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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.