In the Bible we are told that it is important for us to focus or meditate upon the word of the Lord. ¬†Meditation is not something that many Christians are familiar with. ¬†The reason is that there is a secular way of doing it that is more of a taboo than a positive way of focusing our energy on the Lord and His word.
In Genesis 24:63 “Isaac went out to meditate in the field in the evening, and he lifted his eyes and looked, and there the camels were coming.” ¬†The NKJV Bible states that “to meditate may mean to walk around in thought…to do much more than contemplate. ¬†The idea is that one would reflect upon God’s Word in a thoughtful way, appropriating its trough personally and applying them to life.”
Joshua 1:8 ¬†“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. ¬†For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
Joshua was instructed to meditate upon the word by God. ¬†This was to be a part of his daily life. ¬†We should assume that it is also to be a part of our lives as well.
Psalm 1:2 ¬†But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.
To meditate in this scripture means to ponder by talking to himself. ¬†It means to mumble or to speak to oneself. ¬†Biblical mediation is focusing the mind on Scripture. ¬†In meditation we are not emptying our minds nor ourself, therefore leaving it open to invasion by whatever comes. ¬†Instead, we are filling our minds with the word of God and allowing Him and His word to permeate our inner being, spirit, and mind with His goodness. ¬†Making a choice to meditate means that we are taking the power that God has given us to focus on positivity. ¬†We are directing our minds in the direction that leads to life, health, and peace. ¬†We are choosing the way that we shall go and how we shall think.
The following is an audio clip that will give you some scriptures to say aloud in you time of focused meditation upon the word of God. ¬†I would like to encourage you to apply the word of God, by saying the words out loud in a relaxed atmosphere as you focus upon the Lord.
The scriptures that we will be focusing upon are…
2 Timothy 1:7
2 Corinthians 10:5