2015-05-15 - Memory Games
Psalm 119:11 - Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
I learned this verse many years ago, as a child. In fact, many of the verses I learned was as a child so I know them all in the good old King James Version too, which sounds archaic to many modern ears, but I simply can't un-remember them and learn them in another translation. Even when I read from a newer translation, I find myself seeing "whoever" and saying "whosoever". Those verses truly are hidden in my heart, but lately I've been working on leaning more verses, and it doesn't seem to be as easy for me as it was then, so I've developed a couple tricks that I thought I'd pass along, to see if they help any of you, if you find yourself in a similar situation.
First is the simplest suggestion, one that works for me. Print them out and hang them up on PC backgrounds, mirrors or walls - anywhere you will see them often. Thanks to internet image searches, Pinterest™, and Instagram™, there is a good chance you may even find a pretty version that someone else has made, if you have no artistic ability but want it to look better than simple black text on a white sheet of paper. As I type this, I can look around my office, and see four verses currently on my walls, or on my screen.
Secondly, use verses as very secure passwords for sites you frequently go to, or for your windows login, if you work with a computer or other electronic device that requires regular logins. Don't use every word, as that would often make passwords too long for many systems; instead, use the first letter of each word. Don't use the whole verse, but even choose a part, if you want.
For example, if you want to learn John 3:16 you could make your password be "FGsltw…J3:16" which represents "For God so loved the world… John 3:16a".
Now - go and hide some of God's word for yourself.
All scripture references from KJV (King James Version) unless otherwise noted