Helping Our Children Memorize Scripture

Lately, my six year old has been coming home from Sunday school and church youth club with parent notes indicating various scriptures the children are working to memorize.  My mission, as the letters point out, is to help my daughter memorize these specific verses.

But there are so many to learn and she has other activities and responsibilities to tend to as well {aside from having time to just be a kid}.  There's daily homework for school.  Chores. Gymnastics.  Girl Scouts and the various fundraiser work necessary with being a Daisy.

It's almost too much to deal with some days.  Well, for me at least…since I'm the master planner and organizer of our family schedule.  But as I've spent time praying and meditating over how best to accomplish this calling God keeps taking me to the words of Proverbs 22:6…

Train up a child in the way he should go,

and when he is old he will not depart from it.

Setting an example through our own knowledge of God's word, while encouraging our children to memorize scripture really needs to be a priority.  I mean, what Christian parent wouldn't want their children to have God's word stamped on their hearts?

There are definitely awesome benefits to memorizing scripture!

Now...grab a mug of your favorite hot beverage...

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  ...and click over to visit Sarah, at A Wife Loved Like The Church, where I'm guest posting today.

This morning I'm privileged to be guest posting over at one of my favorite blogs, A Wife Loved Like The Church.   Click over to read about the benefits of knowing God's word along with some tips on how to help your children memorize scripture, and be sure to leave a nice comment saying hello to my sweet friend Sarah.  She is celebrating the recent birth of her 3rd child, an adorable little man, named Joseph.  My precious blogging friend and sister in Christ is even crazy enough to be getting ready to start training for a future half marathon.  Sarah inspires me every time she posts to her blog, so if you're looking for inspiration, you should subscribe to her RSS feed too.   I know you'll love her as much as I do!

~Until next time, may God bless you and inspire you!

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Rosann is wife to the man of her dreams and stay-at-home mom to two delightful little girls. Her heart's greatest passions are loving her family well, long-distance running, writing, and pretty much anything dark chocolate peanut butter. Rosann loves to encourage women whose husbands are in a season of unemployment, at her other website UnEmployedFaith.com. Her writing inspiration comes from a strong desire to glorify God while sharing the heart of her journey through a life of faith. She is also the Author of two books - UnEmployed Faith: Clothing Yourself in Strength and Perseverance Through his Season of Unemployment, and Refuel Your Inner SuperMom: A Practical Guide to Getting Your Groove Back.
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12 Comments

  1. Don McAllister

    I want to do this with our children. Sharing this with my wife. Thanks!

    • Rosann

      Thanks Don! :-)

  2. Pamela R

    In our childrens group at church my kids are learning about putting on the Armor of God they learned that the WORD is a SWORD--both of them are very excited about learning scriptures. We have two hanging on our fridge at all times...even if they cannot get it memorized right away-they can readit and soon it will sink in =) It's a help to me too-- =)
    Congrats on being one of the featured members at vB =D

    • Sarah @ Loved Like the Church

      Pam - That's a really awesome idea with having the scriptures on the fridge {I know I'd see it a lot more if it's near food ;)}!

    • Rosann

      Pam, thanks for your comment. I agree with Sarah, I find I spend a lot of time in the kitchen so that would be a wise place for me to place scripture. :-) I think it's so awesome that your kids are all pumped up about putting on the Armor of God.

      Blessings,
      Rosann

  3. Kathy

    What a great post my dear!! I left a comment there, but I just wanted to say that I cherish our blogging friendship and I wish you and your family a great Thanksgiving!

    • Rosann

      Thank you, Kathy! Awww...I love you too, my sweet friend. :-) You are a blessing to me!

      ~Hugs,
      Rosann

  4. Erin Patrick

    Rosann,
    I'm going to hop on over to Sarah's blog to see what you posted there! I remember helping my little ones memorize Scriptures when they were little. They remember them to this day!!!
    You are such an inspiration to so many women. Your words bless and inspire us all to do and be better women for the Lord!
    Love you!
    ~Erin

    • Rosann

      Thank you, Erin! Every time you visit you melt my heart. :-) I appreciate you hopping over to visit Sarah's blog as well.

      ~Love you too!
      Rosann

  5. Jinnia

    Hi Rosann, thanks for writing on this topic! I was feeling the same way about all the different verses that our kids' church classes give them to memorize. I read your guest post at Sarah's blog and love your fun ideas to make it into a family event. What kid doesn't want to have more fun with their parents building up God's word in our hearts :) Thanks again!

  6. AnneM

    Hi Rosann, I read your guest post too. I think it's a great idea to make memorization fun for the kids- as we all know, F-U-N can do wonders in terms of teaching our young ones. My son is only beginning to read so for now, the only way I get him to memorize prayers is by repeating it to him every night. I was actually surprised one evening when he started reciting the entire prayer without me. It's a pretty long bedtime prayer for a 3.5 year old. It felt amazing though.

  7. Ali

    Heading over to read what Sarah has to say....I have been thinking about doing this as well and your post has reminded me of its importance. Kids learn so quickly and absorb everything you teach them. I always feel the warmth of the Holy Ghost present as I read scriptures to my children before bed, so I can't wait to see what miracles this might bring.

    Your friend Ali from VB :)

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