The Benefits of Meditating on the Word of God
"And in the morning, rising up a great while before day,
he (Jesus) went out, and departed into a solitary place,
and there prayed."
We all know that God speaks to us through His Word.
As we read the Bible and wait in the Lord's presence
the Holy Spirit will reveal God's truth to us.
But how and when does this happen?
Only through daily quiet time with God.
But how many of us use the excuse that life is too chaotic?
Or, the ever present,
"I just don't have time to read my Bible and pray."
In reality, our lives are already pretty orderly.
We set aside time for three meals a day.
We set aside time to work, a time to quit work.
We set aside time to sleep and a time to wake up.
The list can go on and on, but yet often
the needs of our soul are often overlooked.
This often results in nervousness, tension, worry,
unhappiness, frustration, burdened consciences and
especially lost souls.
The above verse tells us that Jesus
took the time
took the time
to meditate and pray.
Why is it such a struggle for us to
set aside time to meditate on God's Word?
We need to stop thinking of excuses and schedule a
"Quiet-Time Break" for our souls.
Many of us find the morning to be the best time to meditate
on God's Word and to spend time in prayer;
before the day's activity begins.
Others find a different time of day works best.
It matters not WHEN.
What matters is that we give our souls this break and
time away from our busy schedules.
When we begin to meditate on God's Word on a daily basis,
God's powerful truths will be applied to our daily lives.
It will turn us fully away from all the things that displease the Lord.
The objective is to feed your soul
to experience the presence of God.
I know that's what I want!
So how about you?
Are you going to find time to have a "Quiet-Time Break" today?
Psalm 63:1 is my prayer:
"O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee..."
Adapted from a sermon by my father Rev. William J. Behr