“Obey my commandments and live! Guard my instructions as you guard your own eyes. Tie them on your fingers as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart.” 7:3
What are some ways we can protect, prioritize and retain God’s word?
–Read it. Don’t rely on podcasts and devotionals (or this blog!) to tell you what God says, find out for yourself! Your mind will absorb and retain the information more that way too.
–Memorize it! I struggle with this one, but it’s important. Sometimes it feels religious to shove a bunch of Scripture in your brain when we have such easy access to our Bibles (and the internet). But mediating on Scripture and repeating it from memory is a beautiful thing and there’s no comparison to just reading it. I’ve had a lot of luck memorizing verses by adding a tune and making them a song! It’s fun, and helps you out when you’re in a pinch at bedtime and need to scrounge up a lullaby.
–Write it down. Is there a truth you need to see, and hear, over and over? Scrawl it on a piece of paper and tape it to your door. Your mirror. Your headboard.
Exposure to God’s Word is so important. Lately, I’ve been using the Bible app on my phone and using the audio setting to listen to Scripture. I’m a visual learner and I prefer reading it myself, but sometimes it’s nice to be read to as well.
What are some ways you remind yourself of God’s specific truths and instructions throughout the day?