Reading His Word is a Source of Joy!
It says in the Bible: “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.” (Psalm 1:1-2)
Meditating on His Word ... day and night? Isn’t that a bit tedious? Not at all! :-) These verses say that the psalmist finds his delight in the law of the Lord. In other words, it does his soul good and brings him joy, a feeling of satisfaction. He even says that he finds pleasures forevermore at God’s right hand! (see the Bible, Psalm 16:11)
So, what is meditating on the Word?
It’s going over it, and then going back over it, within your heart. It’s a bit like chewing gum (relatively speaking). In the beginning, it may be a bit tough to chew, but in time, it becomes easier and easier. And then you start to enjoy it!
We read, think, and pray about a verse over and over again, “chewing on it” for several hours, days, or weeks perhaps. Then, all of a sudden, it illuminates a specific situation in our lives! It’s the Word of God coming alive; it’s God’s “rhema.” It’s what Psalm 119:130 says: “The entrance of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.”
Let’s thank God together for His incredible Word! “Lord, thank You for Your Word, Your Word that brings me joy, Your Word that leads me. I want to meditate on it every day, every moment. I don’t want to miss the treasures You have for me in the Bible! I pray that it transforms me and accomplishes its work in me so that every day, I become more and more like You! In Jesus’s name, amen!”
Thanks for existing!