Meditation is thinking about something deeply including considering it with extreme detail. We rarely have time to think these days. Our life is fast paced. There is always something to do, to watch, to listen to, take part in, and to attend. We rarely have time to focus on thinking about the details of God, His Word, and His Works.
There have always been distractions. Though in King David’s day when he was writing and thinking about Psalm 119, he didn’t have a cell phone to check in the middle of the night or first thing when he woke up. He didn’t have immediate answers to his questions via the Internet. Instead, he did things like this:
- Meditate all day on God’s laws. (Psalm 119:97)
- Wake up early for the purpose of meditating on God’s promises. (119:148)
To accomplish the meditation of God’s Word, we may have to do things different than we’ve been doing them. Thinking deeply about the works of God, ways of God, and wonders of God will enable us to hide His Word in our heart that we may not sin against God. We will be spared from missing the target by ignorance. So let’s be in the “know” of God’s Word. Here are some suggestions for helping us to meditate on God’s Word.
- Use index cards to write scripture verses. Put where we will see them such as in the vehicle, were we get ready, or on the refrigerator.
- Set an alarm on the phone to rehearse the verse routinely throughout the day.
- Set a goal of knowing the verse by a certain date, have an accountability partner, and reward system.
As we set a regular habit of meditating on the Word of God, we will see with greater detail His magnificence. Then, out our mouth will flow encouragement to others.
Written By: Anne Gurley