HIDDEN IN YOUR HEART

I have been blessed in the last five years with five adorable grandbabies! Anderson, Emma Kate,  Alexander, Bailey, and our newest baby MacAlister. Since the day these precious little ones were born I have sung “Jesus Loves Me” to them as many times as I can in a day. I am no singer, believe me, but I don’t think God cares very much about that and either do my babies.

When I sing, I use arm motions and facial expressions and I sing this beloved bible song at a zippy pace like the happy song it is and not like a dirge.

I like to sing quiely into the ears of our little babies. When I sing Jesus loves softly into Bailey’s ear he gets stone-still and listens with wide eyes. This melts my heart!

I often think of the tiny ears of all my grandbabies and pray that they will be guarded against foul, base and filthy things of this world.

Our family has started to pour into them what is good and wholesome and perfect.

The bible says …

I HAVE HIDDEN YOUR WORD IN MY HEART SO I MAY NOT SIN AGAINST YOU  Psalm 119:11

Even though all my grandchildren are very young, it is important to help them start hiding God’s word in their heart.

And not just them, it is important that we make hiding God’s word in our hearts a lifelong habit. When we are tempted or weak we need to be able to call on scripture that addresses our situations and be strengthened and blessed by it!

In Ephesians 6 God tells us how to dress ourselves for the day ahead. He tells us to put on the “armor of God”. And part of our armor to fight against the evil that will battle us every day is a sword. It is called the sword of the Spirit. Did you know that it is the only defensive weapon we are given and the only defensive thing we will need?

TAKE UP THE HELMET OF SALVATION AND THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD. Eph 6:17

Our defensive sword is actually the word of God!

In the book of Hebrews, the Bible is called a double-edged sword.

I do not want my precious grandbabies to grow up without the proper weapon to fight evil. And they will fight it I know. God says our fight with evil is daily hand to hand combat! So close is evil that we must fight it face to face!

I don’t want my grandbabies to be defensless!

And I don’t want to be left defenseless against evil either. And I bet you do not as well!

So let’s memorizing scripture so we can stand firm against evil when it comes! Sharpen your sword and hide God’s word in your heart!

For those of you who have little ones, below is Songs For Saplings. It teaches bible verses to little ones. You can find it on YouTube and it is on the Amazon Echo and Google Home too!

This is the A scripture…

This week’s memorization verse:

I HAVE HIDDEN YOUR WORD IN MY HEART SO I MIGHT NOT SIN AGAINST YOU  Ps 119:11

string with natural colored cloth hearts on on it

8 Comments

  1. Dear Yvonne — absolutely fabulous and timely post for our precious little ones and each of us. Thank you for the idea of Scripture songs and such a good example for happy songs for our kiddos. God bless in your ministries. Kindly….B

  2. Thank you so much for your inspirational thoughts. You don’t realize how much I appreciate and have
    learned from you. You are a true blessing to me. Thank you!

  3. Good morning. LOVE the hiding your heart piece, and i have shared with a number of people. I sing the same song to my 22 mo grandson, emmett, and he, like yours, gets eerily quiet and stops crying. Power of the Name of Jesus.

    My dear friend, suzy, was the Director of an excellent, Christian preschool in santa barbara, where our 4 went, and i was the administrator for a few yrs. She just retired, and is starting to write, “confessions of a pre-schhol Director” on a range of topics. I am helping he4 with it, and i just sent her your post today about surrounding children with beauty as a hedge against the ugliness that can be in the world.
    Thanks!
    Amy Macfarlane

  4. I don’t minimize the absorption of babies environment. Both my children are adopted and my daughter is half Hispanic. When she was about 2-1/2, I missed her so went looking, of course. And she was cross legged on top of my bed listening to the Spanish station on television. I asked her if she wanted me to change the station and she said she loved that one. There is no doubt in my mind that those sounds were familiar to her. She did this several times. We got her when she was weeks old but somehow she had heard those same sounds. There is so much we don’t know. I’ll always remember that.

  5. Thank you for your weekly teachings for sharing the most important thing in all of our lives! You make a difference in
    Mine ! Only when we get to heaven will we all know our impact for the kingdom!
    Bless you! Kelly

  6. I learned yesterday at a reveal party that I’m getting a grandson in July. Thank you for your mini-sermons and for this wonderful resource for the alphabet scripture songs. You are amazing, and I look forward to your Sunday post every week.

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