Meditating on God's Word
"But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night." Psalm 1:2
Modern American culture is a performance-driven society, known for its busyness and its increased ability to deliver instantaneously. “How are you doing?” “Busy as always.” And if you’re not busy, it can send a message of failure. “You’re not busy? “You must be lazy!” Busyness is not a good excuse to keep from meditating on God’s Word, but it’s all too common. Most Christians know the importance of spending time with God. There can be many reasons and causes for our busy lives, but God wants us to seek Him first and meditate on His Word day and night (Matthew 6:33, Joshua 1:8).
Meditation is a combination of reading, reflecting on, thinking about, pondering on and speaking God’s Word as you’re in a relaxed state of being. It is a physical, intellectual and emotional activity, involving our whole being. Meditation places the Word of God in our hearts, renews our mind and transforms our lives; it is one of the greatest faith mechanisms we have been given for walking with the Lord.
Meditation refocuses us from ourselves and from the world to reflect on God’s Word, His nature, abilities and works. Meditating on God’s Word connects us with His invisible substance, brings us closer to Him, increases our spiritual wisdom, strengthens us, guides us and gives us hope and victory in every situation so we experience life at its very best (Proverbs 2:20 &22, Joshua 1:8).
Meditation on God’s Word requires time, outward silence and inward quiet. Our greatest inspirations and truths come during times of quietness, stillness, openness and reflection. Read a scripture a line at a time permitting the Holy Spirit to speak, be ready for Him to reveal the various ways of God’s Word. As you write down what the Holy Spirit reveals to you, speak it out loud in a personal, present-tense way; the Word becomes you and you become the Word. The key to renewing your mind, body, emotions and spirit is to develop the habit and discipline of meditating on God’s Word every day; make it a priority. It will influence your whole day!
Meditate on God’s Word
1. The law of the Lord is our relationship to Jesus Christ; it is written in our hearts. Jesus did not come to destroy the law, but to fulfill the law. We have been redeemed from the curse of the law, releasing abundant blessings upon us and the blessing to overtake us (Matthew 5:17. Galatians 3:13, Deuteronomy 28:2). Because of Jesus Christ, I am free. I am accepted by Him. I am highly favored. I am blessed to be a blessing.
2. “And He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water…” Psalm 1:3. A tree by the river never lacks provision. Rivers of water is a powerful and cleansing life of abundance, of energy, new ideas, opportunities, revelations and a continuous supply. God has planted me where I am with what I have and what I have increases. The Holy Spirit is my ability to receive new ideas and new opportunities. Thank you Lord.
3. “…that bringeth forth his fruit in his season…” (vs. 3). The season is our life. It is our turn to live in victory, strength and abundance. It is my time to have and do what is written in my heart to do. The Holy Spirit is my helper to have the courage to take a risk, dream, build, succeed and to be open to opportunities.
4. “…his leaf also shall not wither…” The Lord satisfies my mouth with good things so my youth is renewed like the eagles. I live in a quickened body with the Holy Spirit. Thank you Lord.
5. “…and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” (vs. 3). Because of Jesus Christ, I prosper and I am in perfect health. Thank you Lord.
Lord, I am choosing to take the time to meditate on Your Word for it is life, health and peace. Thank you for Your Word.