A very good morning to you this morning… Lol. I believe we had a great weekend? I thoroughly did. Still on the Word Series today we will examine what I tag “Inject The Word”, and like I said in the last post, so say I again now… Please if you didn’t start this series with US, you should go back to “Your Mouthed Staff” and the subsequent ones, so you have a full grasp of our subject. Today’s post intends to deal with the fallacy that says; “as a busy person, it’s difficult to study the Word of God and apply it in our lives”. As tempting as it is to agree with this thought, it’s very far from the truth. You can be the busiest person on earth and still spend quality and quantity time with your Father through the Word and Prayer. There’s really no excuse for anyone. To tell you the truth, God didn’t design our spiritual lives to be nurtured by a 50 minute sermon on Sunday, 45 minute charge on Wednesday, and a bi-weekly blog on DP. If that’s all you feed on every week, your spiritual thermometer reads “low”, and that’s malnourishment.
Devotionals are good, DP is a variation of devotionals in some way or the other, however I’m not deluded to think devotionals can adequately nurture a believer’s huge appetite for the intimacy his/her spirit seeks with Divinity. Devotionals at their best could just be appetizers or deserts as the case may be, they should never replace the main course of direct individual relationship with The Word. So how can the super busy corporate guys, who have to deal with waking up early, sleeping late, meeting deadlines, and any little free time they have, they invest it into rest, how can they spend some good time with God amidst tight daily schedules? The answer to this peculiar challenge is simple: Meditation! The demands of God are not grievous at all, whatever He asks us to do, is very achievable. If God expects us to live productive lives, He won’t tell us to stick our nose into the Bible all day and have no time for other also important areas of life. Prov 4:20-22 says
20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. 21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. 22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
Notice the progression, the ultimate reason you must keep your ears and eyes on the Word (Listening to the Word, and Reading the Word) is so that HE can enter your heart. Trust me, if you ear and read the Word all day and it never enters your heart, it can NEVER change your life, it won’t give health and life. The reason for the eyes and ears, is the heart. They are simply the gates that lead to the residence. Nobody goes to a place and fellowships with the gate, you go beyond the gates to the courts. We might not be able to read and hear the Word all day, but we can meditate on the Word all day. How do I know this? Because I’ve been in love before, maybe i still am…lol And if you’re reading this now, you must have at least crushed on someone before. I don’t care how busy you are, if you’re really in love, you will squeeze out every ounce of time you have to think about the one you love. You will practically meditate on her, her physique, her smile, her hair, her eyes… You can even do that while working, driving, writing or even speaking.
You can’t be so busy that you have no space for the one you love. As believers we must learn to pour our love on God. We can meditate all day long. Ever wondered how David; A king, a soldier and military strategist, a musician and patent to musical instruments, an administrator, husband to wives, leader to millions, and father to children, had enough time to pour out his love on God. Psalms 63:1-3,
Psalms 143:5: I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands. 119:148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.
Just keep God at the center of your most dominant consciousness and that’s all He seeks from you. Meditate on Him with every chance you get. God’s signature is written all over creation. Romans 1:20, Psalms 19:1-3. Don’t wait till you have all the Bible in your heard before you attempt meditating. Start with John 3:16, and muse over that. That’s why we memorise scriptures, so that we can meditate without necessarily going back to the bible every time we want to meditate. Keep God’s Word in the midst of your heart, memorize a verse a week, and keep increasing as time goes on. Don’t intimidate yourself, God just seeks a sincere heart that longs for Him. Meditate on the Word daily, that way you’re INJECTing IN The Word of life and you will experience a richer relationship with God.
Jer 9:23-24a:23 Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: 24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me…