Today I would like to talk a little bit about listening. In our busy lives we often find ourselves so busy we don’t hear what is going on. I’ve heard it said many times that the warning signs were there, but they weren’t seen or heard. The same thing can happen with our Christian lives. We are often to busy with our Christian life that we sometimes don’t hear or pay attention to the voice of God.
God speaks to us in many ways. He speaks to us through Prayer, Reading the Bible, Preaching and Teaching, Advice from other Christians, and Meditation, just to name a few. Today I would like to speak about one of these ways God speaks to us. I would like to talk a little about Biblical Meditation.
How often do we meditate upon God? on God’s will? What is Biblical Meditation? Biblical meditation involves purposeful thinking on wholesome topics, such as God’s qualities, standards, and creations. Psalms 143:5 says, “I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works;” Remembering and thinking about all God has done.
Sometimes we Pray, Read the Bible, Attend Church and we still don’t hear God speaking. I think we get so busy doing these things, we don’t hear God’s voice because we are talking over it. Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God;” The key takeaway here is to be still.
Meditation is simply a decluttering of worldly thoughts in your mind and thinking about the good things God has done. It’s a time where we can put all this world’s worries and cares that affects our thinking aside and think about God. It’s a time to listen for God’s words and guidance. In Isaiah 28:23 God tells us, “Give ear and hear my voice, Listen and hear my speech.”
Are we listening for God’s voice? Each morning, before I get out of bed, I start Biblical Meditating and listening for God. It amazes me the ideas and thoughts that come into my head. After this meditation, I pray and ask for God’s blessing and strength to get through the day.
My friend if it’s been awhile since you’ve heard God’s voice, maybe it’s time to stop and listen. You may have been asking God for guidance and advice on something. But you haven’t stopped to hear His answer. So my challenge to you is to be quiet and think about our Lord. Be still and listen for His voice. You might be surprised at what you hear.
If it’s been awhile since you heard God speaking to you, maybe it’s time to look at your relationship with the Lord. God communicates with all who love and serve Him. If you have lost this Communication with the Lord Jesus, there is no better time than right now to re-establish it. It’s easy and free. In 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Please my friend take that moment now and pray to Jesus. He’s waiting for you!
I thank you for reading my blog. I do not claim to be any expert or affiliated with any religious organization. All I can say is that I’m affiliated with my Lord Jesus Christ. This is one man’s opinion and observation. My hope is I stirred up some thoughts for you to think about. There is one place that we can find all the answers to life. That road map is Commonly known as the Bible. If you want the answers to life all you have to do is read. If you would like me to pray with you or want to send a comment please email me at Bob.L@magnificentpromises.com or the form below.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16