Over the past few weeks, I’ve been sharing with you some ideas for getting creative with your faith outside of your bible, which I hope you have been finding useful, especially if you haven’t been able to get your hands on a journaling bible yet. Today, I’d like to share with you a third idea along the same lines.
I don’t know about you but my knowledge of the bible is pretty shocking, especially given that I’ve been a Christian for 16 years! I wish I was one of those people who could just recall verses for specific situations either to give myself peace or to bring comfort to others. Lately, I’ve been thinking about how I could get better at learning bible verses off by heart and it was because of this that today’s project came about.
I wanted to think of a way that would allow me to really cement a single verse in my mind that could be repeated for further bible verses when I feel ready to learn a new one. I’d read that writing out the verses multiple times often works for some people and I do remember that when I’ve needed to learn things in the past, I’ve written things out on index cards and highlighted, colour-coded and underlined important information. The act of writing something out can often result in remembering it more easily. But for learning bible verses, I knew I wanted to get a bit more creative than that! I pulled out a Project Life® card (I have more than I’ll ever use for my scrapbooking album so I’m always looking for other ways I can use them up anyway!) and went to town with some stamps, embossing powder, Illustrated Faith goodies and some chipboard pieces to create a bible verse flash card!
While I was creating the card, I kept repeating the bible verse over and over in my head and I found that because the process of creating each word was slower than if I just wrote it with a pen, and I therefore had to think really carefully about what the next word in the verse was, I had learned it off by heart by the time I was finished! I’m planning to keep the card out on my desk for a few days to make sure it’s really firm in my memory before creating another one. In time, I hope to have a whole little collection of these cards that I can go to if I need to look up a verse on a particular topic but I can’t quite remember it. I love how perfect the tabs from the Genesis kit are for sticking at the top of my cards as a reference!
If you’ve got any suggestions for some bible verses that you think I really ought to know by heart, then please do let me know in the comments! I’m determined to get to know the Word more!