The double slit experiment in Quantum Mechanics has shown that a photon of light existing in a wave form changes into a particle form when observed.
In the same way, the Lord tries to get His messages to us. But they can be floating around, waving at us for days, even weeks and we don’t even know they are there. To get those messages from a wave, to a particle of concrete truth, we need to be able to observe the message. But how?
The answer is Meditation. Lots of Christians will balk at this answer, but remember, the Bible is an Eastern book. It was written in a culture where meditation was common practice. Though most people associate meditation with Hinduism or Buddhism, it’s just as much a Christian thing.
The dictionary defines “meditation” as “to think about, contemplate; think deeply and continuously; reflect; ponder; muse.”
We will be able to capture more of those messages from our Lord if we will make the time to meditate. It doesn’t have to be a long period of time and we don’t have to get in a certain bodily position, wear special clothes or have special music going.
These things may or may not help to get us to a place of quiet thinking, depending on our different personalities.
The main thing is JUST DO IT. Even if we take only 5 minutes at the beginning or end of the day or even on a break in the middle of the day.
Genesis 24:63 tells us “Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide.” Eventide is early evening.
Psalm 119:148 tells us David meditated morning and night, “My eyes anticipate the night watches and I awake before the call of the watchman, That I may meditate on Your word.”
Notice in this scripture David also tells us what he is meditating on: God’s Word. I don’t think he had a scroll out there with him, so he was probably thinking deeply about, and reflecting on the scriptures he knew by memory. We have a written Bible available to us, but either way would be a good way to meditate.
We can also meditate on the work of God or the Lord Jesus Christ. How has He been working in your life lately? How has He worked before? How do we see Him working in the Bible? Psalm 77:12 says, “I will meditate also of all thy work.”
Joshua 1:8 tells us “Thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do.”
There’s three things going on here. First Joshua is to meditate. By musing on the words of God, pondering them, he is making himself observe. In prayerful meditation, a person can read a verse or section from the Bible and be shown by the Lord the message He wants us to get. Then once Joshua observes the message, he is to do it.
That’s the goal for all of us: Meditate on the scripture, think about it, ponder it, muse about it. Then we will catch what the Lord wants us to observe. We stop the fleeting wave and it becomes a particle. Then we do it, we apply it.
Look at what the end of the verse in Joshua says, “For then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
We want to grab those important messages the Lord is telling us, so let’s be like David, “I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways” (Ps 119:15).
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