Friday, November 9, 2018

21 Day Devotional: Day 5: Meditation.

Meditation does not mean sitting cross-legged on the floor and chanting “oooohhhhmmmm”.

Meditation is pondering.  Memorizing.  Going over and over and over a thought in your mind.

God declares that we are to meditate on His Word.

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth; but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it.  For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” (Joshua 1:8)

God desires us to focus on His Word, not on our problems.  To focus on Him, and not on ourselves.

Have you ever worried about something?  A hurt?  A problem?  A situation?  You found yourself thinking about it all day long, every day?  If you have ever worried, then you already know how to meditate!  Just change what you’re thinking about to be God’s Word and His promise, not that problem!

Take a scripture, write it on your index card, and carry it with you today.  Look at it throughout the day.  Repeat it to yourself over and over.  Think about its meaning.  This is meditation and memorization of scripture.  You are hiding God’s Word in your heart.

Today’s reading is John Chapter 5.  One verse you could ponder, and meditate on today is verse 24.

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgement, but has passed from death into life.”

What does this verse mean to you today?

Read John Chapter 5.

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