Whether or not you are joining Good Morning Girls in their study on Colossians, I’d love to have you join our family in memorizing some verses from Colossians! I have been inspired by the Scripture Memory Challenge at Intentional By Grace. Our eldest daughter (4 1/2) loves learning the verses and I know that these little pieces of God’s Word tucked away in her heart will be a blessing to her for the rest of her life! In fact, the first verse she learned was Psalms 119:11 “I have stored up your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”
For the Colossians study, I’ve decided to choose a short verse or a smaller chunk of a longer verse to memorize each week with our four-year-old (her blogging name is “Pumpkin”). Only the first verse is directed specifically towards children. The rest are for all of us. If you don’t have children to memorize with, feel free to substitute another verse for this week, such as 3:18, which is directed at wives, or 2:6-7 which is for all Believers.
Verse of the Week
Feel free to chose whichever of these versions you prefer, or pull out your own favorite version to use! For week one, we’ll be working on memorizing this verse:
That is the NASB. Here are three other often used versions:
“Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.” NKJV
“Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.” NIV
“Children, obey [your] parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.” KJV
Tips For Memorizing Verses
I promise that this isn’t as hard as it sounds! There are so many ways to make memorization easy, even for sleep-deprived mamas like me!
- Print or write it out and stick it on a mirror, wall or something else you will see several times a day (maybe the computer screen?).
- Read it several times a day, out loud! If you’re helping children memorize, you read a phrase out loud and have them repeat it, then move on to the next phrase.
- Use cues. Maybe you could read the verse before each meal or every time you get in the car (before starting the car!). Read it after nap time or before bed.
- Put it to music. It doesn’t have to be fancy! Even a sing-song voice (done the same way each time) makes it easier for kids and grown-ups, alike!
- Use hand motions. Jenni Mullinix told me in the comments that she does hand motions. Brilliant! Check out her blog here!
- Another thought I’m adding is to put the verse for the week on the wall paper or screen saver of your computer screen!
Will you be memorizing with us? What are your favorite verse memory tips?
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