Believing vs Asking/Speaking – What the Bible says about ”meditating on the word”. 🙏🏾💡

Psalms 1:2; Joshua 1:8; Proverbs 22:17-21; Mark 11:23-34

– In Psalms 1:2, “Blessed is the man who delights in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates, day and night”. The common worldly understanding of meditation is that we’re thinking about something or emptying our minds of thought. Biblical meditation is however different: it’s neither about emptying our mind nor simply just thinking.

– Joshua 1:8 helps us better understand what it means to meditate on God’s word day and night. Basically, meditation means the word of God does not depart from our mouth. Meditating on the word of God means confessing it, speaking it out loud, concerning our life and situations, vocalizing it etc. Job 22:28 – “You will also declare a thing, And it will be established for you; So light will shine on your ways.” 🗣🗣🗣

– Jesus corroborated this and brings it all together. Remember in Mark 11:23-24, Jesus said: “whoever SAYS to this mountain and does NOT DOUBT IN HIS HEART BUT BELIEVES that those things he SAYS will be done, he will have whatever he SAYS! Therefore, whatever things you ASK when you PRAY, BELIEVE that you receive them, and you will have them” i.e. you will receive what you ASK and not just what you believe!!! Basically, believing is not enough!

– So yes, believe in your heart, do not doubt, have faith without which we cannot please God. But on evidence of the Bible, we are further required, day and night (i.e. constantly), to go a step further – to speak the words of God, which are life, to our situations.

– Unflinching belief, prayers, actions and confessing the words of God to our situations are the combo. If you believe it enough, you must speak and do it enough! Speak it to life. There can be no conflict between what you believe, say and do. There’s something powerful about speaking the unseen to life when you’re practicing it. Try it and see. 🙅🏾‍♂️🥊

– To easier confess the words of God, we must have studied the Bible as a matter of habit and committed its words (including God’s promises) to heart. It’s never too late to start. 🙌🏾🙏🏾

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