The Way to the Father's Will

Good morning, Good afternoon, and Good evening, Fam

How hard are you seeking to be in the will of God Almighty? How often through the day are you thinking about what he has said? In other words, how often are you entertaining HIS written scriptures in your mind? It is imperative that we meditate on his scriptures daily. Meditating is a form of deep thought. There are plenty of apps that promise better sleep and reduce stress. This process entails controlled breathing, reflective thinking, in addition to, encouraging us to clear our minds and detaching ourselves from the moment. However, I’m not promoting just any form of meditation but meditation upon The written Word of God Most High. This form of mediation involves a savior who can not only give mental clarity for the moment but can remove those stressful issues we may be experiencing.

Meditating upon the scriptures encourages the mind and heart to continue to live and remain in right standing with The LORD. It also promotes spiritual cognizance and our awareness of the presence of OUR CREATOR awakens. One of the early introductions of meditation is found in the book of Joshua 1:8 KJV. It reads, “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”

This word is not to cease from coming out of our mouths. By the way, meditating is not simply just sitting quietly, it is murmuring. Meditating is the Hebrew word hâgâh (H1897, pronounced: haw-gaw') ......again meaning “to murmur. When you murmur, you say something over and over. It is soft spoken and almost an inaudible utterance. We must speak it and we must hear it. Remember, Romans 10:17 states that you will have faith in what you hear.

Within this pericope (per-ik-o-pee) there is a formula. We already received our first instruction, which was “to not allow the word to depart from our mouths”. Second, it says to meditate in this word day and time to waste our thoughts upon those things that will not make life better. Third, we are told the reason behind the that we can observe to do. Now the word [observe] is the Hebrew word “shâmar” (pronounced: shaw-mar - H8104)....meaning “to hedge about”; “to guard”; .......meaning to get the word in us and guard it, that it may guard us, so that we may perform what is written within the scriptures. Another way to say it is this....”That we keep the word within us that we may be kept by the word.” Then once we have done what the word says listen to what happens next.............“for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” When we keep God’s word, by meditating upon it day and night, we become prosperous and we will have good success.

Much Love,

Pastor Ken (P.K.)