“I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night.” -Psalm 63.6 NLT
Meditation has become such a confusing word in our culture that its meaning and purpose seem mysterious to many of us. However, meditation simply means a continued or extended thought and reflection. We can meditate on ourselves, on a television show, on homework, on our children, on our worries, doubts and insecurities. We can literally meditate on anything in this world—good or bad.
The highest form of meditation we can achieve, however, is meditating on God. We can meditate on God because of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross and the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Meditation on the Source of all that is holy, good, perfect and glorious will not only encourage us, it will revolutionize our lives.
Meditating on God and His Holy World is like forming an artery from His Spirit to ours, pumping our lives full of love, joy, peace, security and hope. And our spirit will literally change the trajectory of our physical, mental and emotional well being. God says that there is life and death in words, and meditation produces a supernatural language of Living Water flowing into us.
Are you stressed, worried, scared? Don’t meditate on the waves of life; meditate on your Holy Father, and I promise you’ll be asleep in the midst of the storm, flooded by the peace in your soul. Take time today to focus all your attention on your loving God. He has an abundance of love, healing, truth and beauty He wants to give you. He died to be able to have a relationship with you, so take that precious gift today and open it.
Grab your Bible, go to your closet, close the door and get alone with God. Whether you spend five minutes or fifty, I promise you that you will transform your day.
“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” – Proverbs 18.21 NIV