I think I need to read Galatians again even though I just finished it. Paul has so much to say!!!
You could practically pick one verse a day to meditate on and you’d be good for a couple months.
That but the way is something I need to work on. I’m sure a lot of others do too. Meditating on His word. How often do you take a verse from the Bible and spend time thinking about it, praying it over your life, posting it all over as a constant reminder?
Some references on what I’m talking about:
Joshua 1:8 >>
And don’t for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind. Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it. Then you’ll get where you’re going; then you’ll succeed.
Psalms 119:55 >>
I meditate on your name all night, GOD, treasuring your revelation, O GOD.
Meditate: to engage in contemplation or reflection, to focus one’s thoughts on: reflect or ponder over. to plan or project in the mind
Not saying you need to sit in some yoga pose and chant (used to think that when I was younger). But to seriously take a verse or a couple of verses and pray over them, ask God to open your eyes and heart as to how to apply it to your life, asking Him to provide revelation, maybe even take a day where your whole goal is to live out that verse.
I don’t do this at all but I’m looking forward to trying!
How much better would we be as Christians if we always had God’s word at the forefront of our mind?
God’s word is the living word. The words on those pages are not just flat and dead, but active and applicable to our lives.
Take a verse tomorrow, write it down, carry it with you. Find a picture with the verse on it online and use it as the background on your cell phone, cause if you are like me, you will see it a million times each day that way.
Ponder this verse, pray for God to reveal himself in it, and reveal more to you than what it says on the surface, pray that He will make he verse applicable to you and your situations that day. Memorize it. Maybe you will have to spend more than one day on that verse. Some verses are more pertinent to us, and more impactful and therefore require more time.
Be accepting of the fact that sometimes, it could reveal things about you that you don’t want to deal with. Been there done that. But that being said, deal with these things no matter how much it sucks. God wouldn’t have brought them to life unless they needed to be taken care of! And He created you, so ask Him for help with whatever He brings to light.
I have my verse all picked out for tomorrow. Be looking for another blog tomorrow or Friday to hear about my experience. I would love to hear about what you guys picked and how it went for you as well!