Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day." Psalm 119:97
"How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!" Psalm 119:103
"My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promise." Psalm 119:148
Do not speed read these verses from the Bible.
Speed reading the Bible robs us of joy and strength and hope.
Ask God to help you slow down.
Read them again.
When was the last time the Holy Spirit filled you in such a way that you found yourself meditating joyfully on the Word of God all day? When did the Word of God keep you up at night because you could not stop meditating on the promises of God?
It's been awhile for me. I read the Bible a lot. I seek to know God better through being a "student of the Word." But what if God's intention every time we read the Bible is for us to approach it like this:
"God...I can't wait to hear what you are going to say to me today!"
And then after we read the Word we meditate on it all day and all night with joy.
As I type these words I know this is the AIM. We do not read the Bible to become "good Bible students." We read the Bible in order to know and worship God. And when we read the Bible for any other reason we need to ask God for the gift of repentance.
May we be those who ask for supernatural grace to repent and supernatural power from on High to read the Bible in a way that leads to loving and worshipping Jesus, the Word Incarnate.
See you Sunday,