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Organizing the Inside – Day 334 What Do You Know?

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 (KJV)

Consider for a moment what this scripture tells us we know. We know that all things… I wonder, what is it that we truly know? To bring one’s mind and heart completely in agreement with God’s Word is to know.  To know God’s Word is to establish a relationship with it. Reading the Word won’t automatically give you a relationship with it. However, meditating on the Word of God will intrinsically change what you know and completely free your heart from fear and doubt. By meditating on the Word you establish a knowing (or relationship) with the truth that defies human logic. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 1 Corinthians 2:14 (KJV)

Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Psalm 119:97 (NIV) Through biblical meditation we can affect the course of our lives, because when we receive the engrafted Word of God in our hearts FAITH happens. So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17 (KJV) To stay strong and have peace in a world where everything that is wrong is considered right, and all that is right is considered wrong, we must make time to meditate.  To survive in a foreign land there are some things that those of us who are in Christ must “know.”

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Organizing the Inside – Day 268 Becoming One With The Word

But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in His law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, which bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.  Psalm 1:3 (KJV)

Meditating is pondering and thinking deeply within one’s self. To meditate on the Word of God is to stop and consider what you have read in the Word. Meditating is a way of recalling scripture that has been (eaten) read, by (chewing) pondering it, considering it fully and deeply then (digesting) accepting it again. By thinking deeply upon what you have read you are, (recalling) in a sense, preparing for the Word to be re-digested.

The word Selah found in Psalm is interpreted as a pause, signifying a silence or musical interlude. Selah indicates a time to think or a period to be still before resuming the musical performance. When meditating, you recall the Word and then you consider it in silence, then you accept it. This is more of a cycle or process for becoming one with the Word of God.

Why should you meditate?
Meditating is a way of allowing the Word of God to penetrate your heart. The very essence of who you are comes down to the condition of your heart. As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the real person. Proverbs 27:19 (NLT) As you mediate on God’s word you are being changed into the image of Christ, because the more you look at, consider and think upon His Word, the more you become like His Word. But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it. James 1:25 (NLT)  When your heart is guided by the Word of God, it will result in a godly lifestyle. If you choose a path of obedience, ultimately, you’ll find fulfillment in living God’s purpose for your life. Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23 (NLT)

A significant aspect of meditation is repeating the Word.
It can be repeating it either in thought or speaking it out loud. Meditating anchors your life in Christ, which is where God has planted you. The trees planted near the river are deeply rooted in place. These trees are rich and healthy with strong green leaves. As you organize your devotional time with God, if you haven’t already done so be certain to include meditation. It will enrich your life and keep you deeply rooted in Him.

Organizing the Inside – Day 113 Five Simple Steps to Prosper In Everything You Do

1Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. 2But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.

1. Don’t seek council from those who are ungodly.
In this world of complexities, decision making can be tough.  As a Christian God is your chief counselor, and you must make sure that you seek His approval above anyone. During your private time with the Lord is the perfect time to listen intently to His voice.  You can avoid costly mistakes by simply seeking counsel from the wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Prince of Peace.

2. Don’t spend time with sinners doing what they like to do.
The people around you are those who will most likely influence you the most. If you are spending too much time with people who are not serving God it will eventually affect your own relationship with God.
“Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.” 
2 Corinthians 6:17

3. Don’t do what others do by mocking and disrespecting people.
There are those who simply don’t rest or can’t feel good about themselves unless they are putting someone else down.  Stay away from these people, and don’t allow yourself to get caught up in gossip, mocking or tearing down another person.  Be aware of your own values and let those values guide the way you treat others.
Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God.
  James 4:4

4.  Delight yourself in God’s word.
Do you delight in God’s word? If reading the Word of God is not a delight to you then ask yourself why. Delighting in God’s law will only come about when you are ready to yield to His word. If you are still fascinated by the glitz and glitter and things of the world then delighting in God’s word will be very difficult. However as you set your heart on godly things and focus your affections on things that have eternal value you will find the Word of God an absolute delight.  Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1 John 2:15  Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Colossians 3:1

5. Meditate on the Word of God.
The Word of God is what fuels your life as a Christian. It’s not enough to read it once a day. By meditating on the Word of God continually you sustain an intimate relationship with God. Meditating on the Word of God is a way of processing the Word. You read it or recall it and then you think deeply on what you have read. Then you accept it and receive it, by digesting it. Then start that same process over again.  The more you mediate on the Word of God the more it becomes are part of who you are; this is a way of becoming one with His Word. 3cWhatever he does will prosper.                 

1. Read or Recall
2. Deeply consider
3. Accept is as truth
4. Receive it as living food