In this post I'll briefly touch on How To Meditate On God's Word and delight in His Truth.
Do you find, too often after reading your Bible or hearing a sermon, the truth that had captured for a moment can too often slip away, your attention and your affections then quietly fade amid the clutter and noise of the day?
One of the best ways I find to remedy this is to practice the spiritual discipline of Meditating On God's Word. This is by far a discipline that takes time and intention, but on the other hand brings great benefit to the soul.
We need to carve out time to lay hold of the truth of God's Word.
Isn't it so absolutely incredible how technology has brought God’s Word close and easy accessible to us? It’s on our phones, tablets computers and iPods.
We have almost immediate access to several versions of the Bible as well as a wealth of sermons and commentaries. Yet this same technology also threatens to distract us and drown out God’s Word.
Seems we have become a culture overly obsessed with noise and comfortable with clutter, there are many sources that brings input into our lives:-
- Online news feeds
- Twitter etc
Therefore, now more than ever we need to make time to meditate, and to dwell in God’s Word.
What Is Meditation
Meditation is pondering the Word in our hearts, preaching it to our own souls, and personally applying it to our own lives and circumstances. It is how we sanctify our thinking and bring it into submission to Christ—taking every thought captive. Paul tells us in Romans 12:
Taken From Wikipedia – “Meditation is a practice where an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness either to realize some benefit, or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content.
The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy, develops compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness”.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect” (Romans 12:2).
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer (Psalms 19:14).
When we meditate we think about God’s Word. We dwell on it and then as opportunities arise, we preach it to ourselves. We then inject it into our thoughts as we make decisions, and instruct our souls to choose right things and walk down right paths.
This is the essence of meditation. It is evoking the truth, embracing it and embedding it in our lives. It is intentionally focusing on recalling God’s truth that it might resound in our hearts and become that grid through which we sift and measure our thoughts and actions.
Meditation is a crucial Christian discipline and a vital means of grace that we must treasure and practice. But it is a discipline that takes time and effort.
Accessibility can never beat intentionality. Don't assume that having God's Word close at hand means you have it close at heart.
Ideally we should carve out time in your day to remember, time to ponder, time to preach to yourself. – Meditate!
The world around us can too easily choke out what is needful and good for our souls.
Try not to allow God’s truth slip away from you. Instead be intentional and diligent when you Meditate On God's Word.
Light ‘n' Love!
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