5 Ways to "Keep" God's Word in Our Hearts

5 Ways to "Hide" God's Word in Our Hearts

Imprisoned for his faith, Haralan Popov went 5 years without a Bible. When he found one, he knew it would soon be confiscated by the guards, so he memorized large portions, “hiding it in his heart” (Psalm 119:11). 

We can and should hide or keep God’s Word in our hearts, too.

Here are some ways to do that:

1. Meditate on Scripture passages by looking at each word and phrase separately, asking God to give you insight and application for your life. 

2. Write the passage and read it each day for a week or a month. This is especially good when going through a trial or overcoming temptation.

3. Draw a picture of the passage with symbols representing key elements of the verse. See my 1-minute post on Bible Journaling and an example using Psalm 37. 

4. Write the passage in your own words (being careful to stay true to the meaning). 

5. Like Popov, memorize the passage. 

Leave a comment and tell me ways that you hide God’s Word in your heart. And please check out a poem I wrote about this subject: A Woman of the Word


Free Subscription to 1-Minute Bible Love Notes
Why not add some more of God's Word to your schedule by having a 1-minute devotion delivered to your email each weekday. Sign up for a free subscription to Bible Love Notes and get a free e-booklet. Find out more HERE.


5 Ways to "Hide" God's Word in Our Hearts

Bible Love Notes

14 comments:

  1. Gail - your poem has brought tears to my eyes. It's really beautiful. You have so much to share.

    I hope you don't mind but please may I print it off and pop it in my Bible?

    I had a Christian friend (she has since gone to be with the Lord) but her Bible was falling apart from usage. The minister used her Bible at her funeral to highlight her love of the Lord and His Word.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Bless you, Wendy, for such an encouraging comment. Of course you can print this for your Bible Study. Thanks for asking. My mother's Bible is a good example of this poem...she went to be with the Lord 20 years ago, but I still enjoy the "treasures" written in the margins of her Bible.

    ReplyDelete
  3. thank you for this challenge, Gail. I regret not memorizing scripture more when I was younger. Now it seems much harder, but I love your suggestions on how to make it easier.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Very good advice. The older I get, the more challenging it becomes to memorize anything.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Dear Gail, I love your love notes, this one is an example to all of us. I have bad memory, but I am going to use this to guide me, so I can help others even when I don't have my Bible handy.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love this post, Gail--truth so beautifully expressed, and with practical, meaningful and powerful application! Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thank you Gail. Appreciated.

    ReplyDelete
  8. ��For me, songs is the best way to remember Bible verses. There are tons of "children's" songs to help them learn scripture. I have so many of them rolling around up there from singing them with my children. Everytime I begin to hear or read one of those verses, the song comes up and I can't help but to sing it.
    I have also tried putting my very own tune to a verse that I wanted to remember. Music is a very effective tool. ��

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love this poem. And the purpose.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I have been practicing this discipline for many years. A partner or small group to hold you accountable to be memorizing scripture is very helpful. I love how God encourages me or exhorts me from the His words when I am no where near my Bible so the discipline is well with the effort!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I agree with Donna. Scripture songs are a wonderful way for me to hide His word in my heart. Steve Green has two CDs called "Hide 'em in Your Heart" for children, which I highly recommend. Also, the Maranatha Singers had some great Scripture songs. Thanks for this great post, Gail!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I also listen to praise and worship music while i am driving my long commute back and forth from work and at home. I also know there is bible podcast you can listen to as well.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Thanks so much...reading your emails uplift me...and they help me to keep on trusting God♥

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...