Monday, November 21, 2022

What Are You Thinking About Day and Night?

 By Andrea Merrell

Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure

to obey everything written in it.

Joshua 1:8 NLT


“Oh, I don’t meditate,” the woman said. “That’s spooky New Age stuff.”

How sad that the word meditation has gotten such a bad rap in today’s society. To meditate simply means to think deeply or carefully about something.

Eastern philosophy  teaches that we are to empty our minds, while Scripture says we are to fill our minds with God’s Word. 

The Lord told Joshua, "Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do."

“But I don’t have time for all that,” some people might say. One writer suggests that we should consider all the hours we spend driving, waiting in line, and being put on hold. How do we spend that time? Listening to a CD or the radio? Getting angry at other drivers. Worrying about all the items on our to-do list? Thinking about all that could go wrong?

The Bible says, "For as he thinks in heart, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7 NKJV). And we get to choose what we think about. The Bible also has much to say about renewing our mind, and it always begins with what we think about the most.

During this holiday week, ask yourself, What am I thinking about day and night? Then turn your attention to the Lord with a heart of gratitude and praise for who He is and all He's done in your life. And be sure to meditate on His Word both day and night.

Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving.               

Photo by Sebastian Knoll on Unsplash


Are you meditating daily on God's Word or everything that could go wrong? via @Andrea Merrell (Click to tweet.)

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