Step 3: Long Term Bible Memory

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Many people forget about long term Bible memory. If you've put the work into memorizing a Bible passage, you might as well put in just a little more work, and be able to recite it at anytime, anywhere, with great ease. Sounds impossible? It may be easier than you think.

Long term Bible memory is actually pretty simple. Here's how it works. The first step is to memorize the passage, which you probably already did. The second step, is to not recite that passage for a few days. Then, review the passage by reading it, reciting it to yourself, or reciting it to a friend or family member. Whichever way you choose to do the review, make a mental note of each mistake you make, even if it's a difference of singular or plural.

You'll probably be surprised that you even made a few mistakes. But don't worry about it. Just read the Bible passage over to yourself a few more times until, once again, you feel like you know it word-for-word. Then say it to a friend or family member again, until you make absolutely no mistakes.

Finished? Not quite. Let it set for a few weeks. Then come back again, and do the same thing - review the passage, correct any mistakes, and let it set for a while. Then come back to it again later. It is this act of delayed exposure that works so well at fixating that passage in your memory long-term.

Congratulations! That's really all there is to it. God's Word really is fun to memorize!

 

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