CONSCIOUSLY MEDITATE ON THE WORD – Pastor Chris
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success (Joshua 1:8).
For the Christian, meditating on God’s Word isn’t optional; it’s something you have to do consistently. The Lord, in our opening verse, outlined the importance of meditation and what it’ll produce in your life: all-round prosperity, and durable success. Sadly, some Christians would rather meditate on the challenges they’re facing than on God’s Word, not realising it’s the Word that can put them over and above the challenges of life.
Always meditate on the Word, not on the problems or circumstances. The challenges you face, and the circumstances of life are not real; they’re all subject to change. 2 Corinthians 4:18 says, “…the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” The Word of God is the unseen reality, the only sure and dependable foundation in life; keep your gaze on the Word only. Refuse to be swayed or moved by circumstances. See nothing else but the Word prevailing in your life, putting you over and above circumstances, and piloting you from glory to glory.
During your quiet moments, think on the Word! From thinking, mutter the Word; and from muttering, roar the Word! These are different levels of meditation. Don’t doze off while meditating; walk around in your room, and utter creative words that’ll shape and align your future with God’s perfect will for your life.
The world is full of negative voices and forces, but you’ve got to counter them by releasing the forces of life from within you; these are your faith-filled confessions. You’ve got to create your fruitful and productive life—your victorious life—with your words. No one but you can do this for you. Meditation is God’s recipe for success; do it consciously.
My future is secure in Christ; all things are working together for my good, because I love the Lord, and I’m called according to His purpose. Christ in me is my greatest advantage. I’m forever lifted, over and above the depravity and corrupting influences of this world. Blessed be God!
FURTHER STUDY: Isaiah 55:10-11; Acts 20:32; 1 Timothy 4:15
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN Philippians 2:1-18 & Isaiah 35-37
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN Titus 3:1-15 & Jeremiah 51
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