Meditate On His Word (Joshua 1:8 NIV)

“meditation is thinking over the verse over and over, seeing it from every angle and applying it to your own life. ” I love that phrase. The word of God is deep. So deep that while it may have one meaning that meaning has many applications!

Growing Up, God, and Being Busy

” Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” ~Joshua 1:8

What does it mean to “meditate” on God’s Word? When I was young this verse would puzzle me. Are we suppose to meditate like the Buddhists and Yoga people do? How do I meditate on God’s Word and why?

Well, I learned that “meditation” does not mean sitting in one place for hours on end saying “Ommmm”. When reading God’s Word, the Bible, meditation is thinking over the verse over and over, seeing it from every angle and applying it to your own life. 

This is one way it was explained to me: When a cow eats, it goes out to a field and eats the grass. However, to really digest the…

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  1. The closer I draw near to Him the more I meditate on His word. When I was first saved and trying to meditate on the word, my unsaved sister would say, clear your mind-think about nothing. What did I know, she’s the one who had taken a meditation class not me. So, I tried doing it her way but something did not feel right and I didn’t know what. Then I was, okay, is anything going to happen here or what? I now know that meditation is an interactive exercise with God and not something to clear my mind. I love how Lillian explained meditation of His word. It sure would of helped me when I was first saved. Thanks, Pastor J for sharing her post.

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