You know how in the Bible we are taught to always have faith and to believe. Well that is easier said than done that is why I believe Jesus had to keep reminding the disciples (us) to constantly believe and have faith. Now, here is an interesting thought (maybe just my own presumption) when I believe something I begin to meditate on it this can be consciously and/or subconsciously. For instance when I believe I am craving pasta instead of pizza my mind begins to meditate on this making me believe hundred percent that this is what my body craves. I will then make a decision to make myself pasta because I believed and probably meditated on it the whole day that I will be making pasta for supper.
But why is it that the Word of God is not easy to believe? well for one it is the Word of Grace, it is too good to be true. The Word of God just seems to be so opposite what the world is like or how our flesh is, I mean God the Father sent His Only Son, Heaven’s Best to die for the sins of people who would continue to sin against Him for as long as they are alive on earth. Think about it, logically it does not make sense hence the Word of God makes no sense to some who reads it carnally minded and not led by the Spirit of God, the Author Himself. Now where am I going with this?
Oh remember the whole pasta over pizza example I made, well unfortunately it does not work quite well when it comes to the Word of God. We do not just believe the Word of God instantly, we meditate on His Word and with the Helper, the Holy Spirit we get to believe more and more with each experience. For example check the scriptures wherein God says “I am with you” there are dozens of those scriptures in the Bible (Isaiah41:10 and 13, Joshua1vs 5 and 9, Isaiah 43:2, Mathew 28:20, Genesis 28:15,Deut31:6,Heb13:5) and this whole blog can be filled with so much more scriptures I mean they are countless. Anyway, my point is God says “I am with you” yet it is not something that we easily just believe, we instead have to meditate on it all the time until we believe it.
We will then notice things in the physical that shows us that it is God’s presence that did that, that is how our belief becomes strengthened. Sometimes we “feel” like God is not with us yet that is not what the Bible says hence we have to meditate on this to believe it. The two scriptures to meditate on and to base this blog on is Joshua 1: 8 and Psalm 1:2-3. Both scriptures assure us that when we meditate on the Word of the Lord day and night, there are particular results that are for our good that will come out of mediating on His Word. These two scriptures I would say changed my life so much because our thoughts and minds need to be changed to obey the will of God and that means intentionally meditating on His Word until we believe it with all of our being.
So God I thank You that You will help us delight and meditate on Your Word day and night, furthermore You tell us the Truth All the Time including when You said we live by faith and not by sight. But I love that You do not just give us a book for us to live by, but You have given us the Helper, The Holy Spirit who guides us into All Truth. I love that Your truth is consistent and never changing, Your Word is reliable and relatable to ALL human beings that You created with Love. Help us not to just have a Bible, but to make use of it every single day as our life guide because it speaks absolute Truth. In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
Even a child knows how valuable the forest is. The fresh, breathtaking smell of trees. Echoing birds flying above that dense magnitude. A stable climate, a sustainable diverse life and a source of culture. Yet, forests and other ecosystems hang in the balance, threatened to become croplands, pasture, and plantations.