Monday, March 18, 2013

3/18/13 by Greg Perkins

Based on Psalm 119:73-80

'Meditate' is not a word you hear much about in our culture.  If you do, it's normally associated with gurus in lose clothing humming and chanting to the god of sticks and wood.  Not the most positive image for a soul who's bent on following Jesus.  But many times the writers of the old and new testaments encourage us to meditate of God's precepts.  On Him.  For His ways are in essence, Him, much like His word.  Sounds like a foreign concept but its actually fairly simple - dwell on them.  Don't let your mind wander and look at your smart phone.  Get away.  Turn off all the intrusions and focus your mind to think about a Holy God, and what He asks of us and has done for us. Seek his FACE and not his Hands.  What does that mean?  Stop praying for the goodies all the time and seek God and his countenance.  Perhaps one way to start is to think about what the world would be like if he removed himself from it.  How dismal, dark and frightening it would be without His love, His grace and favor.  Dwell on, think hard about how much He loves us - enough to sacrifice His own son.  It's mind blowing, and will change you - at least for the day.  And then you can meditate on his good works tomorrow as well.

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