Meditate= Believe

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.

Goodness consciousness

Finding favour in God’s sight makes one see His goodness. Exodus chapter 33 is so good, I advice everyone to check the entire chapter out. It is so good that I was not able to pick out a particular scripture for this text, just the conversation that took place between Moses and God is so refreshing to look at. I do not even know why we as people have turned prayer into such a religious act, check this entire chapter and view how Moses has conversations with God. They are so personal, so real, straight to the point and not in any way vague.

Talking about conversing, I redrafted this passage simply because God’s goodness is seen and witnessed but it is so much better when it is experienced. Finding favour in God’s sight means He always looks out for you, He puts you first and makes you stand out and have an unfair advantage over and above. While this sounds good, God is also our Father, He loves us and is Good to us, so while we are favoured by Him it means that a huge part of His goodness is His Law.

Before you get carried away, I do not mean the 10 commandments although they are His Laws, but we are reminded that Jesus fulfilled the commandments for us so that we do not have to fulfill the commandments ourselves but that is a topic on its own for another day. What I mean by God’s Law is based on Psalms chapter 19: 7-14. “The law of the Lord is perfect; it gives new strength. The commands of the Lord are trustworthy, giving wisdom to those who lack it. The laws of the Lord are right, and those who obey them are happy. The commands of the Lord are just and give understanding to the mind. Reverence for the Lord is good; it will continue for ever. The judgements of the Lord are just; they are always fair. They are more desirable than the finest gold; they are sweeter than the purest honey. They give knowledge to me, your servant. I am rewarded for obeying them. No one can see his own errors; deliver me, Lord from hidden faults. Keep me safe, also, from willful sins, don’t let them rule over me. Then I shall be perfect and free from the evil of sin. May my words and thoughts be acceptable to you, O Lord, my Refuge and my Redeemer!”

I believe that God shows us that He loves us even when He corrects us, there is goodness is His law which is His Word. His judgements are fair, that is not an opinion or open for debate it is a fact. So although the Law in the first testament was given and no one could and will fulfill them apart from Jesus Christ Himself, there is God’s goodness even in them. When God tells us not to do something, He does so for our protection and this scripture reminds us that we can rely on God’s promptings in our lives because they always are good and will always have good consequences. So correction does not feel good because most times God’s correction as our Father hurts our flesh and makes us feel uncomfortable, however in the long run you experience so much freedom and reward for simply obeying God’s “Do Not’s” He is our Father it is His responsibility to protect us by correcting us even from our own selves. He is Sovereign and All-Knowing so we can trust that He will never mislead us or bring us into harms way.