On Hiding God’s Word (In Your Heart)

by | Oct 26, 2020

There are certain “pastorisms” and other cute little sayings you hear when you grow up in the church.

Sadly, many times, these become almost second nature and are therefore easy to ignore…

I am “relearning” what it means to “hide God’s Word in my heart” these days.

A couple of days ago I wrote about the new app I am using to sing the Scriptures. It’s working out really well so far for me! It really is amazing how memorable music is. Almost effortlessly, you can begin recalling information—Scriptures—that calm your spirit and give you rest.

In this crazy time and place where we live, that has been nice.

I am currently working on writing a book called How to Fall in Love with the Bible.

The idea is this: It’s awfully hard to love something you don’t understand. So, there’s a chicken and egg problem. People don’t love the Bible enough to make the effort to understand it. But because they don’t understand it, they never fall in love with it.

See the catch 22?

However, hiding God’s Word in your heart—specifically, through singing the Scriptures—may be a way to circumvent the catch.

Think about it:

If Scriptures is being ingrained in your heart through music, it will be on your mind more often.

You will simply think about it more!

This means, in your thinking, you will constantly be driven back into the Scriptures. At least, that’s what seems to be happening for me.

So I get it—there’s almost nothing harder for a Christian to do than establish a habit of Bible reading and/or study.

But it’s vitally important. And, being the musically-inclined person you are, I figured you might just appreciate this musical approach.

Steve Schramm

P.S. It would not be out of the question to design your own way of singing the Scriptures in your church context. Worship By Numbers can help with that. Get in for free here: www.WorshipByNumbers.com

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