Meditation Will Help You Develop Spiritually
Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all (1 Timothy 4:15).
Meditation is God’s method for the believer to develop spiritually. Meditation takes the Word and drops it from the head to the heart. Ten to Fifteen minutes spent daily in meditation will build the Word into your spirit. Faith will blossom. Intimacy with God will increase.
I spend time daily meditating the Word. I frequently meditate on faith, healing, answered prayer, who I am in Christ, on the love of God, and on scriptures that deal with personal relationships. We’re to let the Word of Christ dwell in us richly (Colossians 3:16).
To bear the point of the importance of meditating in the Word, I’ll end today with these scriptures referring to meditation. Remember that the Hebrew word for meditation means to growl, utter, or moan as well as meditate or muse. Meditation involves a muttering sound from reading half aloud or conversing with oneself.
Take the Word into your mind slowly, and mutter it to yourself. Mutter and think over a scripture and let the nuances of meaning it has for your life flood your thoughts. Meditation gives Spiritual wisdom. And wisdom is the ability to use the knowledge you acquire.
Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still (Psalm 4:4).
When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches (Psalm 63:6).
I call to remembrance my song in the night; I meditate within my heart, and my spirit makes diligent search (Psalm 77:6).
I will meditate on Your precepts, and contemplate Your ways (Psalm 119:15).
Make me understand the way of Your precepts; so shall I meditate on Your wonderful works (Psalm 119:27).
My hands also I will lift up to Your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on Your statutes (Psalm 119:48).
Let the proud be ashamed, for they treated me wrongfully with falsehood; but I will meditate on Your precepts (Psalm 119:78).
My eyes are awake through the night watches, that I may meditate on Your word (Psalm 119:148).
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I muse on the work of Your hands (Psalm 143:5).
I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wondrous works (Psalm 145:5).
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy — meditate on these things (Philippians 4:8).