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YES! This will work for you...
even if you think you have a bad memory
If you think everyone else understands the Bible but you...or that...there must be a better way to READ God's word...
You're not alone!
It's the most common fear of Christians who read the Bible.
And my biggest frustration until God led me on a journey to show me a different way to...
My MMA Fight with Satan
I used to have a serious problem with mind-numbing anger.
Nobody escaped my emotional outbursts. Not my wife Gina. Not any of my 3 children. Not even my friends.
10 years after becoming a Christian and accepting Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, my anger was still a daily fight with Satan for my soul.
Satan had his claws buried deep inside me. Every step I took in my walk with God, I dragged him around because Satan will never let go if he has a chance.
Every day was like an MMA or Mixed Martial Arts wrestling match against Satan - who used every dirty trick to knock me out - take me down - and defeat me.
I knew God was in my corner coaching me, but at the time I was a new Christian fighter, and I was taking some skull-crushing blows from Satan.
Over the years I've heard similar stories of people who battle Satan.
For some, the fight is about their health. Or their family. Some are in a daily fight at their job or they struggle with money. Or some life-shattering addiction.
Some are in a fight to save their marriage, or maybe they’re even dealing with infidelity.
And when dealing with these issues most people are just told, “Read your Bible. Listen to what God is telling you.”
But if you’re in the ring fighting Satan everyday for your life...
...maybe you can’t hear God’s answer because Satan is punching you deaf in both ears!
If this sounds familiar, I can understand why you feel like that sometimes. I felt the same way.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
There’s a way to read the Bible, a SYSTEM, so you can receive God’s coaching, and knock Satan out of the ring, no matter what fight you're in.
God showed me this SYSTEM 30+ years ago…
...and it set my anger free and helped me find peace in my life, and peace for my family.
And if you keep reading, I'll explain how it can work for you too!
But before I share with you how I did it...and show you the system I use for reading the Bible, let me tell you a little bit about myself.
Wow! 12 Million People
My name is Drake Mariani.
I live near the "House of Mouse" (Disneyland) north of Anaheim, California with my wife Gina.
We've been married since 1965, and we're parents to 3 (now adult) children and eight grandchildren.
If you're reading this, you probably found me after reading something I wrote, perhaps one of the Bible reading plans I've published on YouVersion or Bible.com.
In fact, I was amazed to learn recently that YouVersion and Bible.com recognized me for having 12 Million people not only read, but COMPLETE one of my 35 Bible reading plans. This has been truly amazing that God has used me in this way. Thank you Lord!
Also, over 250,000 people in over 120 countries have subscribed and received email messages each week where I share God's word through my Bible memory ministry, MemLok.
In case you’re wondering, MemLok is the Bible reading and memory system I developed over 30 years ago and is recognized (and recommended) by top Christian organizations, pastors, schools and universities. Even homeschool educators. In late 2015, we released the MemLok mobile app which I'm pleased to say has been downloaded over 100,000 times to a worldwide audience.
Sitting in the Dark Waiting For God
Let me tell you about something I experienced over 30 years ago.
In my early days as a Christian, I'd turn to my Bible in search of inspiration to get me out of a dark place. Maybe this is something you’ve done too.
On this one evening, my search took me to a dark corner of my living room. Gina and the kids were asleep as I sat alone with my Bible.
Slowly I flipped through the pages, skimming through the books of the Old and New Testament, waiting for God to speak to me.
I waited, and waited. But all I could hear were the crickets in the front yard.
I sat there in the blackness of my living room, 100% certain God was speaking to me and 100% sure I wasn't hearing Him.
My frustration and impatience with all this was to the point if my ears started to bleed I wouldn't have been surprised.
And then, after what seemed like a lifetime in the flash of a moment, I slowly reached up to the lamp by my chair, turned on the light, and asked myself in a quiet whisper, "What was all that about?"
Slowly my frustration and impatience turned into a quiet, peaceful calm...
...and my fear of not understanding what God was telling me gave rise to a smile on my face like the dawn of a new day.
I laughed a small chuckle out loud and said to myself, "I know what You want me to do Jesus!".
From that moment I began the journey of my lifetime...
...and the system He led me to discover became my life's calling to serve Him.
Let me explain....
The Bible is Like a Map
But the Words are Like
an Email Reply from God
If you were to call me on the phone and ask, "Hey Drake, whatcha doin?", on most days I might tell you I just trimmed the hedge in the backyard or came back from picking up some groceries at the store, or doing something for Gina—my honey-do's—you know, honey do this, honey do that :-).
But then you respond, "Why are you telling me about your groceries? My marriage is falling apart, I might lose my job, and my son just got into a fight at school today! This isn't helping me!"
I'll explain why I think the Bible is like a map later...
...but it's important for you to see that a lot of people try to read the Bible looking for answers to questions they haven't properly formed.
It's like, opening the Bible and asking God, "What's up? God might just tell you a story about when He parted the Red Sea for Moses. And you're like, "Hey God, thanks for the story but that's not really helping right now."
God showed me that a better approach is to “Think about what you’re thinking about”. Some people might say to think about the thing that’s keeping you awake at night.
Are you struggling with fear? Are you or someone you know facing the challenge of a serious illness? Are your bills piling up and you can't seem to find a way out of your money problems? Are you and your spouse fighting all the time?
You get the idea...look for the thing which is always on your mind even after you shut your eyes at night before you fall asleep. Think about what you’re thinking about.
OK, now ask the question you REALLY want God to answer. This is not the time to ask God how His day is going. Get specific. Be direct.
Imagine your prayer as if you were writing an email to God@heaven.org and telling Him exactly what's on your mind.
This is your START POINT. Your Bible is a letter from God—like an email reply to the question on your mind.
Start with a TOPICAL Approach to Reading the Bible
Westerners tend to think linearly - like in a straight line. Point A leads to point B which leads to point C.
They open the Bible at Genesis and try to read it chronologically, but somewhere after Moses enters the story they get confused and stop reading.
Other cultures think differently than Westerners. They look at the Bible thematically or topically. It turns out the best way to dive into the Bible is to approach reading it topically.
Take for example the topic of "suffering", and let’s say you're going through a difficult time and you're seeking guidance from God.
You've now learned to ask God specific and direct questions when looking for answers. But flipping your Bible open hoping the answers you're looking for jump off the page as a sign from God is just a simple game of Bible roulette. It doesn't make much sense does it? It's like asking God, "Hey, what's up?"
It took me about 20 years, but I found 700 Bible verses which helped me receive God's answer to some of my most serious questions and problems along my journey.
Because it became confusing to keep track of all the verses, I classified these verses into 48 separate topics - like Hope, Fear, Suffering, Family Relations...
This TOPICAL APPROACH helped me to quickly read and understand God's message in a way no other method has been able to do….
And when a personal struggle resurfaces (as they often do), I can quickly jump back into a topic and revisit what God wants me to do in that moment..
There's a Reason Why the Books of the Bible ARE NOT Numbered
As I said before, Westerners think in a straight line.
Who wants to start a movie in the middle, rewind 15 minutes, then fast forward to the end before we watch the beginning? It would be too confusing, and frankly, not very enjoyable.
So what if I asked you to think of the Bible not as a movie or a novel, but as a collection of stories written by people who all had a connection to Jesus?
Think about it, there's a reason why the first 4 books of the New Testament are not titled Books 1-4. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were real people sharing their story and connection to Jesus.
So it's understandable why the Bible is difficult to read using a linear storyline. But when you use topical-based verses, you can quickly understand how each book and chapter of the Bible intertwines into the Bible's STORYLINE.
How VISUAL MNEMONICS is the Secret to Connecting with God
About 30 years ago I read the Bible verse Acts 13:2. To this day I have no idea what it was about that particular verse, but God directed me to study what I now know is called VISUAL MNEMONICS.
This is the science of using visual images to trigger the human brain to store and recall things from memory.
At the time God directed me to, “Create images that would trigger my brain to remember Bible verses.” I thought If I could do that, I could create mental shortcuts to memorize the verses I wanted to remember by topic - on demand.
I had already been keeping notes which let me think about a topic and quickly reference the verses in which God spoke to me. So If I could create a shortcut by thinking of a topic and having those verses committed to memory, that would mean I could connect to God's messages for me at, well, God-Speed!
I worked with an artist, and through trial and error we created images which made it really fast and easy to memorize verses. I found the more ridiculous and outrageous the image, the easier it was to remember a verse.
Let's Memorize Matthew 4:19 in Less Than a Minute
This is an easy example but it makes my point how this works.
Imagine a duck named Mee. We know the name because it's on the name tag. Mee is coming back from fishing. We know this because of the fishing pole. There is a flock of other ducks following Mee. And we know what they were fishing for because there is a man dangling from the hook.
Take a look at the image below and stack all those visual clues together. Smaller ducks following a bigger duck named Mee who have been fishing for men. This will instantly trigger your memory to say Matthew 4:19, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men."
Some images helped me to just remember the beginning of the verse, while others helped me to remember the entire verse.
Before you think this is the craziest thing you've ever seen, VISUAL MNEMONICS is based in science.
It took years to figure out the secret formula for creating images with “stickyness”—the type of image that helped a verse STICK in memory.
From Flashcards to Computer Software
I put the images on flashcards to keep my Bible topics in my pocket. I could review them whenever I had a few minutes during my day. Later I created notebooks and began to teach people how to use the system. Some of those are still available today. NASB, KJV and NKJ.
It worked really well—and the MemLok Bible Memory System started flying off the shelf—or more accurately, flying out of my garage.
We later added a Windows Edition where it quickly became a global hit, and in late 2015 we introduced the MemLok Bible Memory MOBILE APP for iOS and Android. The mobile app version has been downloaded over 100,000 times and is one of the best selling Bible memory products available.
We've always kept the system simple, easy to understand and navigate, and of course, suitable for all ages from 5 to 95.
In fact, users have reported memorizing over 650 Bible verses using the MemLok system.
Today MemLok is offered in the top 5 Bible translations—each with its own mnemonic memory image.
When You're Walking with God, the Bible is Your Map, But MemLok Can Be Your Compass
As Christians, we've chosen to walk with God. And God has given us the Bible, not only as a way for God to reply to our questions, but also as a wonderful map.
But having a guide like Jesus, and the best map (The Bible), is a more difficult journey if you don't have a compass to orient yourself to where you are and what direction to travel.
MemLok is like having a compass in your pocket to orient you on the Bible for your walk with God.
It's a carefully designed system that orients your brain to where you are, where you want to go, and in just a few minutes a day (during devotionals, prayer, or even waiting in line for a cup of coffee or tea), you can strengthen your walk with God and get where you need to go.
And along the way, it will trick your brain using VISUAL MNEMONIC science to remember the Bible verses .
Do you have a few minutes each day?
MemLok is Preferred by Thousands of Christians Worldwide
MemLok has been the Bible memory system of choice and sold to tens of thousands of Christians in over 120 countries.
The SYSTEM is recommended by our friends at YouVersion, the people behind Bible.com
...and The Navigators, an organization founded in 1933 and recognized as a premiere ministry in helping advance the Gospel. In fact, Hal Jensen at The Navigators said..."...the MemLok system is one of the best I've seen."
Shasta Bible College in Redding, California wrote
"We've used MemLok for years because of verypositive input from our students. It facilitates memorization of Scripture which we feel is important to a Bible college education and cultivates an effective Christian lifestyle.”
Associated Christian Schools International (ASCI) wrote us and said...“The [MemLok] system can easily be used by young children too, its recognized as a proven Bible memory method.”
Scott Lane in Houston, Texas wrote us and said...“This is truly the lazy man's way of doing Scripture memory! It's my 350th week using MemLok and it has changed the way I live my Christian Life!! I currently disciple men in 2 small groups in Houston Texas and challenge men regarding Scripture memory to count the cost before starting "Not the $$, but will you dedicate 5-10 minutes 5 days a week for the rest of your life?"
Pastor Jeremy Cox wrote and said…"I started today making my own scripture cards. MemLok Rocks!!! MemLok could easily go for much more than what you pay for it."
Surrey Garden Christian School in Gilbert, Arizona wrote...“We have used MemLok for the whole school, first through 8th grades, for years. We like how students are able to progress at their own pace. Most students learn at least 30 verses a year, with some already knowing over 100 verses in the past 2 years.The parents report back to me that rarely a church sermon is preached that their son or daughter doesn't give them a nudge and say, "I know that verse, Mom and Dad". Thank you for a great program!"
This is not a kid's toy. But if school-age children find reading the Bible and memorizing verses using MemLok a breeze, then it proves just how easy it is for adults!
MemLok is endorsed by home-school authors and publications such as: Mary Pride, the author and publisher of the "Big Book of Home Learning"...
...and author Christine Field in "A Field Guide to Homeschooling"...
...and of course MemLok is endorsed by the popular website, Homeschool.com.
So, Here's What To Do Now:
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I would honestly tell you not to change a thing. Do what works for you and makes you happy.
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