Wednesday, September 23, 2009

the tablet of your heart

deuteronomy 11:18 (esv)
"you shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes."

since the beginning of my walk with christ it has been my desire to hide god's word in my heart. although i am very good at memorizing things for a quick moment {to take a test, etc.} long term "hiding" is definitely a challenge for me. seven years later i'm still not good at it. i know how vital it is to my spiritual health & growth, that it greatly impacts the way i live & that it is my weapon to protect myself. if there is anything worth spending time working at i'd say that it is this: learning what the lord has to say. a {precious} recent lafayette grad, rachel hall, started doing this little trick to help her memorize scripture & i have found it to abundantly helpful. she {and now i} write the first letter of each word in the verse(s) that you are hoping to meditate on, on our hands. it is front of you {literally} all day long. it is a great reminder to keep the lord in the forefront of all my thoughts & to continually have his words on the tip of my tongue. i introduced this memory system to the little girls in bible study too & now we all walk around looking crazy with letters {that look like code} written all over us. maybe you are saying "jen, that does not look professional," and you would be completely correct. my suggestion if you work in a space where this is unacceptable would be that perhaps you try writing your verse inside your palm instead?

the one i have written on my hand in the pic is colossians 2:6-7 {which i can now write from memory}. "so then, just as you received christ jesus as lord continue to live in him, rooted & built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught & overflowing with thankfulness."

do you have any helpful hints on what keeps your eyes continually fixed on him? i always love to hear about new ways that i can keep myself living in the spirit all day long. i'm very weak & easily distracted, i have to have practical ways to keep myself in check & remember what i really value most.


  1. yay! i love this blog so much! i'm glad that my little trick has been passed along. i miss you and all the little girls so much. send my love (:

  2. This is a great idea! I will have to try it out :)

  3. this is a great idea! the thing that has greatly enabled me to memorize scripture is hanging it in the shower. i print out a passage, place it in a plastic bag and tape it up! it works great!!


i am thrilled to see your comments. please give me some more to be thrilled about...