Memorizing God’s Word“I have hidden your word in my heartthat I might not sin against you”(Psalm 119:11 NIV).Memorizing helps us to hideGod’s Word in our hearts.When we hide God’s Word in ourheart, it means that we keep itsafe and close to us. God canthen use this memorized Wordto guide and help us when weneed His help.Example: Alexis wants to go toan arts-and-crafts camp withher friend Kelly.Can I attend athree-day arts andcrafts activity with myfriend Kelly this summer?Kelly said it’s goingto be lots of fun!I like the idea.How about if youkeep your bedroom tidyand dust the living room,then we’ll work it out foryou to attend theactivity?I like that!
For the next four days, Alexis makes her bed eachmorning and straightens her room after school.Alexis thenremembersto pray, andasks Jesusfor help.1Nehemiah 8:10 AKJVIt’s too muchwork! I probably won’tget to go to summercamp after all.Please helpme be happy toclean my room. “The joyof the Lord is yourstrength.” 1Grumble.
The Holy Spirit reminds Alexis ofanother Bible scripture she hasmemorized: “Seek first the kingdomof God, and His righteousness; andall these things shall be addedunto you” (Matthew 6:33).Prayer is your link toJesus. To make thebest use of the powerof prayer, it helps tohide God’s promises inyour heart so that youremember to claim themwhen you’re praying.