I hope that you've had as wonderful an experience with Mega Memory Month as I have. The great thing is that even if you didn't meet your goal, your work has not been wasted--even a small amount of God's Word memorized is valuable truth embedded in your mind.
If you've accomplished your memorization goal, your tendency may be to put it aside with a sense of satisfaction. Do that, and you'll find that in a month or so, those words won't come to mind so easily. You wouldn't want to lose so quickly what you worked so hard to attain, would you?
The good news is, retaining your memory work from here on out requires very, very little of you. You don't have to look at flash cards, or spend time studying, or practice typing it out. Just say it one time through, every day. That's all! Do it while you're in the shower, or just before you go to sleep at night. Match it to an established habit so that the reinforcement practice comes automatically while you're getting dressed, while you're doing dishes, or while you're driving to work.
Recite it once every day from now until May 9--about 100 days. I know, it seems like a lot. But this is not requiring anything extra of you. No extra time, no extra struggles to remember. You already know it--just say it, just once! Some days you'll forget, and that's okay. But if you do this, trust me: not only will you remember it a month from now, when others have already lost some of their work to brain fog. Two years from now, you'll still be able to rattle off the passage you worked so hard to memorize!
So, are you with me? Once a day for 100 days--then it will be so much a part of your daily life that running through it again once a week or so for life will be second nature. It will stick with you permanently (or at least until your mind really starts to go!).
OK, enough with the pep talk and on to my celebration :) Below is a video of me reciting Milton Vincent's Gospel Narrative. I can't bear to watch it (does anyone actually like to see or hear herself??) but Steve says it went okay, so I hope hearing these words will be a blessing to you. In the interest of full disclosure, I messed up about three lines from the end and had to stop and correct myself, so we spliced the video. I've loved meditating on this truth all month, and I look forward to seeing how God will continue to use it in my life!