I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. —Psalm 119:11
Over the past few years, I’ve been growing the practice of meditating on God’s Word. I’ve found that as I’ve developed the discipline of memorizing passages and books of the Bible, they will come to mind so quickly when I’m talking to a friend who’s having a difficult time or when I need to share the gospel with someone.
It’s the same in the mundane moments of life, as well as the painful and difficult ones. As I’ve developed this habit of memorizing, the Lord ministers to me. He has brought particular Scriptures to mind when I needed them and given me what I need.
Meditating on God’s Word takes me out of my circumstance and places me in the throne room, where there is life and there is light. Sometimes I might be in a situation where I don’t have the Scriptures in front of me, but if I’ve been meditating on it—even if I don’t have all the words memorized exactly—it’s in my heart.
Make it Personal
How can you grow the practice of meditating on and memorizing Scripture throughout this coming year?