Written by M. Larson

**What does most of your thought-life consist of? What would your full potential be if our thoughts, were centered on the things of the Lord?

“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock, and my Redeemer” (Psalm 19:14).

“Meditation.” Perhaps the word conjures up visions of gurus sitting cross-legged in reverent attitudes. Yet God’s Word tells us of God’s way of meditation. The psalmist declared, “I will meditate on your precepts and consider your ways” (Psalm 119:15). “I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes” (Psalm 119:99). “My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises” (Psalm 119:148). “I meditate on all your works.” (Psalm 143:5).

Here are thoughts that will lift us out of ourselves and help us to live more fruitful lives for our Lord. What would our full potential be if our thoughts, our meditations during our waking hours, were centered on the things of the Lord?

No doubt this way of thinking would improve our spirituality, our personalities, and our physical, emotional, and mental health! Proverbs 23:7 says, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” Certainly our thoughts affect our actions, our decisions, our health, even our whole course in life, don’t they? Where are we headed? Our thought-life determines so much!

Much of our thought-life concerns ourselves, doesn’t it? It focuses on our plans, our relationships to others, our problems, and things that boost our vanity. Sometimes we even lie awake at night thinking of these things. But of what real value is much of this thinking?

Rather, let us think about God’s precepts–His rules for godly living as recorded in His Word. Let us dwell on His testimonies–the lives we have seen changed by His grace, the prayers we have seen answered, the things God has done for us. Let us meditate on His Word–the rich wisdom, comfort, peace, and joy that so many of its verses impart to us.

Let us consider His works–the marvels of His universe, His planet earth, His mighty mountains and seas, and our own marvelously designed bodies.

Let’s not leave the meditation on higher things to those who do not even know our omnipotent Lord.

~Father God, Today I give my minds to You as well as my heart. Teach me to mediatate ob all that You are as I trust fully in You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Questions: When and where can I meditate on the Lord and all the things that concern Him? How can Biblical meditation change my life?

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