5 Practical Ways to "Hide God's Word in Your Heart"

5 Practical Ways to Hide God's Word in Your Heart
"Why would God want us to hide His Word?" 

A German woman asked this question when I led a Bible study using Psalm 119:11
"I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you." 

English was her second language and I understood her confusion. So I explained that in this passage, "hidden" means "stored up," "treasured," and "laid up." 

I love the quote below explaining how the Psalmist hid God's Word:

"[He] not only heard and read it, but received it into his affections; mixed it with faith, laid it up in his mind and memory for future use; preserved it in his heart as a choice treasure, where it might dwell richly... a most powerful antidote against sin" (source

1. Heard & Read
2. Loved
3. Believed 
4. Remembered, memorized
5. Treasured 
6. Absorbed into the core of his being

Some practical ways to hide God's Word:
1♥  meditate on it (ponder it)
2♥  memorize it
3♥  recite it aloud
4♥  write it 
5♥  draw it (see examples below)

It doesn't matter how, but it's important that we do it!

Now, I'd love to hear from you--what practical ways do you hide God's Word in your heart?

One way I like to make Scriptures more a part of my heart is to draw them. I'm not an artist, but doodling helps me ponder the passage and it becomes more real to me. Here's a few examples: 









Psalm 36 

5 Practical Ways to Hide God's Word in Your Heart


12 comments:

  1. Hi Gail, amen, I know when I make the time and take the effort to absorb God's word, it always affects me positively. Thank you for the reminder to do so
    God bless
    Tracy

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  2. Great ideas for hiding God's Word in our hearts. For me, music--singing God's Word, learning Scripture songs, writing music to a verse-- really helps me hide God's Word in my heart.

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    1. Thanks for sharing the link between music and Scripture, Pam. I know that I learned an enormous amount of Scripture in the 70's when Scripture songs were so popular. It's a wonderful way to hide God's Word in our hearts.

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  3. I love your drawing! It's so creative! I can't draw at all! I mean as good as it gets is stick figures for me! I do think drawing would help me memorize though! Do you draw bible verses very often?

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    1. I don't draw verses often although I've lately started doing it more often. My 6 year old granddaughter loves to have me draw with her, and she loved this particular drawing, so I thought I'd share it. And it really doesn't matter if they are stick drawings if they help you remember. I should take a photo of the margins in my Bible...they are full of stick drawings, especially in the Proverbs. : )

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  4. I love your drawing, too--and I'd love to see a photo of the margins of your Bible! I agree with you and Pam--music is a great way to memorize. Steve Green has two CDs called "Hide 'em in Your Heart" that are songs straight out of Scripture aimed at children. I used to sing them with my kids when they were little--and they still bubble up from time to time. Great for grandkids, too!

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    1. Thanks, Marilyn.
      I think many of the things we do to help our children learn Scripture are the best ways to learn ourselves : )

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  5. I definitely enjoyed this devotional - and I LOVED your drawing! How creative!

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  6. "How do I hide God's word in my heart?"
    Memorize it. No better way to test our thoughts, be encouraged or encourage others.
    I use a visual form of memorizing to help with learning the verses. It is found here: www.memoryicons.com You can try it too with the 10 commandments. Look under the "freebee" tab. Neat drawing of Psalm 36. You must be a visual learner too, most people are.
    Thank you for the time and effort you put into your relevant, thoughtful posts. They set my mind on things above each day.

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    1. Thanks, Alison, for sharing these ideas/resources with others. I guess statistics show that about 65% of us are visual learners.
      God bless : )

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