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 on Pinterest HERE)

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? (Scroll down to see some examples of creative journaling below.)


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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. Bible Love Notes has a creative journaling group on Facebook if you'd like to join: Jesus Journaling. Here's a few examples: 

Psalm 36 

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


  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

  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.

    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.

  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?

    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. : )

  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!

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

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

  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.

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

  7. Amazing, I'm definitely gonna take the time to try these today.

    What I do? I write novels, and make characters similar to bible inspired heros, have them go through amazing battles that can only be overrcom by faith ;)


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