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Meditating with God

Wednesday, October 19
Meditating with God
By: Melissa Beauvais


“May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart  be pleasing in your sight,  Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14


You may have heard of a prayer closet or prayer room before maybe you have one. 
It’s the space you declare where you can come away to be still with God.

This space can be anywhere. I imagine David’s stillness was in nature around every river, cave, or meadow. He so often writes and uses metaphors of God’s creation.
 It was there in those moments, perhaps, that David wrote his many prayers and songs like the one our verse is from today.

This rhythm and place has changed over the seasons of my life. My stillness comes in the early morning hours with my cup of joe and cozy corner, sitting in the dark, and meditating on God’s word.  

David uses this word, and throughout our Bible, this term comes up quite often.
 
What do you envision when you hear the word meditate? Our western thought may envision a monk somewhere in the deep woods, sitting in silence or humming a low monotone hum. 
But Biblical mediation doesn’t disengage us into some transcendental place. Scripture tells us that mediation is active, but happens when we intentionally withdraw from distraction and seek stillness with God.

In the stillness, God supernaturally speaks, empowers, and engages with us through His word. Not for us to keep it all inside but “so that the world may believe” (John 17:21).

This time of stillness and meditation is to empower us for our days. Not to be left in on the riverside, our prayer corners, couches, or closets, but to fill us to be poured out to others.
So today, seek to be still. Read slowly word by word Psalm 19 in its entirety. Pray through it. 
Ask God to reveal Himself to you through the words of David, and then ask Him to use the mediation of your heart and the words of your mouth to be filled with His Spirit for the rest of your day.
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