“Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” (Joshua 1:8)
Meditating day and night on the Word is the man whom prospers in Psalms 1. The Word is powerful, living, and active. Personally, I drive an hour to work, and most of the time I am memorizing and mediating on scriptures, in that, I have been blessed to receive various understanding from that set apart time. Then taking those truths to build a bridge to learn how to practical apply them. As I embrace the art meditating on scriptures, I realize there is something that God is trying to say.
Life in general brings a host of different issues and scenarios. Meditation has become a vessel of freedom from many pressures and conflicts, especially in the battle of my thought life. Paul mentions, “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” (Philippians 4:8). Meditation has been one those outlets for clarity in an uncontrollable world, without becoming frustrated. Moreover, meditation is a chance to reflect on our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
What is paradoxical, we are in a society has more leisure option than ever, but in a whole, we are generally exhausted. With all the technology, this generation has limited discernment or value in genuine rest, and the pursuit of quality meditation time. Even God paused and created the Sabbath, which He meditated over His excellent creation.
It is essential to acquire some alone time, and process through the main concern in life. For me, it will require examination of all areas spiritually, physically, and emotionally. I believe that all these areas are important parts in the make-up of people, and need attention. Mediating is also helpful to monitor life and assist in better time management.
Be sure of this; the lack of reflections and pause will drain our private world of vitality and joy. We need a healthy balance, while staying busy is important; let’s also grasp the value of personal meditation time. Keeping the main thing, the main thing! Juan Mendez is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and serves now as full-time Chaplain. You can email Juan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily Bible Reading: Proverbs 3-5; 1 Corinthians 15:1-28
Think About This: An argument may remove doubt, but only the Holy Spirit can convict of truth. —Ravi Zacharias
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them by the skillfulness of his hands. Psalm 78:72