Meditate On God’s Word
7 Above all, be strong and very courageous to observe carefully the whole instruction my servant Moses commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right or the left, so that you will have success wherever you go. 8 This book of instruction must not depart from your mouth; you are to meditate on it day and night so that you may carefully observe everything written in it. For then, you will prosper and succeed in whatever you do. 9 Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged; for the Lord, your God is with you wherever you go.”
God Commands Us To Meditate
A lot of believers will not meditate because they think it will conjure forces of evil. Unless that is your intention, it is just entirely not right. There is nothing wrong with meditating, as it is the perfect way to talk to and listen to God. In Joshua 1 verse 8, God says we are to meditate day and night. God wants us to meditate because he wants to talk to us through our minds. He will speak to you when you have cleared your mind.
During meditation, you are in control of your thoughts. Thinking to yourself causes images and ideas that may fool you into thinking it is God talking to you. It is not God at all. This is normal for a beginner at mediation, and you will reach a time that you will let God take over your mind. God will create the images and words that he wants you to see and hear. You will go from a state of meditation to a state of contemplation.
What Does It Mean to Be In A State Of Contemplation?
Being in a state of contemplation when pertaining to God, means a “state of being, with a personal and experiential awareness of God’s love and presence.” In other words, you are aware of God’s presence, and he is ready to talk to you.
How To Meditate On God’s Word
Turn off all of your electronic devices, as these are your biggest distractions. Sit in a comfortable position or lie down. Close your eyes and relax.
Site a passage from the Bible such as Psalm 23:1-6
The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not ]want.
2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
3 He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.
Clear your mind and open up to receive God’s intentions. Talk to the Lord by praising him and worshiping him. God will give you a little bit, enough to keep you coming back to him for more.
Proficiency in meditation will help your mind stay clear and ready to receive God’s words and images. Ask God to take over your thoughts, and he will begin to encourage your efforts.
Write down everything God has to say and save these messages. There will be truth in those words as what he speaks will come to fruition. Do what the Lord tells you to do during this meditation session. I promise you will greatly improve your Quality of Life.