but read it again. You're ready to begin memorizing only when you fully understand the main idea of the passage you want to memorize.
So, you know what you want to memorize, and you know you are able to do it, and you've read over that passage several times. Now it's time to move on from these Bible memory preparations, and begin to memorize the Bible passage.