Hidden in My Heart
I think I learned the Lord’s Prayer about the same time I learned my alphabet letters. My granma used scripture to teach us about life, weaving in words of wisdom along with her lessons on how to love, how to live and just how much Jesus loved us.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
As I grew up and started my own family, I purposely sang hymns to my little ones as I rocked them instead of the silly children’s songs. Yes we learned the little spider and other songs as play time, but when it was time to show love and comfort, I always hummed or sang hymns.
Our little ones had memory verses to learn each week and they learned the Lord’s Prayer along with the National Anthem. We used scriptures for handwriting practice and dictation.
I have been blessed to have seven children that all have put on Christ in Baptism. Not to say that they have always walked in the light, but they always come back. I believe that this is partly because they know deep in their heart what is right and wrong. It tickles my heart to hear them singing the same hymns to their little ones now that most of them are parents.
Now that I am a granma myself, I rock those babies and sing Amazing Grace and The Old Rugged Cross to them as much as I can get them to let me snuggle. I also teach them that granma and poppop love them but Jesus loves them more than anyone else in the world.
Recently I received a new study Bible called Hidden in My Heart by Tyndale Publishing. Thank you Tyndale! I have enjoyed using this Bible for my study time.
Along with three translations NLT – NIV – KJV it offers questions that are meant for digging deeper into the word.
Also included with each section is a memory verse suggested from the text. I really like reading and comparing the different versions of the same scripture. Often it sends me digging deeper into the meaning of the variations and I find myself taking off on a path studying a particular word or phrase.
The Hidden in My Heart Scripture Memory Bible shares the following reason for it being published:
Scripture memorization grounds kids in the faith, equips them for the future, and solidifies relationships with Christ, family, and others. The Hidden in My Heart Scripture Memory Bible was created to encourage kids not only to read God’s Word but also to hide it deep within their hearts.
If you are looking for a new study Bible, I would recommend the Hidden in My Heart Scripture Memory Bible. It can be purchased online at Amazon or Christian Books. It should also be available at your local Christian bookstore. Once you purchase the Bible, make sure to go online to HimhBible.com and enter the code found on the inside cover. This will provide you will over 100 core memory verses that have been put to music.