Hey Joosep, nice to see you too! I have a hard time being consistent but I’m still trying :D
Hello, FinalAsgard. Good to see you again.
I can certainly relate to that.
Huzzah! Congrats! :) What verse was it?
"I need to be more heavenly minded, I think, in order to be more earthly good" I love that... This idea has actually been something I've been thinking of lately.
Thanks for sharing what you have learned so far. That's really awesome. It's amazing that no matter how many times we've read a particular book/section of scripture, it comes across as so different when memorizing and meditating on it. 1 Peter is a great book. I look forward to hearing more about what you're learning!
I like your name! Also good luck with that verse set... that is a lot to memorize.
It’s always fascinating to see how people organize their stuff. :) Great job being so diligent with this.
I know this is a very small victory, but I’m celebrating it anyway! I made it back up to a 7 day streak on here after a lot of trying to get back into things!
Congrats! This is so hard to do every day!
6 million! That’s awesome! Great work
Luckily we don't have to choose one over the other. Just which to memorize first :D
I have completed the book of Philippians and am now working on James.
It's awesome how that book has now become "my book" and I get excited every time I hear it quoted. :D Also it has really helped me as I study other passages in scripture to be able to relate it back to Philippians.
Ugh, it's been a bit rough lately. I'm having a hard time staying engaged in this daily at the moment. James 1 has been rough, because I have previously memorized it, but it's been so long that I don't remember it and I need to catch up again, but since it isn't a new verse on this site they don't come up daily. Maybe I should have just removed them all from my history and started over, but either way, I'm on to chapter 2 now while I try to keep muddling through chapter 1. :D
Hello FinalAsgard. Good to see you again. How's it going with James?
Well, thank you for sharing. Keep on muddling through! :) I'd suggest, spend a few days or a week repeating chapter 1 every day or a couple of times a day, even though it's not on your review queue, to get it firmly into your memory again :)
Hello, Joseph! :D
I just recited Philippians 3 for a work talent show. It was great! Here is a video if anyone is interested: https://youtu.be/Cnz4UcBj_2s
Meditate on God’s word. Don’t just recite it, but prayerfully, slowly, dwell on the words. Think through them and what they mean, and pray that God will speak to you through them.
Your time of memorizing and your time of meditating on God’s word are not the same time. One is academic, that we do repeatedly with a goal in mind, to memorize the words. The other comes after we have them memorized, and is more thoughtful and slow and intentional.
I hope that helps.
Welcome to the site! May you be blessed by your journey here. What verse did you start with?
Such a great chapter.
I still haven't gotten that one. :D Of all things you can be addicted to, this isn't a bad one. :p
Joosep, thank you for praying for me. I really appreciate it. :)
I want to celebrate that I learned something yesterday. As I'm working on memorizing James 1, the verse "count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness."
I was having a wildly bad day at work yesterday, and was meditating on this verse. How does a trial like this, which has nothing to do with my faith, produce steadfastness in my faith? How is this "various type of trial" test my faith?
Then I thought of the previous thing I memorized, from Philippians 4. "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God, and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Well, going through a crazy trial at work, I was reminded to pray, pray with thanksgiving, and then God most definitely supplied a peace that is unfathomable. And that, God providing his peace during a crazy bad situation at work, when I'm praying to him with thanksgiving, that builds my faith.
I think it would depend on what the review cycle is. I hope to get to where I can have 8 to 12 books memorized, but I expect the review cycle for each would be about once or twice a year, not every week/month. But, I'm still new to this whole thing of memorizing large chunks of scripture.
I have John 1 memorized, and I don't review it very often at all (about once every 3 months) and I struggle a little bit with 3-4 verses, but for the most part I am able to review and recall it successfully. I expect that will be harder as time goes on, but either way, there has to be a balance somewhere to allow you to keep reviewing things that you have already memorized without getting overwhelmed.
Yeah, last summer it became a chore, and I ended up taking several months off. I'm working on that, though, keeping my focus on the word of God and why I'm doing this, even after such a long time. Remembering your why, and being flexible with your schedule is a good help.
Nice! Welcome to the club!
I look forward to the reports.
WN, welcome! What brought you here? Good luck with your scripture memorization journey. What verse did you start with?
Going for 2 chapters at once? :D That first one alone will take you a while... 80 verses... that's just slightly smaller than the entire book of James (105 verses)
Welcome to learn Scripture! What brought you here? What passage did you start with?
Hey, welcome to LearnScripture.net! It's so awesome to see new people joining. What passage did you start with?
Kensli11, welcome to Learn Scripture! What brought you here? What passage did you start with?
Welcome to the site! May your journey here be a blessed one. What verse did you start with?
Yeah, the review cycle on this site is great at first, but it drops off. I'm working on a tool to help track my review schedule (asked for by other people on the BMG community). Definitely not a replacement for this site, but as an extra tool to remind me of what to review so I don't forget the amazing words of God that I'm working so hard to memorize.
I'm starting on James. I do hope to tackle the book of Luke soon, though. I have never met up with anyone from this site, but I have met up with people from the BibleMemoryGoal community and that was a blessing.
Congrats! Keep up the awesome work. And yes, Psalm 1 is a great reminder why we do this.
Those are all amazing books. After finishing Philippians, I thought about going to Colossians, but after reading through it, there are way too many verses that sound similar. I think tackling that one next would confuse me a lot. So instead I'm going for a book by a different author. So I understand. I just want to have all of it memorized! :D
I tried learning James 1 before, but part way through chapter 1 I thought it would be a good idea to witch what version I memorized in and really messed myself up :D
So I let it go for a few years so I could start over lol.
Thank you! :) I look forward to actually completing the book this time lol