But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night.
-Psalm 1:2 NLT
All through the Psalms you are instructed to “meditate” on God’s word. Big word, simple meaning: to think on contemplatively, to consider or ponder.
If it’s not been your practice, try it today. Read Psalm 1. Write it down and carry it with you. Take time throughout the day, as often as you can, to find a corner by yourself and clear your mind. Take a deep breath (no need for the Yoga pose and strange chanting melody) and reread the Psalm. Let each word sink in as you make a conscious effort to “hear” it. Let it play over and over as you fix your eyes on Jesus and ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten you.
“Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.” (Psalm 1:1-6 ESV)
Ask Holy Spirit to open your understanding to the words in Psalm 1.
Thank God that as you meditate on His Word, you, too will produce fruit.
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