Wordkeeping - Keeping God's Word in Our Hearts

"Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee." Psalm 119:11

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The purpose of this website is to encourage YOU to become a Wordkeeper. Wordkeepers love the Word of God, and allow God to guide them through the truth presented in its pages.

What is WORDKEEPING?

Getting into the Word and letting the Word get into us.

Wordkeeping is the miraculous experience of receiving and retaining the Living Word of God in our hearts as a life changing power. Wordkeeping is truly Abiding in Christ, and letting His Word abide in us. It is supernatural, it is powerful, it is beyond description! You've just got to experience it to really understand it, and when you do, you're hooked!

Wordkeeping is the secret of success in the Christian life. Without it, failure, discouragement, and disgrace is certain. With it, glorious victory is guaranteed.

Wordkeeping is the experience of hiding God's Word in our hearts. "Thy Word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee." Ps 119:11. Did you think that this refers only to memorizing scripture? Oh, it is so much more!

WORDKEEPING is simply defined as putting the Word of God into your heart in such as way that it will have a powerful spiritual impact your life. This transformation process is called sanctification. This can only be done in cooperation with the Holy Spirit. This experience will be further described and explained throughout this Website. The details of How to Wordkeep will be taught in the 21 Days to Spiritual Renewal.

How do you PROMPTERIZE?

This is a very effective memory technique that utilizes the first initial of the word, providing prompts for memorizing the scriptures. It's an incredibly easy, fast and fun way to get God's Word into our hearts. We will utilize the method of PROMPTERIZING scripture to become familiar with it. The next level is memorizing, but this will not be required. We believe you will discover for yourself how easy and fun it is, and you will be memorizing automatically as you continue to PROMPTERIZE.

From my own experience, here are some of the thrilling benefits of prompterizing:

1. Prompterizing is fun! It has become such an enjoyable activity to me, that I prefer it over just about anything else I can think of.

2. Prompterizing is easy. The mind learns to "read" the prompters, so that the verse quickly becomes familiar. The element of stretching the brain makes it challenging and great mental exercise.

3. When the text is thoroughly prompterized, it is implanted in the mind so that it can be recalled easily. Even though it may not be word for word memory at first, the principle is there so that it can be used for a weapon against temptation. It can also be recalled in the night or during your work for meditative reflection.

4. Regular review of prompterized passages leads to total memorization. When I was memorizing without prompters, I found that I would experience burnout, where my brain just got tired of the effort, and I would quit for a period of time, maybe even months. This has not happened with prompterizing. I continue to enjoy it more and more, and stretch my mind more and more. The experience of prompterizing is what has lead to this whole concept of Wordkeeping. Through the enjoyment of prompterizing, Wordkeeping has become a way of life for me. Praise the Lord!

Note: While the Kings James Version is in one sense the easiest to memorize because of its poetic nature, it can all be a challenge to memorize words such as Shalt, wilt, shouldest, canst, thee, thou, ye, belongeth, bringeth, wouldest, couldest, haveth, hath, pleaseth, and so on. While some choose to memorize word-perfect, others are willing to let the form of the word be varied, if the root word is correct. In other words, if you quote Shall for Shalt, it will not affect the meaning of the scripture.

Sample Prompterized Scriptures

Mat 1:21

Assbfas, atschnJ: fhsshpfts.

Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

     

Mat 5:3

Batpis: ftitkoh.

Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

     

Mat 5:4

Battm: ftsbc.

Matthew 5:34 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

     

Mat 5:5

Batm: ftsite.

Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

     

Mat 5:6

Batwdhatar: ftsbf.

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

     

Mat 5:7

Batm: ftsom.

Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

     

Mat 5:8

Batpih: ftssG.

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

     

Mat 5:9

Batp: ftsbctcoG.

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

     

Mat 5:10

Batwapfrs: ftitkoh.

Matthew 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

     

Mat 5:11

Bay, wmsry, apy, assamoeayf, fms.

Matthew 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

     

Mat 5:12

R, abeg: fgiyrih: fspttpwwby.

Matthew 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

     

Mat 5:48

Bytp, eayFwiihip.

Matthew 5: 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

     

Mat 6:9

Atmtpy: OFwaih, Hbtn.

Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

     

Mat 6:10

Tkc, Twbdie, aiiih.

Matthew 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

     

Mat 6:11

Gutdodb.

Matthew 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.

     

Mat 6:12

Afuod, awfod.

Matthew 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

     

Mat 6:13

Alunit, bdufe: Ftitk, atp, atg, fe. A.

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen

     

Mat 7:7

A, aisbgy; s, aysf; k, aisbouy:

Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

     

Mat 11:28

Cum, aytlaahl, aIwgyr.

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

     

Mat 11:29

Tmyuy, alom; fIamalih: aysfruys.

Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

     

Mat 11:30

Fmyie, ambil.

Matthew 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

     

Mat 28:19

Gyt, atan, btitnotF, aotS, aotHG:

Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

     

Mat 28:20

TttoatwIhcy: a, l, Iawya, euteotw. A.

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

 

Benefits of Prompterizing

  • Prompterizing helps to focus on each word of the text, so you don't miss it. If you don't understand a word, look it up in a Hebrew/Greek concordance.
  • As you are reading the text carefully, slowing, prayerfully, asking for God to make the meaning clear to you, you begin to internalize it.
  • The text will stick with you because you have made it very familiar to you. You now own that text, and it becomes very meaningful to you.
  • Prompterizing will become so enjoyable to you, that you will find it easy to do.
  • Memorizing will be the next easy step as you continue to review your prompterized texts.
  • Because the prompts make the learning process easy, you won't experience the burnout that can occur during straight Bible memory work.
  • You will be able to recall these scriptures when you need them most. This is a tremendous blessing!

More Questions

  • How do we purify our hearts?
  • How do we renew our minds?
  • How do we love God with all our hearts?
  • How do we humble ourselves?
  • How do we obtain victory over sin?
  • How do we abide in Christ?

All of these we do by Wordkeeping!

What is a Spiritual Revival?

Do You Desire a More Fulfilling and Thrilling Spiritual Experience?

Here are the Components of a Spiritual Renewal

  • Recognition of Need -We must recognize our half-hearted condition, our lack of zeal and lack of earnestness in the things of God. Blessed are the poor in spirit, those that sense their need of a closer connection with God.
  • Reaching out to God - We must seek God with all our hearts, with earnest prayer, expecting and believing that He will keep His promise of giving us the Holy Spirit.
  • Repentance and confession - We must be admit and be sorry for our sins, recognizing the pain they have cause our Lord. Beholding Christ's sacrifice for us is what brings us to true repentance. As His love fill us, we become willing to turn away from our sins in His strength.
  • Readiness to learn - We must be humble and teachable, with the dependence of a child.
  • Ravenous spiritual appetite- By digging deeply into the Word, we will hear His voice.
  • Reception of the Holy Spirit - We must search our hearts for hindrances and invite the Spirit to come and take control of our lives.
  • Renewal of spiritual powers - We will then enjoy a spiritual revival, and rejoice in the presence and power of God in our lives.
  • Reorganization of Priorities - Being spiritually revived, we will continue to put God first, which brings about a reformation in our lives.

Why 21 days?

"Psychologists have concluded that it takes 21 days of conscious action to form a desired habit. However, if you miss one day, you will have to begin all over again and go 21 more days before your new habit is formed." Jim Davidson, author of How To Plan Your Life .

College Life: The Secret to Forming New Habits

by Maria Gracia

Ever begin doing something that you do for a few days, and then simply stop doing it?

For example, let's say you promised yourself that you were going to file papers immediately before they got out of hand, but then something else came up, and the next thing you knew, you had another pile of papers that needed to be filed.

Or perhaps, on January 1 you made a vow to yourself to exercise for 20 minutes every day. You exercised for a few days. But then, by January 5, you gave up.

This happens to everyone on one occasion or another. But, you really can start getting things done!

Next time you really want to do something, and you want to actually start and continue doing it, realize that doing it for one, two, or even three days in a row is usually not enough.

It takes at least 21 days to form a habit. This means that you have to do something at least 21 times before it begins to become part of your everyday routine. So . . .

  1. Decide exactly what you want to do. Write it down and post it where you can see it every day, like your bathroom mirror. Be as specific as possible.
  2. Schedule time to do what you want to do. Again, it takes 21 days to form a habit, so schedule at least 21 days on your calendar and don't let anything get in the way of your schedule. If you miss one of your scheduled days, it's best to start over and schedule another 21 days. You must be consistent and dedicated to doing what you want to do.
  3. Once you reach your 21 days, congratulations! Don't stop now though, schedule another 21 days, and then another and so on, until you do those things you want to do, without even thinking about them . . . like brushing your teeth.

by Maria Gracia - Get Organized Now! Want to get organized? Get your FREE Get Organized Now! Idea-Pak, filled with tips and ideas to help you organize your home, your office and your life, at the Get Organized Now! Web site http://www.getorganizednow.com Used with permission.

http://www.iamnext.com/living/habit.html

"Dr Maxwell Maltz wrote the bestseller Psycho-Cybernetics. Originally a Plastic Surgeon, Maltz noticed that it took 21 days for amputees to cease feeling phantom sensations in the amputated limb. From further observations he found it took 21 days to create a new habit. Since then the '21 Day Habit Theory' has become an accepted part of self-help programs. Brain circuits take engrams (memory traces), and produce neuroconnections and neuropathways only if they are bombarded for 21 days in a row. This means that our brain does not accept 'new' data for a change of habit unless it is repeated each day for 21 days (without missing a day)."

http://www.aristotle.co.nz/library/series.aspx?seriesId=61

 


 



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Created April 8, 2008

 
Jer. 29:13

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.