Do you ever have a hard time quieting your mind? Meditation is laser focused. When your mind won’t be still, switch to meditating on God’s word that has to do with what is keeping your mind disquieted.
Psalm 1:2 says, “…in His law he meditates day and night.” Verse 3 is the tangible results. It says, “And He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.”
Psalm 104:34 says, “May my meditation be sweet to Him; I will be glad in the Lord.” Psalm 19:14 says, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.”
Meditation is heart reflection. Think about these words: consider, ponder, think deeply, to contemplate, to mull over in your mind. It is certainly the opposite of instant and surface. It is wholehearted involvement.
Psalm 119:15 says, “I will meditate on Your precepts, and contemplate Your ways.” Verse 48 says, “My eyes are awake through the night watches, that I may meditate on Your word.”
I went through a season in 2016 where the Lord woke me up to meditate in the night. He gave me a phrase or a few words from His word. The results? In 7 1/2 months, I typed 35 short ebooks that came from those meditations. 27 are on Amazon. Then He showed me how 7 were of the same subject, and to compile them into 5 paperbacks. 2 are complete, 3 are yet to be formulated.
Joshua 1:8 says to meditate in His word day and night. As we meditate we are observing to incorporate what we are pondering: practical application. The result? It will make our way prosperous and give us good success.
Are you bearing fruit? Are your leaves verdant green? Are you prospering in all that you do? Here is the Great Physician’s prescription for a thriving walk with Him: meditation on His word which is sweet intimate communion with Him.