Helping your children to memorize scripture is a gift you can give your children that will yield blessing -- both immediate and years to come. The discipline of scripture memory can build intellect, shape hearts, and clarify God's Word in the soul of your child. While many of us know to teach children John 3:16, the Lord's Prayer, and maybe even Psalm 23, scripture memory can be so much more. Children have a great capacity for memory work. Unlike adults, their minds are these wonderful blank maps in which loving believing parents can etch Biblical pathways that will yield blessings in the lives of their children for years to come. I've discovered that many parents don't feel successful with regard to Scripture memory in their homes. It seems like a daunting task, a time consuming task, or maybe even a task they feel ill equipped to handle.
But it doesn't have to be!
Helping your children to memorize verses from the Bible is a good thing and I'd love to share a few tips for making it a habit in your home that will bless you and the hearts of your children.
1. Pick passage of Scripture that YOU want to learn.
The easiest way for your children to start the habit of Scripture memory is for you, the parent, to memorize Scripture with them. So pick a passage you want to learn!