But his delight is in the law of the LORD; And in his law doth he meditate day and night (Psalm 1:2 KJV)
The Psalmist begins the entire book of Psalms, stating the man who does not walk with sinners but delights and meditates on the Word of God day and night will flourish like a tree.
Meditation on the Word of God is an ancient art that our modern generations often find difficult to grasp, yet it is a secret key to allowing the Word of God to take hold of our hearts. Please note the Psalmist did not say read or study the Word of God day or night. There is a place for reading and studying the scriptures, and I teach and emphasize those. However, meditating on the Word of God is not the same as reading or studying, though it can accompany these.
God’s Word takes root in our hearts when it permeates and influences our thoughts, feelings, desires, decisions, etc. His Word will do nothing to you until it changes the things you genuinely believe, or the ideas you keep, feelings you have, or desires that control you. Meditation is the secret tool to get this job done. If you struggle with believing the Word, meditate! If you struggle with anxiety or fear, meditate! The list continues.
Our modern lifestyle is a major enemy of this ancient mystery of meditation. Yet, there is no shortcut or an alternative route to making God’s Word take hold of our hearts. Engage in meditation!
Every single one of our devotionals has this section on meditation to emphasize the importance of this art. It is pondering and muttering on the Word of God. Please take a moment, think about what I have written above, and then mutter the scripture above repeatedly as you think about it.
APPLY THE WORD
Cultivate the habit of meditation on the Word. Please take a moment to learn what meditation is from these articles as needed. https://patrickoben.com/tag/meditation/. Even more importantly, start engaging in the meditation upon the Word of God.
Ask the Spirit to help you rediscover the mystery of meditation.