Spirit & Life Devotional
Tuesday, January 20
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Meditating For Success
I Timothy 4:15 NKJV "Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all."
When you give yourself to something, you spend all your time and energy doing or feeling it. For instance, a man giving himself to his job or business; a woman giving herself entirely to her family; and a student giving himself or herself to their studies. Paul said to give ourselves entirely! to the word!
One reason it doesn't work for a lot of us is that we haven't given ourselves entirely to it. Meditation is powerful and capable of producing tremendous results, but we haven't taken meditating on the word seriously. We do it for only a few minutes, in the morning or at night, just to have a feeling of "godliness"; or we just read devotionals like this since we're too busy to do proper bible studies, and we're done. We just read, we rarely meditate.
Joshua 1:8 says, "This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success." It didn't specify any time of the day or night for meditation; it says day and night! So you're at work and your spirit is meditating on the word; you're on the field and you're feasting on the word; eating and digesting the word! You want to make undeniable progress this year? Make meditation on the right things a priority.