Monday, June 18, 2018

Fw: makes all the difference

Psalm 1:
but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and on his law he meditates day and night.
Webster says that to meditate is to "engage in contemplation or reflection".  In today's busy, driven world we don't often allow time for 'contemplation or reflection'.  We're more likely to experience 'consternation and reaction' as we walk through daily challenges.  Taking time to quietly consider can seem like 'a waste of time' when we could be 'actually doing something'.
But, as we read in Psalm 1, it makes all the difference to take time to meditate over God's words to us, preserved in the Bible.  More specifically it makes the difference between a life that leads to fruitfulness and lasting effectiveness and a life that leads to dissipation, distress and even destruction.
This is because, as we spend time carefully considering God's word, we are giving Him a chance to enter our personal world and into the innermost spaces of our heart and mind.  We get to know Him and He knows us.  In that knowing there is healthy growing.  It makes a difference that compares a tree full of sap with chaff...the seed coverings that are removed when wheat is threshed and are thrown away.
Taking time to meditate in God's word makes all the difference between finding life or being scattered and lost.  Time well spent!
Rob Smith

"Death is inevitable.  Life is a choice!"

John 11:25
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live."

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