Our reverence for God grows when we reflect on His works and mighty deeds

Meditate – Part 2

Scripture Reading:  Psalm 119:41-47

Key Verse: Psalm 119:48

I lift up my hands to your commands, which I love, and I meditate on your decrees.

Let’s think more about this idea of reflection; or meditation.  When is the last time you slowed down enough to reflect on how your journey with Christ is really going?  Several benefits come from meditation.  First, it allows our reverence for God to grow when we reflect on all His works and mighty deeds, according to Psalm 77:12.  Secondly, when we take time to reflect, we will consider more than our own thoughts and ways by considering God’s ways (Psalm 119:5).  Third, our worship goes to higher levels when we reflect on the glorious splendor of His majesty (Psalm 145:5).

          Life, in our society, has a way of running out of control.  Modern times have provided many wonderful opportunities and options for us and our children.  Unfortunately, these options can so distract us that we never slow down to reflect on our spiritual journey.  Christ followers who are determined to make time for spiritual disciplines such as Bible study and prayer, can still feel too rushed to truly reflect on the Word as it is being applied to their lives.

          My challenge to us all is: learn to allow time to reflect on your reading of God’s Word.  What should we be thinking about?  We should reflect on the last few days of our lives to make sure we are living out the truths we are reading.  A once a week review would be good for our souls.

Father, you have provided truths for my life that I might live out your abundant life.  Remind me to reflect on my progress in living it.  In Jesus’ name, amen.

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