We call the Bible, “God’s Word” so this means we are hiding the Bible in our heart.
(If you’ve got a very literal kid they may wonder how one hides a book inside your body!)
How does God’s Word get into your heart?
It gets there when we know a verse (or verses) “by heart.” In other words, we have it memorized. This is not memory work like you would learn the facts for a test; this is a different sort of learning.
It’s the ability to roll right off of your tongue, a reassuring message from God.
This can be very useful when you’re faced with a challenge such as: Can I do this new task?
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
So what are some ways to “put God’s Word in your heart?”
- We used this one on Sunday: Learn the verse using Sign Language. We did this with Psalm 119:105 using signs for Word, Lamp, Feet, Light, and Path.
- We also tried this one on Sunday: Say the verse using different accents or enunciations. Try using a British accent, a frog croak, a cowboy voice, a mouse squeak, a cheerleader yell, a Southern accent, opera style, and underwater. What others can you think of?
- Use cup-stacking! (We also tried this one on Sunday.) Check out cup-stacking instructions for a 3-6-3 stack. (Refer to the lesson we used on Sunday for a chart of how to count the cups.)
- Also, check out this post and this post, for more ideas.
What ways can you learn up-lifting words?
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