I could give you a page full of excuses about why I haven’t been “leading” the Be Blessed Challenge, like I should. I’ll save my breath, and just say, I’m sorry.
How have you all been doing? Anybody have the first 8 verses of Psalm 119 memorized yet?
Convert verse to just initial letter of each word (click to view online site that will automatically do this with whatever text you paste into box) — then print it out and carry with you!
With only the first letter as a cue, it powerfully engages the brain to fill in the rest of the word. I then review by rewriting my verses just using the first letter of each word, forcing brain to carve out the rest of the word in deep memory. This has made memorization infinitely easier for this old brain! (HT: Ann Kroeker)
I finished Psalm 91 in about a month and it was easy. I am still refreshing my memory every few days. I have moved onto Psalm 27. Maybe I will join your group when I am done those! Cherry Blossom
Why don’t we give it a try this week with the first 8 verses. I’m really excited to try this “tool” out! How about you?
Check out some other useful tools, Ann Kroeker suggests: (record someone reading your selection, set it to a song, create hand motions, draw pictures, key words, write it out, repeat repeat repeat, and even practice while exercising! Visit her site, here to check out the details!
See for yourself! Give it a try! I’m going to! I went to Bible Gateway and typed in Psalm 119:1-4 (in the version you prefer).
1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
Then copy and pasted it HERE, (make sure there is a space between numbers and letters) and this is what it gave me:
1 B a t u i t w, w w i t l o t L.
2 B a t t k h t, a t s h w t w h.
3 T a d n i: t w i h w.
4 T h c u t k t p d.
Don’t know what the Be Blessed Challenge is? Read here and join in on the fun!
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