(Today’s post is from my favorite new-to-me blogger. Her name is Lara Williams. If you’ve hung out at our little #hellomornings Twitter gathering at all, her smiling face is a familiar one. I love the depth and beauty of her writing. I hope you will too…)
His Words Buried Deep
I overheard her while I rushed around to beat the morning clock. My six-year-old getting ready for school while reciting Psalm 23, “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not wantâ€¦” heard muffled and peaceful amidst the routine.
It blessed me deep.
She’s not a morning person. I typically have to ease her into the day to avoid meltdowns or explosions. She’s passionate and fiery. But this particular morning, she awoke so pleasant. And she spoke the Psalm.
I cannot take the credit. Her teacher from last year instigated the venture. Each week the students memorized a verse until the entire passage was buried into those little hearts. And it apparently stuck.
As the final words fell out of her mouth, she hollered out, “Mommy, I remembered Psalm 23! Wanna hear?!” I listened again while my heart choked my throat.
The clock demanded we move on with the schedule, but He spoke loud enough for me to hear. And by His grace I engaged the moment. I told her that life will not always be easy, but that she can always believe these words.Â
The Lord is her Shepherd. He will always guide. She can trust that His goodness and mercy will follow her even when things get rough.
“Always believe Him, my child.”Â
He has proven this in my own little life. Seasons where hopelessness creeps in or fear drives a wedge, I am tempted to set my eyes on circumstance. But His promises of Truth slowly rise to the surface, because they are buried deep.
Each moment we have choice. We choose to meditate on possibilities or marinate in His revelation. Believe what we see or stand firm on what He has declared.
But for our hours and days to be affected by His Word, we have to know His Word. We must be in His Word, soaking it up. Then it spills out onto those little ones that are watching our every move.
His Word is life to our weary bones. It will be life to theirs as well.
Bringing it homeâ€¦
How can we practically encourage our kids to memorize and believe scripture?
And How do you purposefully bury His word deep in your own heart?
Speaker and writer, Lara lives in central North Carolina with her husband and three young children, ages 6, 4, and 2. “Life with little ones can get pretty crazy,” she admits, “but our home is a place where God has “shown off’ and redeemed the broken.”