A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. (Proverbs 17:22)
Just imagine the whole church, every believer, meditating in the Scriptures day and night. We would easily walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh. We would be proving God’s good, acceptable, and perfect will for our lives. We would be connected in the body properly, prospering and in health because our souls would be prospering in the Word. And there would be no limit to what we could accomplish for the Kingdom of God.
Understanding and practicing the Law of Meditation gives you a confidence that says, “This situation is a real challenge, but I know that if I just meditate in the Word and see this problem the way God sees it, then I will know the truth and be free. I will have His wisdom and be able to make a decision to follow the path that is His will. Meditating in God’s Word will deal with this the way it should be dealt with. This problem is nothing more than a miracle-in-the-making!”
Let’s say you are believing God to heal you of some physical sickness or disease. You can change the way your body functions by how you think (read this week’s scripture). If you spend your day meditating on all your symptoms, worrying about your future, and having discouraging and depressing thoughts, your body will just become sicker. Worry is meditating the problem instead of the answer from God’s Word, and worry (a broken spirit) will break your body down.
In this example, the Word of God says that you are healed by the stripes of Jesus. Believe the Word and be healed!
Dear God, I meditate on what Your Word has to say about (name a situation you’re believing God to fix) . I believe I receive (name the answer you are seeking) for this is the promise in Your Word. I don’t worry, but I laugh in the face of this situation—It is a miracle-in-the-making! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
This devotional is excerpted from Bill Winston’s powerful book, Transform Your Thinking, Transform Your Life. To order this life-transforming book, click here.