Meditate—percolate (2)

January 9, 2023

‘I meditate on Your precepts and consider Your ways.’ Psalm 119:15 NIV

Let’s take this meditate-percolate idea a step further. (If you’re a tea drinker, substitute the word brew.) Maybe this will help you ease into meditation instead of feeling overwhelmed by the thought that you don’t have the time or discipline to do it. This is not an all-or-nothing challenge. Take small steps. If you have only ten minutes, maximise each one of them. You don’t have to read ten chapters of your Bible. You’re not doing a book report for school, and you’re not going to be graded on a test.

God’s Word is so rich with truths that you can take one verse, one phrase or one idea and let it percolate and brew in your mind, whether you have ten minutes or two hours. Instead of watching TV or constantly checking your phone for messages, just sit still, drink your coffee or tea, and let God’s indwelling Spirit interpret, enlarge, and enrich His Word as you roll it over and over in your mind. Think about it when driving or during lunch or coffee breaks. Some days you will feel like you have hit the jackpot spiritually; other days you will feel like you have added a little more to your basic Bible knowledge. Consistency is the key. Move slowly from one verse to the next, meditating and considering God’s ways as you go. Do this for one year, and you will have 365 Scriptural insights to draw on. Can you see how this could change your life for the better?

SoulFood: Isa 22-25 Luke 1:67-80 Ps 42:6-11 Pro 1:28-31

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2020

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