Throughout the year, life gets so busy with school, family, church activities, etc. that you may feel like, “I have no time to sit and think.” But that’s exactly what we all need to do. Psalm 1:2 says it will bless our lives to meditate on God’s Word.
What does it mean to meditate? To take time to really think about it; to think on it over and over. In Luke 2:19, Mary pondered in her hear the events of Jesus’ birth. We can “ponder” while doing our normal daily tasks—while driving, as we wait in a line, or while doing a chore. We need to weigh every word we read in the Bible.
Sometimes we fall into the trap of skimming through large passages of Scripture just to meet our reading goal–we’ve all been guilty of that before. Or we may be “reading,” only to get to the end of the section and find that our mind has wandered. One verse, that we’ve meditated on, can teach us more, and we can glean more from it than chapters that we’ve shallowly read.
God’s Word is rich and full of nuggets, but we have to be willing to put in the time and effort to meditate on it. That work will get us to the bottom of the meaning of verses as God reveals His Word to us. Philippians 4:8 tells us to “think on these things.” This takes time and effort, but the results are priceless.
Joshua 1:8 heeds us to meditate on God’s Word day and night (all the time!) so that it’s always in our mind and mouth. Through thinking on His Word, we can OBEY His Word and be prosperous and have good success. What awesome promises! The benefits are great and clearly seen; the hard part is to actually do it.
So start today. Take a verse and meditate on it. God’s Word will not disappoint!