Is it possible that a child could memorize 10 bible verses before they turn 3 years old?
I shared on my blog ” Memory Verse ” how I taught my 2 year old to memorize the verse John 3:16. It was a pretty long verse and one of the first verses he learned. But it took us less than 30 minutes to get him to familiarize and say the verse. The days there after, God gave Joshua interest in the story of Jesus and so we went through his toddlers bible from one story to another.
From that time on, I felt the desire to continue teaching him bible promises. Verses that would be tucked in his memory and my prayer that would help him grow in faith and character. I would use actions to help him remember key words. It’s quite amazing that he listens and can memorize the verses on the same day it is introduced.
Here are our 10 Memory Verses. Yes by God’s grace and help, your 2 year old can memorize these:
Love God with all your heart mind and strength and love your neighbor as you love yourself
For God loves the world He gave Jesus that whoever believes in Jesus will not die but have everlasting Life.
God who guards you never sleeps
The Lord God will be with you wherever you go
Pray to God and He will answer you
Nothing can separate us from the love of God
With God all things are possible
Obey your parents in the Lord for this is right
See Josh say this: http://youtu.be/9TH2_ctD-yE
Ask and you shall receive. Seek and you shall find. Knock and it shall be opened to you
See Josh say this: http://youtu.be/tvR3vtaXyY8
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”
See Josh say this: http://youtu.be/Dfdk12ZqtjM
Atleast once or twice a week, we go through the verses in a fun and not so formal way. This is how we keep these verses in his memory and keep it in his heart. We also talk about what it means in a very simple way. Sometimes when I need to correct Joshua, I will remind him what God says in the bible. If I encourage him, I again use some bible verse he knows.
As Joshua memorizes God’s word, I am also memorizing and instilling it in my mind and heart. This is why God says in Isaiah and I declare this to be true:
“”As for Me, this is My covenant with them,” says the LORD: “My Spirit which is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your offspring, nor from the mouth of your offspring’s offspring,” says the LORD, “from now and forever.””
Isaiah 59:21 NASB
Joshua just turned 3, and what a blessing this boy is to us. He is a reminder of God’s faithfulness. We pray that we can raise him to love Jesus and His Word!