Over the past few days I've been noticing a theme of verses I keep re-reading. When I told Peter, my fiancé, about it, and how I kept reading the same two chapters in the Bible over and over again, he said, "Thats meditating on the Word." It challanged me when he said it that way. It is true that I think about God and His word a lot, but to take it the next step and read the same things over and over again? Yes, that is meditating.
There are a few verses that touch on this:
I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.
My eyes are awake through the night watches, That I may meditate on Your word.
Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You.
This Book...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.
And one that has truly been on my mind the most:
If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
Check out the promises tied in with keeping His words in us! " For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success " and "you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. "
Wow. So if I want prosperity, success, and the things I ask of God to be granted, I must be in His word. I must meditate on His word and abide in it.
Because God takes care of those who are in relationship with Him. The only way to be in relationship with God is to know Him. And the only way to know God is to spend time with Him--to listen to what He says, to read His words.