#5682 – Reclaiming Meditation

Good morning people who live full of God’s Word this year.

Psalms 1:1-2 NIV Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.

It’s your year to go deeper in God’s Word. Yes, you – it’s YOUR year of invitation into greater depths of wonder, awe and revelation that will come from more meditation on God’s Word.

I have often held the belief that bible illiteracy is one of the greatest woes in the modern church. Many Christians rarely read their Bible or just nibble on very small amounts daily. Without being legalistic, I clearly want to state that this cannot lead to spiritual maturity, which is something that Jesus requires of His followers.

The Bible is not a rule book that God gave to us to make us feel bad or to beat us over the head when we do something wrong. The primary character in the Bible is not you and it is not me.

The Bible is about God and His wonderful redemptive plan for the sons and daughters that the Father so dearly loves. The Bible’s main focus is to show us what God is like; to reveal His character and His nature and His glorious power.

Bible meditation includes reading God’s Word, praying God’s Word, speaking God’s Word and allowing the Spirit of God to reveal divinely given truth from God’s Word into your heart.

Bible meditation is not so much a momentary discipline, but rather, it is to become a way of living. The Psalmist writes that a blessed person delights in God’s Word, and they meditate on God’s Word day and night; continually.

Will you pick up the invitation of God to enter more deeply into Him this year through increased time meditating on His Word?

It’s time to reclaim Bible meditation as a non-negotiable priority in our lives.