Monday, December 27, 2010

Scripture Meditation: Hiding God's Word in Your Heart

We become what we meditate on. The scriptures tell us that
a good man out of the good treasure of his heart creates
that which is good. If we become or manifest what we
continually think about, it is imparity that our thoughts
and meditations reflect that which is good, holy, and
loving. Fortunately, we have a whole arsenal of scriptures,
verses, and passages right at our finger tips that we can
meditate on daily. As we meditate on the scriptures or
inspirational passages, these words begin to drop down in
our spirit and transform us from within, beginning with our
heart. As we continue with the practice, whether it takes
days, months, or years, we will be changed. This is called
Scripture meditation.

Through Scripture Meditation we learn how to quiet our
minds and control our thoughts. The Bible tells us that the
mind is the greatest enemy of the believer. Our minds are
depraved. Our minds are unregenerated. Our minds are filled
with all types of evil. Our minds war against the Spirit.
Our minds want to be in control and if you are not
controlling your mind, then your mind is controlling you
and most of us are completely unaware of it. If we slowed
down our thoughts and just listened, many Christians would
hear a silent message playing over and over again. If these
mental messages are uplifting and positive, then we are
most likely attracting the good associated with our
thoughts. But for many people, our mental messages our
fear-based, debilitating and often laced with worry and
other toxic emotions. These thoughts which areplanted deep
within ourconsciousness cause us to miss out on the peace,
joy, and prosperity that God wants to provide for us.If we
are not monitoring our thoughts, it can lead us astray and
out of the loving provision of God.

2 Cor. 10:4-5; 11:3 "But now I am fearful, lest that even
as the serpent beguiled Eve by his cunning, so your minds
may be corrupted and seduced from whole-hearted and sincere
and pure devotion to Christ!

Through meditation or Scripture Meditation, we learn how
to:1) become an observer of our thoughts, 2) to quiet our
minds and control our thoughts, 3) reduce stress, 4) uproot
negative and destructive thoughts or patterns for positive
and empowering ones 5) be still and connect with God, 6) be
led by the Spirit instead of being lead by the flesh, 7)
become more Christ-like, because we become what we meditate
on, 8) subdue our flesh and reduce or eliminate compulsive
behaviors or conditioning.

With all those benefits shouldn't every Christian be a
meditating Christian? Absolutely, and what can be more
Godly than meditating on the Word of God. Joshua 1:8 tells
us that meditating on God will cause us to have success in

"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 "I have hidden your word in my
heart that I might not sin against you." - Psalms 119:11

What better way to hide God's Word in your heart than to
meditate on it everyday? And meditating on the scriptures
is very different than just reading them. How many times
have you read the scriptures and didn't understand them or
soon forgot what you read? By meditating on the scriptures,
by slowing and silently repeating them in your mind, you
are allowing the scriptures to seep deep down into your
consciousness where they can take root and grow. It's not
even necessary that you think about the meaning of the
words. The Bible tells us that God's word cannot return
void. As we hide God's word in our heart, it will take root
and grow a harvest of God's kingdom right here on the
earth. Jesus said I will keep thee in perfect peace whose
mind is stayed on me.

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