Reviewing is very difficult for me. Sometimes I work so hard on new verses, I forget to review the ones I have already memorized. I have not found the perfect system for this. Actually, there isn’t one. Probably the biggest deterrent to reviewing is reviewing itself. I try to review and make mistakes or forget what comes next and then the discouragement sets in. Being able to stand up and recite the entire chapter of Romans 8 on a second’s notice is not the goal. Transformation of my heart is. To aid me in review, I have a section in my notebook for each day of the week. When I have finished memorizing a new passage, I add it to a day of the week. I try to spread these evenly out over a week. I aim to review each passage once a week, knowing that it isn’t going to happen. If I aim for once a week, I will surely hit once a month. It isn’t the best method, but it works for me.
These posts are a great help in the reviewing process:
Memory Verses: 3-step Review to Remember~”Don’t be discouraged when you do forget some. Because you will. While we all desire word-for-word retention of everything we’ve learned, heart transformation is what God is after.”
To remember, review~This post was so encouraging. I’m going to forget, but when I review I will remember that I once knew those verses. And then I will learn it again.
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