RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Thursday 25 April 2013
DIGGING BY MEDITATION
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: “But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart” Luke 2:19
Read: Luke 2:15-19
Bible in one year: Luke 1-3
Prayer point: Pray for war-ravaged nations, that the peace of God will be experienced by them, and that the Gospel will thrive there.
Hearing the Word of God is very crucial to receiving freedom. Aside hearing the Word in the church, you can effectively utilise your free periods to listen to audio Bible. When you do this often, not only will you easily memorise scriptures, hut also there would be no space for evil thoughts to hibernate in your heart. If you do not have the Bible in audio format, you can read the Bible audibly to yourself regularly. Each Word that comes into your spirit man gives you life from above. How often do you hear the Word? In addition to hearing, you must mediate on the Word you have heard until you understand it. When the Word comes, it comes with divine light, ready to give understanding to those who think upon it (Psalm 119:130). If all you do is hear or read the Word, you will just be scratching the surface of God’s treasures. As mineral resources are usually below the surface of the earth, so also are the depth of the riches and treasures of the Kingdom inaccessible from mere hearing or reading the Word. Why do you think Psalm 1:1-3 says the one who meditates on the Word is blessed? It is because of the limitless treasures that the fellow will have access to. If you go through scriptures, you will find that not too many blessings are offered or pronounced on those who hear or merely read the Word. It is what you want to get from the Word of God that will determine whether you will just hear, read or mediate on it. If you want to be connected to an unending source of power, or you want to produce fruit in your season, if you do not want to experience dryness but desire whatever you lay your hand upon to turn to gold, then you need to meditate on God’s Word (Psalm 1:1-3). If you want to have success at its best - excellence, then you cannot ignore meditating on God’s word both day and night (Joshua 1:8). When you meditate, you ponder on God’s Word. One thing that Mary the mother of Jesus knew how to do was to ponder on God's Word and on things concerning Jesus (Luke 2:19,51). No wonder she got the revelation that there is power in the words of Jesus. With this revelation, she preempted Jesus and told the ushers at the marriage in Canna of Galilee to obey whatever Jesus tells them, no matter how stupid it sounds, hence water became
wine (john 2:1-11). Do you make time to think on the word, God’s actions and promises? If you can do this day and night, prepare for great things from God.