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My Attempt to Memorize The Entire Book of Ecclesiastes Goal!

 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:25 pm    Post subject: My Attempt to Memorize The Entire Book of Ecclesiastes Goal! Reply with quote

Hey Guys,

Welcome!

This is my road to memorizing all of Ecclesiastes. The entire book.

I have never tried anything like this before so Please support me as I know I will need all the help I can get. This might take me years to accomplish. I think it is 220 verses! Shocked I will be memorizing in the King James, just because its what I like. I feel like the style of writing makes me have to think more about the passage in order to understand it, and so it helps me to really dig into it and study it deep.

PROGRESS!

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MY MEMORIZATION STRATEGY:

This is the method that I will primarily use to complete my goal. Note: Method may evolve as I go, and I will try to update with anything I may put into normal practice. I am mostly an auditory learner, so I will just be reading the passage aloud over and over again and over again instead of trying to write it - I have tried to memorize by continuously rewriting a passage, and it doesn't work well for me.

1. Read the current chapter straight through 5 times out loud every day.

2. Read up to the verse that I do not have memorized yet, and then read the verse I am trying to memorize 5 times out loud. Then look away and try to say the verse out loud from memory without any pause, or hesitation. If I hesitate at all or am not completely comfortable with it, repeat reading it out loud 5 more times until I can look away and say it perfectly without any struggle. Once I have completed that, move to the next verse and repeat. Continue until all of the verses in the chapter have been briefly put to memory like this (note this takes a lot of time so I will be doing it over several days).

3. Start at the beginning of the chapter again and pair up 2 verses at a time. Read 2 verses out loud 5 times. and then don't look and see if i can do it. then move on to the next 2 verses, and so on and so forth until the end of the chapter.

4. Start at the beginning of the chapter again and pair up 4 verses at a time. Again use the same method as before, reading out loud 5 times and then try to do it on my own.

5. Continue with 8 verses at time.... etc or until i have the whole chapter down without any hesitation.

6. Wait a day and first thing, without reading it at all, say the chapter out loud from memory and check myself if I hesitate anywhere or am uncertain. And then read the chapter out loud and see if I missed anything or if I have it down for good. If I have it down, Start the next chapter!

7. Finally, attempt to recite the entire book from memory! Very Happy


Question
My Definition of having something "Memorized":
When I can wake up in the morning, having not looked at any part of the passage at all that day, and be able to recite something perfectly without hesitation and also reference it, and then go and verify it and have it be 100% correct. (for me, I am not trying to know it so that I can write the passage down and have it be identical to the text in the bible with all punctuation etc.). Just going for head knowledge here. Thank you.
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Idea
HOPES, EXPECTATIONS, AND DESIRED RESULTS:

1. To have the satisfaction of accomplishing this.
2. To know that I have done something with my time that is somewhat worthwhile and not completely wasted.
3. To have access to this passage of scripture whenever I want!
4. To be able to meditate on it freely for the rest of my life.
5. To grow in knowledge and wisdom and grow spiritually.
6. To develop my character, to not be lazy.
7. To have the word in my heart so no one can take it away from me, here in America we can enjoy a bible anywhere anytime, but other places people cannot, and who knows if one day that privilege we have will be taken away from us.
8. To be more equipped, grounded, and sure of my beliefs.
9 To able to share scripture with others as the Holy spirit might bring a passage to mind to give to someone.
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:13 pm    Post subject: Experience log Reply with quote

I decided to make post a log on how I am doing as I progress through this.

Friday, April 30, 2010,
I am having trouble with Ecc, 1:6. A lot of the words are similar and tricky, and I keep stumbling on getting it down smoothly Cool. I have to admit the last few days I haven't the chapter 5 times like I said I would. This morning I spent a good 45 minutes studying and hope to make some good progress soon.

Monday, May 03, 2010,
Its been a few days, been very busy with military stuff, and its college finals week, and trying to find what I am doing for the summer, housing,job,finances, etc. I am mentally pretty mentally exhausted but managed to get Ecc 1:6 down over the weekend.

Sunday, May 16, 2010,
Ive been busy, moving into a new place trying to get a job/internship for the Summer, but have got chapter 1 down now, hopefully onto chapter 2 shortly! Smile

Monday, May 24, 2010,
I am so freaking busy this Summer 0.o Finding it hard to read everyday Neutral but I'm doing this! one verse at a time haha.

Monday, Aug. 23, 2010,
Just wanted to make an update: currently the Lord has been directing me in a new way and leading me into the ministry in a different way, and I have been drawn to put my time to that and memorizing other verses more applicable to that, it is kind of strange. I feel like at least at this time, Ecclesiastes will have to wait until I am grounded in the scriptures that I feel God is directing me to to prepare for. Every time I sit down to study, my heart yearns for studying these other verses.

Friday, March 25, 2011,
So much has been happening in my life and my walk the the Lord since my last post I have no words to describe it. I have created a website that trains Christians how to move in the power of God. It is time for the last great revival! This will train you how to preach the gospel effectively by allowing you to freely heal the sick, raise the dead, and cast out devils as Jesus commanded. Please check it out - www.afreeperson.com Very Happy
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