Where do you turn when your mind is full of clutter? When worry and anxiety begin to creep in. When a complaining spirit knocks on the door. When entitlement begins to take over and contentment grows dim? Do you turn to scripture? Or is it easier to get swept up in the hustle and bustle and forget to battle against these earthy wars?
I know too often I forget to battle against them. When we work on hiding scripture in our heart, the battle can become easier. When we can pull a verse from our mind and let it settle on our hearts, we are more prone to overcome our battle. I know I know, there are manny of your who think you can’t memorize scripture. You say you try and can’t remember anything you worked so hard to remember. I am going to join you and say that is true for me too. Some of your out there are simply amazing at memorizing. You can remember exactly where the verse is in the bible and look it up for us right on the spot. That is awesome! I wish I were like that. But I have decided that even though that is not my talent, my effort to memorize scripture is not wasted. God can still use what ability I do have for memorizing for good. Sometimes when I am fighting the battle against a negative mind, I will think of part of a scripture. I don’t have all the words right, and have no clue where to look it up, but I have a start. I can do a search on the bible on my phone and it will bring up different scripture that uses those words. Or google is another great resource. Even though I can’t remember the exact scripture and where to find it, I am still able utilize what I do remember for good.
Another way to implement scripture into your life is by little notes here and there. Whether it be a bible verse written on a chalk board, or a post-it-note above your kitchen sink. Putting something in front of you daily will help to fill your mind with scripture. Change it up every now and then. You will be unconsciously memorizing scripture by just having it around a place you work at a lot.
It is so important to hide God’s word in our heart. He can speak to us that way. We can fight away the negativity with positivity this way.
Scripture to ponder:
Pslam 119:11- “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”
Deuteronomy11:18- “Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.”
Homework for the heart:
Start hiding God’s word in your heart. Pick a few verses to meditate on and try and memorize them. Write a verse on a note card and place in in an area you will see if often.