A few weeks ago we talked about using prayer, one of the four tools that God gave us to draw close to Him, this time I would like to go over Meditation. A tool that is many times over looked when trying to develop your relationship with God the Father.

In fact the bible gives many examples of using meditation as well as some of the things we should spend time thinking about.

Do you actually take the time to consider God? Do you think about what He is doing on the earth? On why He has called us and the amazing future that is in store for those who overcome and maintain their relationship with the Almighty.

Think about yourself:

  • How often to do you actually make time to meditate?
  • How often do you meditate?
  • How long do you meditate?
  • What do you meditate about?

Let’s look at some of the scriptures that might help us understand more about this excellent tool that God in His word tells us to use.

Genesis 24:63 tells us that Issac went into a field alone in order to meditate. He went out into a field alone at eventide(dusk). Notice he wanted privacy and quite time.

The Lord commanded that Joshua “meditate on the law that his way would be prosperous and he would find success:

Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Meditate day and night sure sounds like God felt it was important and He promised that prosperity and success would follow.

In Psalms 63:6 David shows us that he even meditated at night in his bed. Thinking about God and His ways can be done anytime.

The bible tells us to meditate on the works of God in Psalms 77:12. God’s creation, His plan outlined in the Holy Days and especially the primary work of His hands mankind and His First Fruits.

Psalms 119:15 tells us that David wanted to understand the way of his precepts. Thinking about the meaning of His precepts, how they work, why they are important will make you meditation more meaningful.

Also verse 23 tells us to study and think about His statutes as well. Think on the reasons for them and how they impact your life for the good.

1st Timothy 4 goes over many things to meditate on to be sure to apply. I will leave you with a copy of that chapter and verse for your review;

1st Timothy 1Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
4For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
5For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
6If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
7But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
8For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
9This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
10For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
11These things command and teach.
12Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
13Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
14Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
15Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
16Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
 
Remember brethren, we are coming up on very bad times very soon. God is going to decide shortly who is going to be protected and who will need to have the Great Tribulation to finish their testing. This is time when our relationship with God is most important to our future and our safety. Now is not the time to be Lukewarm. Meditation is commanded and for good reasons. Take the time, seize the hour as Mr. Mashio used to tell us. The work that was scheduled for this ERA of God’s church was to WATCH. And that with a sense of urgency.
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