Biblical meditation is such a lost practice. IF, come evening, we can remember at all what we read that morning in the Bible, have we thought of it a single time during the day, let alone think deeply about it? God told Joshua (1:8) “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according all that is written in it.” This calls to mind Psalm 1:1-1, “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.” What does it look like FOR YOU to meditate on God’s Word? Scripture memorization. Reading small portions of Scripture. Journaling about your reading. Sharing portions of Scripture with a friend. Mulling over a Biblical truth. Whatever that looks like FOR YOU, may I challenge you to join me in 2014 in pursuing more of God through the practice and discipline of meditation?
Diane Hunt is part of the Development and Addiction Recovery teams at America’s Keswick. In addition to being a Biblical Counselor, she is a Women’s speaker for retreats, conferences and events. She is a regular writer for Victory Call and one of the authors of Crossing the Jordan Bible Study. She has been married to her husband John over 28 years. She has 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren and 3 adult step-children with 7 grandchildren making 10 in all. She delights reading and teaching, but mostly laughing at the funny things her grandchildren say and do.