‘ Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.’
This is today’s meditation for you to start the week! Remember last week we talked about the big question to ask yourself to check and see if you meditating on God’s Word truly in the way He’s called us to.
At the end of the day ask; “What scripture did I study this morning or at some point today?”
The answer to this question will be a great way to keep yourself in check and help you to stay intentional in how you are embracing and staying close to God’s Word. If you don’t know the answer, then you simply did not meditate on this Word enough, if you know the answer that’s good, that means you really thought on this Scripture throughout the day but I’m going to take this meditation one step farther.
If you can answer this question at the end of the day that’s great but another question to make sure you’re not just memorizing the words, “How was this truth applied to my life today?” It’s something to really think on, last week I caught myself meditating on Scripture by remembering what I read but that was just it, it was nothing but thoughts in my head. To really back the truths you read up and empower them with faith, it takes action to put them to practice. Or just start by asking, “in what areas of my life can this truth be applied?” Then, out of faith that God’s Word is LIVING, LIVE IT!!!! I ran into this problem last week thinking on 1 Thessalonians 5:18, talking about “giving thanks in all circumstances.” I felt convicted because I could tell you the verse at the end of the day but if you followed me with a video camera all day, it was easy to see that I was leaving it as just words instead of the LIVE and LIVING Word that it is. I went through that day complaining, and carrying a victim mentality throughout the day when this verse pointed me in a complete other direction. The next day, I prayed over it and made a point to be intentional about applying it to my life, my circumstances didn’t change but God moved His truth through me changing the way I handled them. It’s more powerful than you’ll ever think to experience what God’s Word is capable of, and the only way to ever know is to try it out, LIVE IT!!!