Hello fam! It’s Debby.
I felt slightly strange all week long when I didn’t put out another post on Wednesday. A week interval from my last post felt like a long time as I had gotten used to two posts a week. Mine! Glad to be here now though. I’ve been writing Examsssssss!

Today, I’m interested in telling you all about how to keep God’s word actively in your heart. Does it really stay in the heart? I’m not talking about being able to quote some of them. I’m talking about all-through-the-day meditation and application.

I’ll be going about this post by telling you the things that work for me. They aren’t exclusive and I’ll like to know what other suggestions you have in the comment box.

  1. Sincerity: I like to think I’m super sincere with God. I try to be. I tell him I’ve been finding bible-study difficult, if I have. I don’t pray because I’ve been told to, I pray because prayer is communing with him. You know how you’ll be glad to keep up communication with someone you’ll love to have as a mentor, someone who’s the buzz of your industry. If she/he spares you five minutes, you won’t use only two out of those five. You’ll even ask questions you already have answers to, just to keep them talking. God is so much greater than my inspiration or the next big thing. It’s a privilege to keep up the communication line with this brilliant artist, scientist, advocate, technician, teacher and more all in one. Whoa God.

So really it’s a privilege and you should try it. He gives Grace for you to study your Bible. Prayer isn’t boring (once you get past the first few minutes, sometimes). Talk to him about your disinterest in reading the bible. You don’t have to start the conventional way, nor use verbose language, No. Communicate with Jesus.
He’s ready to help ‘‘God, I don’t feel like reading my bible. I just feel like browsing. Smh for me right? Let’s try audio bible or what do you say…?’’. From my experience, before you’re through with your dialogue (don’t have your heart set on a monologue), you’ll have answers through a scripture that flashes by your heart or through sudden desire to read the bible. Be sincere. God is more interested in speaking to you through his word than you are even interested.

  1. Listen to audio bible: This! I learnt it from both my parents especially my mum.
    My first beautiful trial of this was through my campus fellowship. I was in 200 level or maybe 100 level. The bible study team gave us the audio bible – “The bible experience” to foster our reading through the New Testament in a short time frame. I enjoyed it! Listening and reading the same translation simultaneously is epic. It always transported me. Subsequently, I’ve used it a lot. You also need this and not some ‘boring’ audio bible narration. I’ve listened to some that are slightly unbelievable in how dull the narrators are.

The bible experience’’ gives you different voices for each character and another for the narrator, all the background sounds are also mirrored e.g If it says Jesus went to the market place, you’ll hear market chatter. I recommend it.

  1. Messages: I can’t say this enough I guess. Messages are wonderful because the preachers tell you from the sincerity of their hearts what they’ve understood over many years. You’re able to stand on their shoulders.
    Truth is, you get the most of a message by repetitive listening and not just one time.
    And as good as messages are, if you listen to many messages without studying your bible yourself, you may start to get confused. Why use the secondary source when you have the primary? What messages are to do is aid your comprehension of God’s word, help apply what you know in theory to everyday life, also give you theological perspectives etc.

  2. Sticky notes: If you’re cool with using sticky notes, please do it. Paste them by your worktable. As long as you sit there, you see the memory verse smiling down on you. When I don’t want sticky notes to litter the whole place(which I never want), I write them in little papers like the one below and rotate them often. One stays on top for some days.

Put it as your phone’s wall paper like mine currently is:

just stick it around you. That’s why God’s instruction to the Israelites was:

“never forget these instructions that I am giving you today. Teach them to your children. Repeat them when you are at home and when you are away, when you are resting and when you are working. Tie them on your arms and wear them on your foreheads as a reminder. Write them on the doorposts of your houses and on your gates.’’ Deut 6:6-9

  1. Make it your hobby: what do I mean by this? Don’t waste a moment. Since I got in the university I don’t suppose I’ve wasted the time used in re-organizing my wardrobe – I tend to do this quite frequently because, there’s no space ?.

Every single time, I click on ‘play all’ for whichever book I choose, often the gospels and I begin to hear Jesus instruct his disciples. I follow him through the synagogue and down to his meeting the centurion. Its an experience really. I recommend this. Never let a moment for rearranging your wardrobe or folding your clothes go to waste – seeing you’ve read this blog post. Again I warn, never fold clothes for nothing.

Listen to a message when you’re cooking. I was telling two friends yesterday that I’m afraid those on the same floor with me in my hostel will soon dub me ‘the message girl’. Every time I’m washing plates, I listen. Every time I’m cooking, I listen. That way, one point sticks and I get to meditate on it all night long. My mind has no free moment since I give it no choice. It picks up the things I’ve listened to and ponders. Try it; give your mind a new task!

That’s it! Basic but timeless. I remind myself of these things too when I start to slack off.
What do you use? Help us grow!
Love and Peace,


  1. Ogunyomi Omotayo Emmanuel August 4, 2018 at 11:56 AM

    This is so wonderful.
    God’s grace to you Debby

    1. debbyhub - Site Author August 4, 2018 at 12:07 PM

      Thank you!

  2. kaylaannauthor August 4, 2018 at 3:37 PM

    A great post Debby! I’m working on reading my Bible more often because you’re right, it’s the primary way that God has chosen to speak to us and I want to listen.

    1. debbyhub - Site Author August 4, 2018 at 7:43 PM

      Yes, it is!
      Thanks for coming over Kaylan. ☺

      1. debbyhub - Site Author August 4, 2018 at 7:45 PM

        Excuse me please, KaylaAnn ?

  3. Temilade August 4, 2018 at 6:15 PM

    Great! I would like to have an audio bible too.
    A good way I also keep the word of God bubbling in my heart is by not rushing through my bible reading or study. If a verse catches my attention, I stay on it till I get the deep message therein.
    Praying the scriptures is also a great way.
    Thanks for such an inspiring article. We keep growing in the knowledge of God.

  4. debbyhub - Site Author August 4, 2018 at 7:47 PM

    Yes, you’re correct. It’s really beyond religious observance so why rush through?
    Thank you too Temilade. I hope you’re having a great weekend.?

  5. Imnuf August 13, 2018 at 3:01 PM

    This is great!…. And I’m encouraged further.
    More grace as you maximize your time soaking in the Word! ??

    1. debbyhub - Site Author August 14, 2018 at 12:33 PM

      Amen! Thank you!

  6. Oluwatobiloba August 14, 2018 at 8:13 AM

    This is amazing, sincere and timely. Thank you so much, Debby
    Another to keep the word “bubbling” (I love the use of this word, by the way) in one’s heart is to remember the person of the Holy Spirit. So even in the midst of a full day, saying the name of the Holy Spirit reminds us of His presence and He is indeed present, teaches and reminds us of the Word of God per season

    1. debbyhub - Site Author August 14, 2018 at 12:35 PM

      I couldn’t agree more. Fellowship with the holyspirit.
      Thank you.

  7. Sisi♥️ December 10, 2018 at 4:19 PM

    This is beautiful Debby! Please I’d like to get the bible experience from you sometime soon?..
    I’ve found that the Word bubbles up within me more when I spend more time in prayer, particularly praying in tongues (edifying ourselves). It’s always a wonderful experience
    Thank you for sharing ?

  8. Sisi♥️ December 10, 2018 at 4:20 PM

    This is beautiful Debby! Please I’d like to get the bible experience from you sometime soon?..
    I’ve found that the Word bubbles up within me when I spend more time in prayer, particularly praying in tongues (edifying ourselves). It’s always a wonderful experience
    Thank you for sharing ?

    1. debbyhub - Site Author December 10, 2018 at 8:59 PM

      Glad to be of help Sisi Bori?.
      Praying is tongues does wonders actually. Wonders.

  9. justvou February 26, 2019 at 12:57 PM

    The Wallpaper idea is great! Never thought of it. Thanks for the idea!

    1. debbyhub - Site Author February 28, 2019 at 5:50 PM

      You’re very welcome Vou.

  10. Marvellous March 7, 2019 at 1:20 PM

    This is really encouraging.
    I love it!
    Thanks for sharing, ma’am. I’d love to get the Bible experience from you.
    God bless you.

    1. debbyhub - Site Author March 7, 2019 at 2:02 PM

      Thanks so much Marvellous. Any time.

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