Meditation: Let’s consider the example of Job when it comes to meditating on the Word of God.
Job 23:12 “I have not gone back from the commandment of His lips; I have esteemed and treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.” Job esteemed, treasured and valued the Word of God more than His daily food. You can only imagine that Job spent much time meditating and pondering on the Word of God. Many of us are great at taking care of our physical bodies; we watch what we eat, we exercise, we get rid of vices, we diet…but how are we doing on feeding our spiritual man? As food nourishes the physical body, the Word of God nourishes our spiritual life.
Revelation: Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” As we spend time pondering and meditating on the Word of God, God will reveal His special word to us – His Rhema Word to us at that moment. Meditation brings revelation.
Transformation: 1 Corinthians 2:10 “these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God”. The Holy Spirit empowers the ministry of the Word to do deep work in our hearts. Our faith must rest on the Word of God and the Spirit of God confirms the Word to our hearts. The Holy Spirit makes the Word come alive – not just having head knowledge but it is the power of God in transforming us – things happen when the Spirit and the Word agree. Revelation brings transformation.
Let’s pray-Father God, Your Word I have treasured in my heart. I hunger for your Word more than my daily food. Reveal your ‘special Word’ to me and may the Holy Spirit transform me into the image of Christ. Lord, fill me with your living presence that I may be your instrument in the lost world around me that many would come to believe in Christ. Amen.