It doesn’t look like a hen sitting still… in one place… all day… is doing anything important, but a closer look proves she is providing her chicks warmth to ensure life. The same is true of Christian meditation. It may not look like anything is going on from the outside, but it is an important activity in order to know God better.
Consider the benefits and blessings of Christian mediations (Follow up from yesterday’s post). These are some of the blessings that God grants (In His time and manner) as a result of meditating upon His Word…
He makes it easier to bear hardship and difficulty (1 Cor 10:12-13),
He strengthens us in the midst of life’s most difficult times (1 Peter 5:10),
Our hope is placed on the eternal God rather than this quickly passing life (Heb 11:24-26),
We learn contentment the world cannot take from us (1 Tim 6:6-10),
We perceive the brevity of life with a view to eternal things (1 Jn 2:17),
We are taught that choosing best over good is of tremendous value (Phil 1:9-11),
We learn that God plus nothing is better than all the riches this world can offer (Ps 84:10),
Our hearts are insulated from the evil one (Ja 4:7-8),
We learn to trust God without reservation no matter what we see around us (Pr 3:5),
We learn that life events are working for us a weight in glory that is better than we can imagine (Ro 8:18),
We learn that everything that happens to us is for our ultimate good… from God’s loving hand (Ro 8:28),
We come to know that nothing… absolutely nothing… can separate us from God (Ro 8:38-39).
These 12 things are but a miniscule scratching of the surface of the benefits of meditating on God’s Word.
Turn off the TV. Put down the i-Pad. Remove distractions from you… and meditate long upon God, His Word, and His works.