What does it even mean to fix God’s word in your heart?
And why should you fix God’s word in your heart.
Fix: To fasten (something) securely in a particular place or position.
So when God says this,
Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Deuteronomy 11:18 NIV
Perhaps, God must have a very good reason why he wants you to fix his words in your heart.
Several bible translations use different words to express this thought of fixing God’s word in your heart. Some of which are impress, lay up, memorize and place these words in your heart.
In all, God wants us as his children to fix (fasten) his word securely and make it seat well-positioned inside our hearts.
This is because, when we put God’s word deep inside us, his word will fill up our lives and hearts. Thereby causing us to stand out as light in a dark world, and also we can show the world who God really is when we have his word inside us.
What happens when you make a conscious effort to fix the word of God in your heart.
Firstly, it will dominate your mind and help you think the right thoughts. And as his word feels your mind, you get to know what God is thinking.
Secondly, it will guide you and cause you to make wise choices and good decisions. His word becomes a lamp to your feet and a light to your path.
Finally, it will change and transform your mind and help you see the masterpiece that you are.
And here are 5 Important Things You Must Do With the Word of God.
1.Tie them as symbols on your hands.
God’s word must be close to you at all times. Grow a reservoir of his words inside you. Wear his words like you wear bracelets on your hands. When you do this, you will always have the right word to speak in a difficult season or during life’s storms.
2. Bind them on your foreheads.
Think about God’s word when you sleep and when you are awake.
Remember how the karate kid takes a piece of cloth and ties around his forehead.
It is your responsibility to bind God’s word in and around your mind.
Meditate on it, memorize it and let it dominate your thoughts.
3. Teach them to your children.
How will your children know God’s word if you do not teach them? It is your duty as a parent to pass on God’s word to the next generation.
They will never know God’s word if they are not taught. It is your duty as a parent is to teach your child God’s word. Make a commitment to be that parent that will imprint God’s word in the life of your children.
4. Talk about God’s word when you sit at home, walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
The word of God ought to permeate your surroundings as a child of God. And it must always be an intrinsic of your conversations – no matter where you are or find yourself.
In addition, use the word of God in your daily conversations. Teach morals and values to your children using the word of God. Influence the people around you with the word of God. The bottom line is this. You should always talk about God’s word.
5. Write God’s word on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.
Can the world see God in you? Are you a light in a dark world? Can others see the word of God working in your life? Think about it.
Become a worthy reference of God’s word in your generation. So that when others look, they can see God and his word written all over and around you.
But most importantly, there is a reason why God wants us as his children to fix his words in our hearts and do all of those other things.
God says this,
“So that as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors.Deuteronomy 11:21 NLT
Will you begin to deliberately fix God’s word in your heart?