I love God’s Word, don’t you? I love having His Word stored in my heart. I love when God brings exactly the right verse to mind at exactly the right time. Those are God moments! Today I want to share with you the 4 M’s of memorizing with movement
God has given us so many ways to memorize. Scripture songs are one tool to learn the Word – my family knows many verses thanks to our Seeds CDs. Another wonderful memory tool is movement. Movement? Yes, movement is a great way to store God’s Word in your heart. Let me tell you my 4 M’s of memorizing by moving.
1. Meditate: Take a moment to think about your verse. What does the whole verse mean? What does each word mean? Look up words you don’t know. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you understanding.
2. Move With Meaning: Now that you understand your verse, make up movements that go with it. Use facial expressions, hand gestures, and whole body movements. Stomp your feet, scowl, leap for joy! Do whatever goes with the verse.
3. Muscle Memory: While you’re moving your muscles, you’re storing information to help you remember your verse. This is called muscle memory. Pay special attention to how you transition from one movement to the next – this will help keep your verse in order.
4. More Oxygen: Have you ever noticed how moving around perks you up? Moving brings more oxygen to your blood. More oxygen means more thinking power! So get moving and get memorizing!
Movement is just one of many great ways to memorize. Check out other fun memory techniques in Barbara’s new book, “Who Says You Can’t Memorize?! Fun Ways to Learn Bible Verses.” It is filled with fun illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions that make powerful memory techniques come alive.
Seeds Family Worship hand motion videos are another great way to learn Bible verses!
Now try it at home with your family! Click Here to download the Seeds Hand Motions Video ‘Do What It Says’ from James 1:22. This will get your family moving and memorizing!
Barbara Bormuth Witt loves Jesus. She has the heart of a teacher and has spent years showing kids how to enjoy memorizing the Bible. Barbara loves memorizing too. She has just authored her first book on fun ways to learn Bible verses.
Psalm 119:97- Oh, how I love your Law! I meditate on it all day long.