My husband and I have been convicted recently about continuing in Bible memorization. We have been infrequent in our memorization and realize that when we hide God's Word in our hearts it guards our hearts from sin and forces us to meditate upon God's Word. I can think of no better thing to do with our minds. Recently, I was listening to Nancy Leigh DeMoss talk with a lady who struggled with memory problems and she had lots and lots of verses memorized. In fact, she said that she had visited a home with severely mentally retarded adults who could not even say a sentence and they were quoting scripture. Amazing!!!!! I was totally blown away and felt ashamed that I was not putting my full effort into memorizing scripture. At that point, I decided that I needed to get serious about memorizing scripture. Ever since our oldest child was 2 we have greatly encouraged and held him and all of our children accountable to memorizing scripture using Truth and Grace memory books. One thing that helps me to memorize is to write and read over and over. So, I decided to get a dry-erase marker and write my verse on my stove, counter top, windows, desk tops, and mirrors. Don't worry, it all washes off clean! I am also going to get some nice paper and matting and frame them throughout my entire house. One of the huge benefits I am seeing is that the kids are unintentionally memorizing scripture with me as I read it out loud every time I see it or they read it when they see it.
When it comes to Bible reading, my husband has decided instead of focusing on reading through the entire Bible this year in his personal reading to daily read through the entire book of the Bible that he is preaching through. He is currently preaching through Titus. Through all of this daily reading he is doing he is unintentionally memorizing scripture without even trying. Just this morning during our family worship, he quoted 10 verses. Plus, it helps him in his preaching as he is constantly meditating upon Titus.
I tell you all of this to encourage you that it IS possible to hide God's Word in your hearts. If anyone wants to share what helps you to memorize God's Word, I would love to hear all about it.