I wrote a few posts earlier about how our roots need to continually feed on nutrient rich soil. In 2016 the Holy Spirit took me on a journey of meditating. He would wake me up in the night with a phrase from a verse or maybe one word. He would give me rich insights as I was meditating. He drew out verses from my heart-reservoir that I had memorized, or that He had highlighted through my daily reading. That is why it is so beneficial to hide God’s word in our heart.
When I got up in the morning I would type what He showed me. It resulted in 35 short ebooks in seven and one half months. He then had me compile five paperbacks, making each ebook one chapter. Each of the five are of the same topic. For instance, “Victorious Garden: true heart forgiveness” covers many aspects of forgiveness.
We can mediate any time day or night. My best time is when everything is quiet, long before my day begins. Meditating is like a sheep ruminating. They ate earlier, but their shepherd then led them to a quiet resting place so they could re-chew their earlier grazing.
Psalm 119:15 says, “I will meditate on Your precepts, and contemplate Your ways.” Meditate, contemplate, consider, and ponder are great words to express how our heart thinks, feels, and chooses. We bring His word into our mind, roll it around in our thoughts, inculcate it, and deposit it into our heart belief-bank.
This is my testimony. I love these verses. Psalm 119:147-148 says, “I rise before the dawning of the morning, and cry for help; I hope in Your word. My eyes are awake through the night watches, that I may meditate on Your word.”
Here is another favorite. Psalm 104:34 says, “May my meditation be sweet to Him; I will be glad in the Lord.”
Meditating is a deliberate action to bring God’s word from the printed page into our heart and make it our own. Meditating weaves His word like threads intertwining in fabric. His cherished words become the golden threads in the tapestry of our lives that give brilliance to the dark threads of hard times.