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
4. Remembered, memorized
6. Absorbed into the core of his being
♥ meditate on it (ponder it)
♥ memorize it
♥ recite it aloud
♥ write it
♥ draw it
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?
Scriptures linked to Bible Gateway
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 couple of examples:
Psalm 27:14 - Don't miss the girl waiting behind the "W."