Meditation is the practice of dwelling on the truths of God’s word and the character of God’s work. Psalm 119 is a beautiful expression of the benefits of meditating on His word. Through meditation we become aware of God’s majesty and our desperate need for His direction and strength for life. Scripture becomes His word to me for healing, guidance and life change. Prayer deepens and enriches our relationship with God. We discover that prayer is more than words directed heavenward. We “pray without ceasing” because prayer is our relationship with God. Prayer is intimacy with God. It is the practice of our thoughts and desires becoming the thoughts and desires of the Lord. And when transformation takes place within, our actions are transformed as well. Regrettably, many are unwilling to commit to the discipline and hard work of being still and quiet. What about you? The invitation to grow deeper remains. Will you be still and know a God who wants to be known?
In the next weeks, we will watch some of the finest athletes in the world compete at their sports. Medals will be awarded. But how much greater will be the awards for those who practice meditation and prayer. Let the practice begin!
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