For the past few years I have been trying to get better at memorizing Bible verses. When I was young I was in the habit of memorizing a lot of verses thanks to school, AWANA and Sunday school but the expectation to continue memorizing verses went away as I became an adult and so did the habit.
One way I’ve been trying to get into the habit of memorizing verses in the last few verses is by choosing a verse for the season.
Taking time to dive into the verse, displaying it in my home or other visible places and reading it often have helped me to memorize a number of verses in my adult years. Unfortunately, I’m still not at the memorization rate that I was as a child but to be fair I don’t think my memory is as good now as it was back then either.
CHOOSING A VERSE FOR THE SEASON
Picking a life verse or a verse for the season helps root you in God’s Word and is the perfect way to remind yourself what is truly important in life. It obviously makes sense to pray through the process, and remember: all Scripture is God-breathed, so there really is no wrong verse!
To choose your verse you can begin by looking up certain themes or topics that you need to work on and/or seem to occur often in your life. If anxiety is an issue for you, maybe look up verses about trust, if patience is not your forte, looking up verses on that topic.
Think about what God has been teaching you the last few years. Look through the scriptures and write down the verses and passages that really jump out at you.
Spend some time praying over the verses and choosing your life verse or your verse for this particular season.
Find a place to display your verse somewhere in your home so you can remember it often. You can go ahead and save the images below in the verse ideas section and use them as a screensaver on your phone so it is visible in your everyday life.
IDEAS FOR YOUR LIFE VERSE OR VERSE FOR THE SEASON
If you need some inspiration, here are some great options:
“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” Galatians 6:9
“But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.” James 1:22
“Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.” James 1:27
“Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:7
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” Psalm 46:1-3
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6
“One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.” Acts 18:9
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
“By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:35
“When troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.” James 1:2
“So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. There you will receive all that he has promised.” Hebrews 10:35-36
“Let us think of ways to motivated one another to acts of love and good works. And not neglect our meeting together as some people do, but encourage one another.” Hebrews 10:24-25
The LORD turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” Judges 6:14
“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalms 118:24
“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he.” Proverbs 29:18
“Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
Do you have a life verse or verse for the season? I would love it if you share it in the comments below!
I share about choosing a life or season verse in my Map Your Life ebook workshop which is all about creating an intentional road map for your life. (And if you sign up for my free mini email course on three common mistakes people make when setting goals you’ll receive a special discount code!)