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“Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.” (Psalm 119:97 NIV)
Meditate on God’s law.
When we use God’s word as an instructional manual for our life, we’ll fall in love with it. The reason we find His peace is because we meditate on His law. God’s promises will encourage you to face any mountain, weather any storm. Each day as you face new challenges, God’s word has an answer for you. If you don’t meditate on His Word, you won’t find His answers.
For instance, when I worked for Nautica, lay-offs occurred every six months. Worry about losing my job was a constant mental battle trying to steal my joy. Because I worked remotely, I was not privy to office gossip, which was a blessing. Gossip only fuels the fire of fear. I won the mental battle by meditating on this scripture:
“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:19 NIV)
Every time worry and anxiety tried to rear their ugly heads, I changed my thinking. By meditating on this scripture, I gained victory. Time and time again, I used God’s promise to squelch satan’s attacks.
Flip the script.
Meditating on scripture helps you flip the script on your thoughts. Instead of worrying about your problems, you focus on God’s answer. Below are some of God’s answers to our circumstances.
Need direction: Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
Need rest: Matthew 11:28-30 NIV
Need a miracle: Luke 18:27 NIV
Need love: John 3:16 NIV
Need forgiveness: Romans 8:1 NIV
Need wisdom: James 1:5 NIV
Need strength: 2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV
Need Grace: 2 Corinthians 12:9
Need provision: Phil. 4:19 NIV
Need courage: 2 Timothy 1:7 NIV
My pastor, in a recent message, talked about praying for something versus praying through something. Meditating on scripture during the day is praying through something. Instead of asking for God to do something, you’re meditating on what He will do in His time. Our dependence on God deepens as we wait for His answers. If we received everything at a moment’s notice, we wouldn’t appreciate what we have. Nor would we grow into who God is calling us to be.
Find one of God’s promises to meditate on today. Turn your meditation into prayer. Then, look expectantly for His response.
Question of the Day:
What promise of God’s do you need today?
Further Reading:Daniel 4:1-37 NIV, 2 Peter 1:1-21 NIV, Psalm 119:97-112 NIV, Proverbs 28:17-18 NIV