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;