We’ve spent the last three weeks looking at WHY you would want to internalize the Bible, HOW to internalize large portions, and what NOT to do when you internalize. Today is our last stop on the internalizing journey. Lists and details. How do we memorize them? I have three techniques that will make this much more doable than you think.
Technique 1: Look for Patterns
Your brain loves patterns. Associations. Repetitions. Look for them!
I have seen times when words right after each other start with the same letter. Other times, the items in a list happen to be in alphabetical order (or reverse-alphabetical). I have even found a few times where consecutive items on a list rhyme.
Whatever the pattern…pause and take notice. Making a mental note of it will help you remember it.
Technique 2: Form “chunks” of 2 or 3
For this one – and the next – I’m going to use Philippians 4:8 as our example…