Need and Procedure for Change
is it that people can attend church, revivals, Bible conferences,
seminars, and retreats and never change? They hear wise men
deliver great and true messages. They want to change, they
resolve to change, but never do.
How is it that people can buy good and helpful books, tapes,
courses, and materials and still not change? The problem is
not with the meetings, the men, the messages or the materials;
the problem lies in the mind and heart of the person wanting
We are always moving in the direction of our thinking. If
we want to change, we must change our thinking (Proverbs 4:23-27,
23:7; Romans 12:2, II Corinthians 3:18; Ephesians 4:22-24).
The Holy Spirit uses the Word to change us. However, He will
only change us if we cooperate by yielding and providing the
Memorizing Scripture is the fastest, easiest way to change.
The more you memorize, review, and meditate, the faster the
Holy Spirit will perform the work of changing you.
Simple Method for Memorizing Scripture (please
note chart below)
Go over the verse until you can quote it word perfect, with
the reference, from memory. When you can say it from memory,
quote it aloud 25 times the first day with reference. Write
the date and "25" on the back of the card. The next day, after
getting the verse back in mind, quote it aloud with the reference
"20" times. The third day quote it "15" times; the fourth
day, "10" times; the fifth day "5" times. (Write the numbers
on the back of the card each day.) Then review it once a day
for 45 days, once a week for 7 weeks, and once a month thereafter.
You are adding a new verse each day; so at the end of 50 days,
you have a pack of 50 verses. The new verse is quoted 25 times,
the next verse is quoted 20 times, the next 15, the next 10,
the next 5. The remaining 45 verses are quoted once each.
This process will take about 30 minutes a day with average
size verses. Memorizing one verse per week will take about
10 minutes per day or less.
date will assist you in keeping the verses in the order they
were memorized so each will be reviewed for 50 days before
being moved to the weekly review. The hill of memory places
the process on a chart: Please note chart below.