Prioritizing your time to Meditate on God’s word

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Have you prioritized to spend quality time with God by meditating on scripture?

Mediatating on God's word

I always wondered how stay at home moms find time to meditate on God’s word without distraction. Where do working moms find time to meditate without being so tired?

I recently took a two week break from blogging, because I felt before I wrote another sentence, I personally needed to reevaluate my time spent with God. I admit I was not spending enough time mediating on His word, I rather took any time I had to promote my blog, and promoting became more of my priority.

Do not get me wrong, I still spent time reading the word, but I wasn’t pondering, reflecting, or contemplating anything I read. Finally, I found some babysitting, and went straight to a bookstore and sat there for 3 hours and truly meditated on God’s word. I felt so refreshed as I walked out that day; I understood what the beauty of meditation meant.

Maybe you are a mom of three, a homeschooling mom, a working mom, or a business women, and you rarely find time to read God’s word, much less to reflect on it. What is true biblical meditation all about?

Take a minute to turn to your bible and read Psalm 119:9-16.

Verses 15 -16(NKJV) says:

I will meditate on Your precepts,
And contemplate Your ways.
I will delight myself in Your statutes;
I will not forget Your word.

Do you mediate, contemplate, and delight yourself in His word?

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God says to Joshua:  This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.(Joshua 1:8 NKJV)

Meditate day and night? I wish I could take a nap day and night. But David says in Psalm 63:1 that he will seek the lord early, and then in verse 6 “When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches.”

Have you picked a time of day and made it a priority to read and meditate? I myself need to be more intentional in this area. After we make it part of our daily routine, then we must start to personally apply the knowledge of the truth in our lives.

The Cambridge dictionary meaning of meditation says: “the act of giving your attention to only one thing.” Can we release our minds of everything else, our schedules, our laundry, and what’s for dinner, to sit before the Holy Word, and only think about this one thing?

I started appreciating and wanting to meditate even more after I read what some of the great men of God said about the subject of meditation.

“The more you read the Bible, and the more you meditate on it, the more you will be astonished with it.” Charles Spurgeon

“I saw that the most important thing I had to do was to give myself to the reading of the Word of God, and to meditation on it….What is the food of the inner man?  Not prayer, but the Word of God; and…not the simple reading of the Word of God, so that it only passes through our minds, just as water runs through a pipe, but considering what we read, pondering over it, and applying it to our hearts.”George Müller

“In place of our exhaustion and spiritual fatigue, God will give us rest. All He asks is that we come to Him…that we spend a while thinking about Him, meditating on Him, talking to Him, listening in silence, occupying ourselves with Him – totally and thoroughly lost in the hiding place of His presence.” Chuck Swindoll

Do you feel more compelled to pick up your bible after reading these quotes? (found on www.christianquotes.info) I wish you will be more intrigued, compelled, and astonished by reading His word. Maybe you too need a two week break from something, in order to become more fruitful and more successful.

“As you read, pause frequently to meditate on the meaning of what you are reading. Absorb the Word into your system by dwelling on it, pondering it, going over it again and again in your mind, considering it from many different angles, until it becomes part of you.”- Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Dear Reader,

May you become more intimate with your Savior, finding full satisfaction in Christ. May you find a perfect time, without distraction to indulge on His word. May you delight in his presence, and taste and see that the Lord is Good! May the words of your mouth and the meditation of your heart be acceptable in the sight of the Lord. For He is your rock and redeemer. 

 

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19 Responses

  1. Love Psalm 119 and the point you’re making here. So humbling and refreshing. If we’re not full of the Word (having meditated and not just read) we’re not putting forth the Word (even if we cite it) as we share online or live out in our regular lives. It’s like food we put it but don’t digest fully (hello aches!)

    Thanks for this : )

  2. I’ve heard a quote, just like what you said: “Reading the Bible without meditating upon it is like trying to eat without swallowing.” – Anonymous. Thank you for commenting here, i’ll be sure to check out your page today:)

  3. This is a wonderful encouragement to savor God’s Word! I learned the discipline of Biblical meditation last year, and I’ve been overwhelmed with the delight in life and in God that stems from truly chewing on His Words all day. Thank you so much for this post.

  4. Oh what an important reminder. In the hurries and worries of life ,how often we forget to sit At the feet of Jesus and meditate His Word.
    Thank you for this today,Sue!

  5. Oh what an important reminder. In the hurries and worries of life ,how often we forget to sit At the feet of Jesus and meditate His Word.
    Thank you for this today,Sue!

  6. Love this! Tweeted and pinned! Thank you for such great Biblical encouragement!

    God bless,
    Patty

  7. A personal routine is so important – or the day just flies by… I’ve recently been remaking my evenings into a more intentional time, and instead of mindlessly watching a television episode, I’ve been setting aside time to pray, ponder and read Scripture. The difference it’s made in sleeping much better is astonishing, but more importantly, I feel much more in tune with what God wants. Thanks for a great post – and sharing all the quotes!

  8. Hi! I am your neighbor at Grace & Truth link up and I am so glad I read your post this morning. This is such a good word. We can not pour out to anyone else unless we are refueled by through the presence of God and meditating on His word. Also, loved the quotes you shared1 Have a fantastic day! Misty <3

  9. Thank you so much for this inspirational post. As a working mother to a toddler (with a demanding therapist job!), a wife, and a blogger, it gets super tough to balance everything, ESPECIALLY time with God. Somehow we find time for nearly everything else to get done, but time and true meditation on His word often goes to the wayside. Praying that I can continue to place Him in the forefront of my mind and heart and carve out more time for him. As the bible says, he deserves our FIRST fruits, therefore it should be my first priority to seek Him daily.

  10. I love Gods word but I am so bad at actually sitting down and reading it and meditating on it. It’s for sure one of my biggest struggles as a Christian. Its one of the reasons I started my blog. I thought that if I wrote about Gods word, it would force me to read it regularly and actually think about it. So far, it has helped me so much in my goal 🙂

  11. I love this reminder, Sue! I started out the year wanting to do nothing more than sit at the feet of Jesus, but I must admit sometimes I am distracted during my time with Him. I have found bible writing to be a good way to help me pause and ponder His word. I loved that you pulled away to be with Him alone. Thanks for the encouragement!

  12. I love my reflection time — Time Alone with God. I love how you included quotes in your post reminding us the significance of daily meditation!

  13. Hello Sue — I create a monthly newsletter and in the newsletter, I share links to posts written by Christian bloggers. I look forward to sharing a link to your post in my March newsletter!

    All the best,
    Robin

    • Thanks Robin for linking back to me! I look forward to reading your post, and I just followed you on Pinterest as well 🙂

  14. This is very timely! For me, it’s time to actually read though. I have a very good memory for things that I read and write, so I can recall lots of verses to meditate on easily. Actual studying has gotten away from me as a priority though. Thank you for the encouragement to make it a priority again.

  15. Jane Kasdiran

    I really needed this. All of it I already know but sometimes hearing or reading about it once more can do a lot. Thank you so much. I always read a few versions only, just to understand what God is saying. Again thanks a lot. God bless you.

    • Hi Jane, Thanks for stopping by! I know we all know it, even I KNOW it, and sometimes i too struggle in prioritizing my time in spending it with Him, and His word. Hope this refreshed you a little, we are all on the same boat!

  16. Sue,

    This is right on point! Way too often I see my time with God as part of my busy life checklist and rush on to responsibilities. This is a great reminder that He deserves true worship & time with me. I must prioritize this above my husband, business, and even kiddos.

    Awesome read.

  17. What an awe inspiring post Sue. I find that I have to be truly intentional about the time I spend with the Lord or the rush of the day will push it to the wayside. This past week was like that for me, but thank the Lord I read this post because it reminded me that He longs for me to dig deeper, not just read. Thank you!

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