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The Leverage Daily Devotional 26-11-18

The Leverage Daily Devotional by Pastor Segun Obadje

Monday 26th November 2018

The Leverage

Meditating in the Word

Joshua 1:8 “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
Romans 12:2“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

What does it mean to meditate in the Word of God? What is the importance of meditating in the Word of God? Meditation is an ancient art of searching out the ways of God, such that we come into the revelation of the Most High God which He thought upon before the foundation of the world. It is a means of fellowshipping with God on the basis of His Word. We visit with the Father in the Word, so to speak. We travel in the realms of the wisdom of God and glean counsel for the moments for our lives. We then are enabled to deal wisely in all the affairs of life. Our opening verse, Joshua 1:8, shows us how to meditate in the Word. It says the Word of God shall not depart from our mouths, but we shall meditate upon it day and night.

What does this mean? It simply means that we start meditating in the Word by talking God’s Word to ourselves. You speak God’s Word to yourself long enough to have your mind capture the essence of your confession. Biblical meditation begins with confession of the Word, then you begin to think upon it. It says the reason you confess and think upon the Word is that you may observe to act upon the Word. Therefore, meditation in the Word leads to acting on the Word, which brings about bursting forth into prosperity and good success. Putting the Word to work requires meditation, without which it is impossible to live by the Word.

Through meditation, we come into intimate fellowship or communion with God. When you put the Word in your mouth and you say it to yourself quietly under your breath, and you begin to commune with God’s Word, it may not look like something big is happening at that moment but as you continue, your heart opens up to the Word and then the light of it breaks forth on the inside of you by the ministry of the Holy Spirit. But you have to permit the Holy Spirit to do this in your life. Why? He can’t work without you letting Him.

You have to let Him do it through meditation. When you open up yourself to the Word through meditation, the Spirit of God is given the right of way to work in your life, and this goes a long way in changing your mindedness; and that’s what it takes to change your personality, to change your life. Meditation is the classroom of the Holy Spirit; He comes to teach and enlighten us in meditation. Until we make room for the Spirit, He doesn’t teach as such.

 

My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I give good and steadfast attention to the Word daily; I open up my inner being to the Word through meditation, and the Spirit of God changes me from glory to glory. Amen.

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