Through meditation, we have access to the mind of God, and access to the plan of God changes our world. From the scripture, we read in the last installment of this series we see Peter in a spiritual dilemma in Acts 10. While they were making ready for him to eat he felled into a spiritual trance where God reveals his next agenda to him. In terms of seeing, in terms of sight, the vision was clear enough. The vision must have been communicated and transmitted in the highest definitions possible that 3D or HD does not begin to define, yet Peter was without an understanding of what God was communicating!
Acts 10:17, "Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made inquiry for Simon's house and stood before the gate,"
He did not understand what the vision meant. Sometimes without revelation, there is inaction and hesitation but once there is revelation we gain spiritual momentum and speed on our spiritual journey. And so it happens that while Peter thought on these things, while he meditated, the Spirit said to him and revealed the next phase of God's plan for his life! The next phase of God's plan for your life may just be waiting for one session of meditation in the word. Meditation here paved access to God's revelation and agenda for the gentiles world!
Without meditation we have no understanding, without understanding, we don't know what next to do, without knowing what next to do we remain on the spot, meditation, therefore, propels motion in our walk with God. How much we need to daily undertake this spiritual exercise and hence the need for us to understand the practice of meditation.
THE PRACTISE OF MEDITATION...
A few more scriptures on meditation then we will see what the practice of meditation involves.
Psalm 49:3, "My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding". This scripture tells us the end product of meditation, which is understanding. The meditations of our heart produce principally, spiritual understanding!
Psalm 119:97,99 "O how to love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation"
This scripture further drives home the same spiritual truth, the deeper our mediation in the word the better our understanding of the word and the better our understanding of the word the greater our impact in the world!
All the great spiritual teachers of the word that we look up to today were made by meditation. Following their paths mean following the path of daily meditation in the word
Now a successful habit of meditation requires the following.
Joshua 1:8 tells us that the word must not depart from our mouth. It must always be there as we think about it and observe to do all that is written therein. Having the word always by us requires focus! This is why Jesus said if our eyes are single our whole body will be full of lights, albeit spiritual light! This singleness of eyes and of hearts is required in meditation! The word must always be put in focus
Psalms 119:97, Joshua 1:8 all talked about meditating on the word day and night! And this is how spiritual meditation should be for us, daily, our thoughts must be focused on the word, daily our hearts must muse the word, daily our mouth must speak the word! The regularity of this spiritual exercise brings our hearts on the same plane with God's original thoughts embedded in the word! And the more we stay on this meditation plane with regularity the easier our access into revelations becomes.
To obey Paul's admonition of letting the word dwell in us richly requires us dwelling in the word with regularity via meditation! It is at this realm we will begin to see great things. Like Isaac in Genesis 24:63, "And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming". He went out to meditate and as he lifted up his eyes, he saw wondrous things coming his way. This is a spiritual analog of what happens when we meditate, our eyes are opened, and we begin to behold wondrous things out of the word so real that we can see them literally coming our way. This day as you begin to meditate in the word great things are coming your way. Amen.