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07/30/2011 / Kaitlin Zhang

How Meditating on God’s Word Saved My Day

Here is how meditation on God’s word saved my day.  This morning I woke up at 7:55am and then a wave of worry over came me like a tsunami.  I started thinking about all the things that are going on in my life and all the things that could go wrong.  I started going on the internet to frantically searching for solutions.  I was confused, freaked out, and rushed.

 

This morning I made two mistakes.

  1. I didn’t read the Bible first thing in the morning.
  2. I let myself drown in worries for hours and didn’t ask God for help.
4 hours later…
I realized it, I decided to stop and meditate on God’ word by taking a walk outside in the beautiful sun. A meditation slows my thoughts and points them back to Jesus Christ and His love for me.  I remembered that I need to trust God with all my worries.  He is in control and he will provide me with the best.

 

Meditation is simply:
  • a form of prayer
  • spending time with God
  • listening to God
  • being quiet   “Be still and know that I am God” – Psalm 46:10
  • thinking about God, his will and his Words
I don’t believe that sitting still, not moving and closing my eyes to be the only way of meditation.  I think it’s totally possibly to meditate on God’s Word while doing something quiet and doesn’t require much thinking.  The main point is to have your mind focused on God.

 

For example, here are some times that I meditate:
  • walking
  • sun tanning
  • swimming
  • washing the dishes
  • being quiet with my thoughts before church services
  • making art
  • dancing
Meditation is often accompanied by reading a scripture passage first because God uses the Bible to speak to us.
Here is Psalm 119, which is a great encouragement for learning about meditation.
    • Psalm 119:15

      I will meditate on your precepts

      and fix my eyes on your ways.

    • Psalm 119:23

      Even though princes sit plotting against me,

      your servant will meditate on your statutes.

    • Psalm 119:27

      Make me understand the way of your precepts,

      and I will meditate on your wondrous works.

    • Psalm 119:48

      I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love,

      and I will meditate on your statutes.

    • Psalm 119:78

      Let the insolent be put to shame,

      because they have wronged me with falsehood;

      as for me, I will meditate on your precepts.

    • Psalm 119:148

      My eyes are awake before the watches of the night,

      that I may meditate on your promise.

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