This week in Sunday’s school, we talked about hiding God’s Word in our heart.
Hide God’s word? What does that mean?
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 free lesson we used on Sunday for a chart of how to count the cups.)
- Also, check out this post and this post, for more learn-it-by-heart ideas.
What ways do you learn up-lifting words?
Clip art heart in the Public Domain. Altered by moi and offered at Flickr.