Transformational Truths

A WORD ABOUT MEDITATION

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.

Transformational Truths

THANKSGIVING MEDITATION

Our thanksgiving should be directed to God who is the giver of every gift.

We recognize anything we have is better than we deserve. As we have a spirit of thankfulness, we are very aware our thanksgiving should be directed toward God.

God is the Source that has supplied everything for which we are thankful.

As we say our specific list of things for which we are thankful, let us speak those gifts with an acknowledgment we are in God’s presence. He is the supplier of all the wonderful works we have experienced. We even thank God for the good we find arise from the distress we’ve experienced. We know God’s hand has supplied our comfort.

An attitude of thankfulness to God points to His greatness, His goodness, & His glory.

The Lord has richly supplied for us and we give Him thanks.

Our heart overflows in words of thankfulness to God.

We magnify the Lord when we are thankful.

As this Thanksgiving Day comes to an end, let not the spirit of thanksgiving ever end. Revelation 7:12 says we will give thanksgiving to God forever. Let us keep practicing the spirit of thanksgiving so we’ll be ready for forever.

Sing a song of thanksgiving to God.