Day 29

Awaken Us: 40 Days to Fast & Pray – Day 29

 

Read and meditate on 2 Peter 3

As we continue our thoughts on the discipline of meditating on Scripture.  In the New Testament the word for meditation is used sparingly.  In fact there is only one instance of usage in the sense that we are using it.  The word used means “to be careful” or “to take care of.”  The apostle Paul admonished Timothy the young pastor of the church at Ephesus to “Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.” (1Timothy 4:15).

Jack Taylor, in his book Prayer: Life’s limitless Reach, outlined for us certain principles which govern the matter of meditation.  I will do more than mention them as they are self-explanatory: The principle of isolation, the principle of concentration, the principle of memorization (Psalm 119:11), the principle of imagination, the principle of repetition, and the principle of association.

With the Word of God as our background, every part of our world comes alive with the curriculum of meditation.  What will be the result of meditation?  Simply this, a man becomes what he thinks!  Proverbs 23:7 says, “…for he is the kind of person who is always thinking about the cost…” The apostle Peter in his second letter said that he was writing “to stimulate you to wholesome thinking.” (3:1). Next time we will look at the Ministries of Meditation.

I am committed to pray for Revival in my own life, my marriage, my family, our church, our city, our state, and our country.
Pastor Doug Strader
www.milanbaptist.org

 

 

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