Back in September of 2012, I began writing what I call “Monday Morning Meditations”. Because I don’t always have a chance to post first thing on Monday mornings, I changed the name along the way to “Monday Meditations”. This is a place that I share what the the Lord is teaching me in hopes that it will speak to someone else. While I am “Blogging through the Alphabet”, I thought it a great time to re-visit the meaning of meditation and share it with you.
According to Webster’s 1828 dictionary, Meditation means:
Close or continued thought; the turning or revolving of a subject in the mind; serious contemplation.
Don’t you just love that, “the turning or revolving of a subject in the mind.” Wow!! Reminds me of Philippians 4:8 where we are told to “think on these things”.
What do you meditate on? For me, it’s the things that fill my time. It’s my to-do list. Or what I am currently reading, since I really don’t watch TV very often. I mostly read Christian fiction so I like to tell myself that it’s nothing that could take my mind to places that it shouldn’t go, but in reality, I get caught up in the story line and find myself staying up late to find out what happens next. When I’m not reading, I think about the plot and the story line. I meditate on the book.
As I think about meditation, I realize that (for me) it’s okay to read fiction but I need to spend more time in God’s word. I need to meditate on what He has to say to me through His word. One of my favorite verses — one that helps keep me in check — is Psalm 19:14. It says:
Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.
I plan on being more intentional about the things I fill my mind with. I plan on meditating on His Word and on Him more. Won’t you join me?
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Joy to You!