The Power to Focus:
A Meditating Mind – Part 2
Scripture Reading: Psalm 119:98-104
Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.
We ended yesterday’s devotional with the fact that the Psalmist David chose to meditate on God’s law all day. He was refusing to allow his mind to think about the many other issues that could cause him stress or lead him into sin. The next few verses remind us why this was a very wise choice.
Psalm 119:98 testifies to the fact that this meditation made David wiser than his enemies that were always with him. We must realize that our enemy is always with us. The devil and all his imps are constantly trying to woo us into meditating on their suggestions. They are always prowling around seeking to rob our peace and lead us into evil.
The good news is, we can be wiser than our enemy! We can make the choice to meditate on the good and wholesome things of God. Remember Webster’s definition of meditate: “to plan or project in the mind.” Let’s make our plans early in each day of what we will allow to stay in our minds. Make a plan on the thoughts that will be the subject of your meditation. I would suggest you pick a scripture passage as your project of the day. Meditate on it. Write it out on a 3 x 5 card and carry it with you. When the devil tempts you with thoughts of worry or lust, you’ll be ready with your plan. The evil thoughts can easily be replaced with the scripture you’ve chosen.
Father, I will choose a project for today and make it the meditation of my heart and mind. I will honor you with my thought life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.