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Crown of Life

Okay, today as you read James 1… find that passage that really stands out to you.  A passage that applies to your life.  Find just the right one and take time to commit it to memory.

Here are some ideas, if you need them…

1.  If you need strength, memorize James 1:2-4.

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.  Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete not lacking anything.”

2.  If you need wisdom, memorize James 1:5-6.

“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault and it will be given to him.  But when he asks, he must not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”

3.  If you need to be reminded of God’s faithfulness, memorize James 1:17.

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

4.  If you have trouble listening or trouble with anger, memorize James 1:19-20.

“My dear brothers, take note of this:  Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.”

5.  If you are working on discipline, memorize James 1:22.

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.  Do what it says.”

6.  If you’re tongue is getting you in trouble, memorize James 1:26.

“If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.”

That should get you started for right now!  Let me know what you choose to memorize.  I would be delighted to hear how God is using His Word in your life.

Ways to memorize Scripture…

1.  Write it down on a note card and post it somewhere that you will see it often.

2.  Put the verse to song.  Sometimes it’s easier to remember a tune.

3.  Keep a journal of the verses you are learning and pray them into your life.

4.  Be creative and draw it out.  Use markers, pens, crayons, stickers, magazine pictures, etc.  Keep a scrapbook of your Scriptures!  Here’s an example!

5.  Listen to the audio version!

6.  Use a computer software program.  Here’s one called Memorize His Word

7.  Use a website to help you.  Here’s one called

8.  Choose a friend to keep you accountable!  Repeat the verse that you are learning to them.  Have a friendly competition in memorizing Scripture!

9.  If you have a phone with application ability.  Find a good app. to help you.  Here’s one that I use…  Scripture Typer App

10. Attach a picture that reminds you of the verse.  I will provide a picture every week with a memory verse.  You are free to grab it and drag it to your desktop!

“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” (Psalm 119:11)

Here are a couple books to help you go further with your Bible Memory…

100 Bible Verses Everyone Should Know by Heart

Scripture Memory Made Easy

Dear Father God, I pray that You will teach us how to enjoy Your Truth more.  May we hide it in our hearts and learn the value of it for our lives.  May it spring up like living water in our souls!  May Your Word truly be a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path (Psalm 119:105).

Hiding God’s Word in My Heart,

6 replies
  1. Kathie
    Kathie says:

    James 1:19&20 are verses that are always good for me to remember.
    So ofen anger is my immediate response to a situation and it should be my last resort, if not at all. Thank you for the encouragement to “hide God’s Word in my heart”.
    Love you,

    • Sarah
      Sarah says:

      Hi Kathie,

      James 1:19-20 is a great passage. I’m so glad that God is using this in your life. I think this is one of those reminders that will go with us for life. May God continue to bring His Word to life for you and strengthen you through every word found there.


  2. AnnaMarie
    AnnaMarie says:

    Good Morning! I’m following this series and loving it! My verse I have memorized is James 1:19-20. I have walked with this verse all day yesterday! Even repeated it and broke it down to my 8yr old girl I watch 🙂 Than 6pm came and she shared with her mom the verse and broke it down to her!!!! I have used it in 2 conversations so far! Thanks Sarah

    • Sarah
      Sarah says:

      Good morning Anna, I’m so glad to hear that you are enjoying the series. It’s times like this, when I hear yours and others responses… that I am encouraged to continue to write. Thank you for encouraging me and allowing me to see how God is using this in your life. Praise God for the work that He is doing. May God continue to use His Word through you to touch the lives of others. I look forward to hearing more about God’s work through you.

      Many Blessings,

      Ps. I loved hearing about the 8 year old girl who shared the verse with her mom. That is so powerful!

  3. warner222
    warner222 says:

    i will persevere what a great message. its so hard to wait its just so hard but I will persevere God is with me.

    • Sarah
      Sarah says:

      May God give you His strength to persevere. May you come through this stronger than ever.

      “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


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