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Power of Meditation

Power of Meditation

by Steven Mills


    The great healing evangelist John G. Lake attributed his healing ministry to his meditation in the word of God.  It was said that he was never more than arms length away from his Bible. The word of God should be the most valuable thing in our lives.  Psalms 19:7-14 gives us a wonderful description of God’s word.  At the end of describing the Word of God the psalmist prays that the meditation of his heart would be acceptable to God.  He was talking about meditating on God’s word.


     What you meditate on establishes what you believe either for good or bad.  Meditation is close and continued thought, the turning or revolving of a subject in the mind, serious contemplation.  Thoughts that move our emotions establish our belief system.  When you meditate on things of this world then you will begin to rely upon the world and your ways of the world.  In the same manor when you meditate on the Word of God you begin to rely on God and you will walk by faith.  The things you meditate on are determined by the things you delight in (Psalms 1:1-3).


     People go after what makes them feel good (what they delight in) and they think on these things.  When you find yourself constantly thinking on something that is what you delight in.  It is impossible to be delivered from an addiction until you delight in God and His word more than the thing you are addicted to.  This is because you will always give preference to the things you delight in.  You will seek what you delight in.


     Matthews 6:28-34 says, when you seek first the Kingdom of God than everything you need will be added to you.  To seek the Kingdom of God you must delight yourself in the things of the Kingdom of God.  This delight comes by meditating on God’s Word.  Jesus had considered creation and his faith grew as a result.  If God takes care of the flowers and the animals how much more will he take care of His people.  We need a belief system that defaults toward God when things are going good and when things are going bad.  Where are your default settings? Are they on God and His Word, the things of the world, or yourself? What do you seek and delight in?  We need an action plan to make sure we are delighting in the Word of God.


An Action Plan To Meditate On God’s Word


  1. Develop a plan to delight in God and His word.  (Acts 17:11)

The men of Berea were diligent to search the Word of God daily to see if what they heard was true.  You need to make sure that we have a daily schedule to read God’s word and time to meditate on what we read.


  1. Go to battle for your mind.  (2 Corinthians 5:10)

You need to battle for the control of your minds because everyone of us will stand before God to give an account of what we did in this life.  Your mind is guarded by the Word of God. 


  1. Only meditate on good things.  (Philippians 4:8)

Each person makes a choice daily of what they meditate on.  Determine to only think on things that are pleasing to God.  Be very careful what you read and what you watch because these things determine what you meditate upon.


  1. Reject passivity and take action to control of your mind.  (2 Corinthians 10:4-6)

God has given His people spiritual weapons that are able to bring every thought into the captivity of Christ.  Meditation on the Word of God is the only way to take control of your mind and thought life.


     In the same way John G. Lake attributed his powerful healing ministry to his meditation on the Word of God we will also see the power of the Holy Spirit manifested in our lives as we meditate on the Word of God.  Make a commitment to God in 2010 to spend more time meditating on God’s Word.  As every member of the body of Christ meditates on the Word of God the church will be a powerful witness in the nation.

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