Friday, September 14, 2018

2 Easy Ways to Meditate on God's Word

Help me understand the meaning of your commandments,
and I will meditate on your wonderful deeds.
Psalm 119:27 NLT

This verse offers two key areas for meditation: God’s laws and God’s deeds. By meditating on both, our faith will be strengthened. Let’s break this down.

God’s laws

Did you learn the Ten Commandments when you were young? Since I grew up in the Lutheran church, I had a strong understanding of God’s law. I still have a bracelet I wore to Sunday school as a child. It has silver links with little charms of each of the ten commandments.

I’m grateful that I grew up with a deep appreciation and respect for God’s laws. His laws aren’t meant to steal the joy from our lives. They are meant to protect, guide, and lead us to the abundant life He promises.

I’ve come to understand the value of God’s law more as a mother. Teaching my children to be careful around electrical outlets, fire, barbed wire fences, ponds and chemicals has not always been easy. I remember them crying when I said “No” to these dangers.

When my children were very young, they didn’t understand why these things could hurt them. But I understood the dangers, and I risked listening to their protests to protect and guide them. I wanted them to choose wisely so they could live the best life possible.

God does the same thing with us. He knows why the “bad” things we want will hurt us. He understands the big picture. He even risks our protests and our turning away from Him to protect and guide us. He wants the best life possible for me and for you. That’s the function of His law, and it is a worthy focus for meditation.

Tip: See Exodus 20 to meditate on the Ten Commandments.

God’s deeds

Remembering God’s wonderful deeds is a way to anchor your faith. You can study His marvelous acts in the Old Testament, such as delivering the Israelites from Egypt in Exodus. You can study Jesus’ miracles in the Gospels. You can also read the book of Acts to learn how the Holy Spirit empowered the disciples when the church was established.

You can also remember God’s wonderful deeds in your own life. Make a timeline of events from the last year, five years, ten years, or however long you like. Write down the major events—good and bad—and note the wonderful things God brought out of them.

Sometimes you can’t find a good thing from a certain season. But you can note how God brought goodness out of it. For example, I have learned how He developed perseverance and strength in tough seasons that seemed to produce no benefits.

Tip: Keep a journal just to record God’s wonderful deeds in your life.

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Have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings and God's peace to you,

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Reflection questions:

1. Which part do you need to meditate on more: God's laws or God's deeds? Why?

2. How can meditating on God's laws and deeds help you this week?


  1. Hi Sarah, I am smiling to myself as meditating on the deeds of God seem easier for me because they seem more positive. Yet, when I ponder the laws, they hold the instruction to walk with Him in obedience. Thank you for feeding me this day. I need both and want both. These days in my life take me closer to God than I have ever been. Losing Kenneth 3 months ago is so difficult, yet God is right here with me and holds me up. I spend time in His Word and on my knees. He gives me strength and joy to live each day for Him, not dwelling on my loss as much. I am grateful. ~ linda @ Being Woven

  2. This is such a wonderful spiritual exercise to do periodically: "Make a timeline of events from the last year, five years, ten years, or however long you like." It really helps us see how God's hand has been on our lives! Even through the tough times, he has never abandoned us.


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