Hi and welcome to “Abounding Grace” once again, thank you for joining me and thank you all for bearing with me in this time, I know the postings have been very erratic and I apologize, I trust that this will change and we can get back to normal. To-day we are going to discuss the power of meditation and I trust you will be blessed and in turn will bless a host of others as you share with them.
Prov.23:7. (KJV) For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
“As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Thinking on or agreeing with the Word of God will cause it to become a fact. You are actually sowing good seed into your heart which will grow. What you sow there is what you eventually become.
Prov.4:21-22. (Amp) Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the centre of your heart for they are life to those who find them, healing and health to all their flesh.
(Mess) Keep my message in plain view at all times. Concentrate! Learn it by heart! Those who discover these words live really live; body and soul, they’re bursting with health.
“Keep them in the midst of thine heart; they are health to all their flesh.” God’s Word is creative, when God releases His Word He also releases His faith, so whatever Word God has spoken is filled with God’s faith and it will do what it says it will do:
Ish.55:11. (KJV) So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Take the time to meditate on the Word and let it grow in your spirit and it will soon bring about health and prosperity.
Confess: “Lord, I will think on Your Word and I will grow up spiritually. I am a success, I am strong in you Lord and I live in divine health.” Now water this confession often with more of like truth.
Ps.37:31. (KJV) The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
(Mess) His heart pumps God’s Word like blood through his veins; his feet are as sure as a cat’s.
“None of his steps shall slide.” Meditate on this: “I am steadfast and my steps do not slide. God is in me through His Word and I am moving forward.” Do not accept anything to the contrary.
Jer.6:19. (Amp) Hear, O earth: behold, I am bringing evil upon this people, the fruit of their thoughts (their schemes and devices) because they have not listened and obeyed My words, and as for My law, they have rejected it.
“I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts.” The thing you think on will soon be working for you. See yourself creative and strong, see yourself changing from glory to glory, see yourself with a creative ministry, miracles are flowing through you.
Stop and worship the Lord and let this work in your spirit.
These people were thinking evil and it was soon to bring them into complete destruction. As you think victory in Jesus it will bring you into complete victory.
Prov.21:5. (Amp) The thoughts of the [steadily] diligent tend only to plenteousness, but everyone who is impatient and hasty hastens only to want.
“The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness.” You must be determined, don’t give up just because you do not see the fruits of your meditation at first. Determine to hang in there and permit the seed to bring in its harvest. Agree with God.
Meditate before the Lord and see prosperity as a reality, see love flowing in your life, see good things happening in your situation.
Meditate on pleasant things.
Phil.4:8. (Amp) For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honourable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].
(Mess) Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious, the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.
Teach yourself to think success rather than failure, on things that edify rather than things that tend to draw you into depression. Change your thought patterns. Think on the truth of God’s Word, on things that are right, never on things that are a bit shady or unclean. Think on lovely things and try to have a good report even when things look bad. Visualize yourself constantly thinking and giving a good report, encourage others and as you do so, you, yourself will be encouraged.
Ps.49:3. (Amp) My mouth shall speak wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.
As you meditate in your quiet time, form a picture in your mind of yourself speaking wisdom. You are thinking on truth and you are a person of wisdom and understanding. You may say to yourself, “well I am not too wise as I make a lot of wrong decisions, I seem to do so many things wrong.” This may be what you see in your daily life, because this is what you are saying. Agree with the Lord and His Word that you do speak wisdom and you are a person of understanding do not get into agreement with what you see in your daily life, just refuse to accept what the flesh tells you. You must agree with the truth. Choose to believe that you are strong in Jesus, that people like you, hold on to that choice. When you move into a new house you can look about and see the needy places and become very discouraged, or you can look out and see all the weak and needy areas as they will be after you have gone to work on them. Meditate on the things in your life as they shall be after Jesus and you are finished with the repairs and rebuilding.
That is all I have for now and it is time for me to say “till next time” and in the meantime be blessed and don’t forget to share His Word and spread His love all around.
If you have never accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour then I want to give you the opportunity to do so right here and now. God declares that it is His will for all men to be saved and to know His divine truth, so the decision for your salvation does not lie with Him but with you, He says that He lays before you life and death, blessing and cursing, you must choose, so make the wise choice to-day and choose life, choose the blessing by accepting Jesus as your Lord. There is nothing you can physically do to be saved; you can only accept what God has done for you through Jesus by praying the following prayer:
“Father, it is written in Your Word that if I confess with my mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in my heart that You have raised Him from dead, I shall be saved. Therefore, Father, I confess that Jesus is my Lord. I make Him Lord of my life right now. I believe in my heart that You raised Jesus from the dead. I renounce my past life with Satan. “I thank You for forgiving me of all my sin. Jesus is now my Lord, and I am a new creation. Old things have passed away. Now all things become new in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
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