Giving God Your Thought Life

John Belt
John Belt

Genesis 3:5
?When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasing to the eyes and a tree desirable to make one wise, (I John 2:15) she took of its fruit and ate; and she gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. So they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.?
This passage reveals the power of meditation. Because where your thoughts go your path is being created. What this means is whatever direction you choose to place your thoughts and meditation you eventually will give yourself over to it completely. This is what happens with Eve. She throws her thoughts the direction of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and because of this follows through completely doing what God had commanded not to do, eat of that tree. She considered that tree, meditated upon it and then ate of it. There are some circles of Christianity that fear the word ?meditation? because of the wrong use of it in ?new age? and other false religions. But the fact is everyone meditates. Meditation is simply where you put your thoughts, what you give your thoughts to. We all meditate. It may be the Word of God or it may be the wrong words, but everyone meditates on something. (Read Psalm 1)
Luke 8:15
“But the seed on the good ground are those who, having heard the word, keep it in an honest and good heart and bear fruit with patience.”
There is a parallel between how something grows in the ground and how things grow in our hearts. Jesus reveals this in the parable of the sower. We are to sow the good seed of the Word of God in our hearts. When we believe what God says with a pure heart then it begins as a seed, then grows into a plant and produces beautiful colorful fruit in our lives.
Sometimes our meditation can seem so small and insignificant, but over time it all adds up. Our progress in the Lord is very connected to what ?we don?t do?, the things we choose not to participate in where the rest of the crowd is. The road is wide that leads to destruction and many take that route, but few take the narrow road that leads to life. This speaks of much more than just receiving Jesus Christ as our Savior, but talks about our way of life and the sum of our choices after we have made that first step. His Lordship is not an option, but a necessity if we are to live our lives pleasing to Him and be partakers of His divine nature. By pursuing the promises of God we begin to take on the nature of God in our lives. To lay hold of those promises they must be known and become part of our daily meditation.
Commit your heart to find that place of devotion to the Lord through meditation upon Him, His Word and His promises to you. Discover the reality of a life filled with and conscious of His Presence as you come to the River of His Glory.

2 thoughts on “Giving God Your Thought Life”

  1. Thank you for this message today. It is very relevant and I needed to remember that the meditation of my heart and mind are important to the Lord. He sees and knows the depth of my heart and mind, whereas others may only know the superficial.

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