Meditation: The Key to Blessings
30 Jan 2016 Sat Service – Kong Hee
Meditation is the most important part of prayer, of our whole prayer life.
When we add meditation in our prayers, it’s no longer us just talking to God. We give God the opportunity to talk back to us through His word.
Psalm 1:1-2 Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
2But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
Psalm 63:5-6 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness,
And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.
6When I remember You on my bed,
I meditate on You in the night watches.
Psalm 119:11 Your word I have hidden in my heart,
That I might not sin against You.
Psalm 119: 27-28 Make me understand the way of Your precepts;
So shall I meditate on Your wonderful works.
28My soul melts from heaviness;
Strengthen me according to Your word.
Psalm 119: 97-99 Oh, how I love Your law!
It is my meditation all the day.
98You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies;
For they are ever with me.
99I have more understanding than all my teachers,
For Your testimonies are my meditation.
Psalm 119: 147-148 I rise before the dawning of the morning,
And cry for help;
I hope in Your word.
148 My eyes are awake through the night watches,
That I may meditate on Your word.
Matthew 4:4 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God
John 8:37 I know that you are Abraham’s descendants, but you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you. I speak what I have seen with My Father, and you do what you have seen with your father.”
The word had no place in their hearts! The roots had not gone down deep enough to grip their hearts. When you have no appetite, you cannot eat at the feast. When we get full from the troubles of life – work/relationships etc, we have no appetite for the word of God.
Proverbs 4:20-22 My son, give attention to my words;
Incline your ear to my sayings.
21Do not let them depart from your eyes;
Keep them in the midst of your heart;
22For they are life to those who find them,
And health to all their flesh.So how do we meditate?
You must shut the world out. Just you and Him. Alone.
You can’t do it in a group setting.Take a scripture that the Holy Spirit is drawing you near. And keep repeating and confessing it.
Keep chewing on it and regurgitating His word.