Hiding God's Word in Your Heart
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
If you ask my husband, he would tell you our closet could double as a store. Over the years I have accumulated a fair number of shoes, purses, scarves, and accessories. The truth is, I could live without them. There is something far more valuable the Bible tells us to treasure or store up.
In Psalm 119:11, the writer reminded us of the importance of storing and treasuring God’s Word in our hearts. He has made room and stored up the most valuable resource there is—God’s truth and promises.
We hide God’s Word in our hearts as we read it, meditate on it, memorize it, cling to it, pray it, and sing it. We store it in our hearts because it gives us strength. It protects us. Sustains us. Convicts us. And it also is one of the primary ways God is making us better, more like Christ (Romans 12:2).
In the busyness and messiness of motherhood, it’s easy to forget what is most important. We can let daily tasks get in the way of feeding on our daily bread. What our hearts need most is to be filled with what lasts. We need the power and truth of God’s Word to keep us going and to guard us from sin.
What will you fill your heart with today? What will you treasure? What will you make room to store up? Whatever you do, make it a priority to hide God’s Word in your heart!
Father, I believe that You are the God who speaks. You have made Yourself known to me through Your Word. Would You comfort me, strengthen me, convict me, and guide me as I store Your words in my heart? Give me ears to hear You and strength to obey You today. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Excerpted with permission from The Better Mom Devotional by Ruth Schwenk, copyright Ruth Schwenk. Last week to pre-order your devotional to receive beautiful bonuses including a pair of earrings from Mercy House Global for the first 300 who redeem their receipt! —> Click here for bonuses—> TBM DEVO.
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