I’ve been doing some format of what I’ve called “Monday Morning Musings” off and on for years. But, as I wrote recently, lately I haven’t felt like I’ve had a whole lot to say or write. However, even when I’m laying low and feeling quiet, His word still speaks. In fact, I’d say it speaks a whole lot louder in those seasons.
As I was writing the post about leaning on Him, I realized it was really more of a meditation on Proverbs 3:5 than anything else. And that is what I’ve been doing more than anything else lately…
Meditating on the word.
His word is living and active. His word is Truth. Unless His word had been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction. His word is the lamp unto my feel and the light unto my path. Heaven and earth will pass away, but His words will never pass away.
His word is eternal.
There was a time I devoured huge chunks of Scripture regularly, but even then I always joked that I was more of a “selah” kind of girl because I like to park on specific things the Holy Spirit highlights to me and chew on them for a long time. While I still always aim to be moving through the Bible in one form or another, I no longer stick to any particular time frame or reading schedule. Instead, I spend far more time meditating on the word.
And that is what has begun to truly transform my mind.
I have often said that the most neglected discipline in the Body of Christ is that of learning to take our thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ. Really, that means taking our thoughts captive to the truth. Taking our thoughts captive to truth means we need to know the truth and get it inside of us.
And how do we get truth inside of us?
By meditating on His words.
Reading and studying the entire Bible are great (and necessary) for context and big picture wisdom and revelation. But for personal transformation, truth has to be alive on the inside. In light of all this, I’m going to try something different for the next few weeks. I’m going to (attempt to) go back to posting on Mondays for a bit, but instead of a devotion or random musings, I’m specifically going to focus on His word and post a meditation on Scripture. I’ve already done this off and on through the years (see here for examples)–I just plan to be more intentional about it for the next couple of weeks. We’ll see what happens.
I’ve already tested this out a bit on the wonderful world of Facebook. (Insert sarcastic smirk here. I’m not a FB fan but have done live videos here and there as an act obedience to challenge myself in doing what is VERY uncomfortable :/) Since I’ve already used plenty of words to present the concept, I won’t actually post a new written meditation today but for anyone interested, here is the FB link to the “live” meditation I did on Psalm 37:3-7 this morning:
I also wrote on this particular set of verses awhile back. You can read it here.
Monday blessings to you all–may it be a week of feasting on His faithfulness!