Take A Moment For Meditation

The word meditation makes many people think of New Age, sitting in a funny position and chanting. But the Bible says meditation is an essential component of a Christian woman's life.

The dictionary says that to meditate is to dwell on any thing in thought; to contemplate; to study; to turn or revolve any subject in the mind. I love the last part because it is very visual to me: turning and revolving the things of God in my head.

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. Psalm 1:1-2

David wrote about his own meditating throughout the book of Psalms. The Word of God, His laws and His promises, is to be meditated upon day and night. That doesn't leave out any period of time, does it? Whether we're just waking up, in the middle of our busy day or headed off to bed, we are to be meditating on God's Word.

But the first thought in our minds is, I'm too busy for that! I can't take time out of my schedule to just sit around and think!

If we make time for God and the things that are pleasurable to Him, we will be so greatly blessed that we'll want to give Him more and more of our time. He is faithful to hear us, to delight in us and to commune with us whenever we approach His throne.

I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands. I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah. Psalm 143:5-6

We could spend the rest of our lives meditating on the works of God and we'd never cover it all. David speaks here of an overwhelmed soul, one that craves the Lord - haven't we all been there before? His mind then turns to the blessings he has received from God and he is satisfied.

The joy in remembering and meditating on the great and wonderful things God has done in your life is unlike anything you could ask or think. They will wipe away all of the evil thoughts that tend to creep into our lives: doubt, anger, disappointment, depression, anxiety. The love of God erases them from our minds and helps us to focus on what's truly important - Him!

Start your meditation with a simple Scripture: Be Still And Know That I Am God -Psalm 46:10. Turn and revolve each word in your mind, thinking about its definition, its purpose, God's meaning behind it. Pray that the Lord will open your eyes to new and personal messages from His lips to your soul.

Then move on to other Scripture, blessings He has given and miracles you have witnessed. You'll be so blessed by God for the time you give Him that you'll be drawn to Him in ways you'll have to experience to understand.

Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee. 1 Timothy 4:15-16

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