Meditate on the Word
By Emerald Barnes, author of the Entertaining Angels Series
Meditation. It conjures up images of people sitting in hot lounges on yoga mats with music playing softly in the background. They’re sitting there, eyes closed and chanting “om”. But let me tell you, when you meditate on the right things, your world can change. Meditating on God’s Word, that is what will change your world.
What is meditation? According to Google, meditation is, “the action or practice of meditating.” Or, “a written or spoken discourse expressing considered thoughts on a subject.”
When you meditate on God’s word, you get it down in your Spirit. When you mediate, you know without a shadow of a doubt that God is Who He says He is and will do what He says He will do. It builds up your faith, and it keeps you strong when the devil attacks (and trust me, he will attack).
The Bible says in Psalm 1 (AMP), “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And on His law [His precepts and teachings] he [habitually] meditates day and night. And he will be like a tree firmly planted [and fed] by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season; Its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers [and comes to maturity].”
He, in this particular instance, is “the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked.” That means if we do not walk in the counsel of the wicked, we are the ones who can be like the tree, unmovable, prospering, fruitful. We just have to—what?—meditate day and night on Jesus’s teachings.
God told me one night, “Emerald, faith is the key. It activates everything in the Kingdom.”
But how does one keep their faith built up? How do we stay faithful? We meditate on the Word. Romans 10:17 says it best. “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. So we have to hear (or read) the word of God to keep up our faith! And when we hear His word, we have to meditate on it, keep it in our spirits, in our hearts, in our minds.
Kenneth Copeland said in his and Gloria Copeland’s book, “From Faith to Faith: A Daily Guide to Victory”, “Keep [the] Word before you until you receive a revelation of Jesus as your healer or your deliver or your financier—whatever you need Him to be. Don’t settle for a shallow mental understanding of Him. Get a deep revelation and His grace will be multiplied to you!”
And the key to getting this deep revelation is meditating on what He’s said! Keep His Word in your spirit, in your mind. If He’s given you revelation knowledge or a Word, write it down, meditate on it when the enemy comes against.
Today, make a decision to get the Word in your spirit. Carve out some time each day to meditate and read the Bible, read books that will build up your faith. The Word activates your faith, and faith is the key to everything in the Kingdom!