Meditation for Your Memory
The Holy Bible teaches us to renew our minds by the word of God, Romans 12:2. It also instructs us to hide the word in our hearts… Psalm 119:11.
To achieve this we must meditate on the word of God day and night.
If you have followed me or have read any of my articles, you may have read that one of the most empowering verses in the word of God is found in John 14:26?
This is the verse that the Holy Spirit used in my life for empowering me to remember the Holy Scriptures.
Now, of course, remembering the word of God does not happen overnight and it takes work on our part.
It’s like one of my close friends is always saying… And I quote. “God is not going to read your Bible for you and he’s not going to do your memory work either.” End quote.
But there’s good news though…and as I stated earlier that John 14:26 is one of the most empowering verses found in the word of God.
I believe with all of my heart that if you eat this verse it will empower you as well.
So you ask… empower me to do what? Well, I’m glad that you asked…
Because it will help you and empower you to recognize that it is the Holy Spirit that will teach you and help you to remember the word of God.
Let’s look at the verse for a moment. It reads like this…
“But the Comforter, which the Father will send in my name; He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
This my beloved is a living promise from the Word of God himself. The Lord Jesus.
There are two parts to this promise that I want you to take special notice of …
The first is that The Holy Spirit will teach you all things and the second part is that He (The Holy Spirit) will bring all things to your remembrance that the Lord has said unto you.
So How Does He Do This?
So how does the Holy Spirit teach us and bring that which the Lord has said to our remembrance?
That’s a good question and I’m glad that you asked.
This is where we participate in the fulfillment of the promise… And we do it by studying, reading and meditating on the Word of God.
You see, if you and I don’t read or study the word of God–it’s not likely that we will know what he is saying to us, nor will the Holy Spirit be able to teach us the things we need to know and furthermore what will he have of God to bring to our remembrance?
How To Meditate for your Memory?
Meditation for memory can be achieved several ways and I’m going to show you some of the techniques that work for me.
1. First I choose the verse that I want to commit to memory… For instance Joshua 1:8 or Psalms 1:1-3.
By-the-way… If you are just starting out with meditation I highly recommend that these verses of scripture be among the first that you meditate on and memorize.
2. Read your chosen verse over and over… At least ten times and more if needed.
3. Depending on the length of the verse… Break it up into sections to make remembering easier.
For example with Joshua 1:8, you would do something like this…
First section: This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth.
Second section: but thou shalt meditate therein day and night.
Third section: that you may observe to do all that is written therein…
And so on and on… You get the idea.
Am I right?
4. Write the verse on a 3×5 card and keep it with you during the day that you can look at from time to time during your day.
I have found that writing things down helps me to remember them a little easier.
But not only that the more that you write them down the more you etch them into your mind and write the words on the table of your heart.
5. Learn to depend on the Holy Spirit to teach you and bring to remembrance the word to your mind.
Do these five simple things on a regular basis and you will not only increase your ability to remember the word of God… You will also inevitably become more knowledgeable in the things of God and life.