Cultivating Faith

Meditate On The Lord Day And Night

hand raise praising
hand raise praising

We know that Jesus should be the first on our minds when we wake up in the morning and the last on our minds before we go to bed. With all that we need to do in our daily lives from work to kids, to errands and appointments, many of us fail to put this into practice. Often times, we hit the ground running as soon as the alarm clock goes off and our feet hits the floor. This is so very unfortunate because every day that we open our eyes this side of life we should be thankful that God’s love and mercy allowed us to see another day. The fact that He has given us one more day to get it right should bring joy to our hearts and praise to our lips. It’s so simple, after we turn the alarm clock off, just say thank you, Jesus, for this day.

I remember when I was a child my sisters and I would kneel at the side of our beds and say our prayers. The very familiar pray that many children pray, “Now thy lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord my soul to keep if I should die before I wake I pray the Lord my soul to take….” We would then ask God to bless our mother, family, and friends. The entire prayer took less than thirty seconds to say and it pretty much covered all the bases, for a child at least.

I don’t know when I fell out of the routine of praying at night. But I know that it is something that I want to start doing and not for thirty seconds.

God does so much for me that I just want to sit in a quiet space and meditate and think on His goodness and greatness. I want to be able to thank Him. I want to be able to hear His voice.

As part of my journey, I want to begin and end my day meditating on Jesus. I will start out slow, 15 minutes in the morning and 20-30 minutes in the evening. The morning meditation will focus on centering me so that my thoughts, actions, and speech are Christ-like throughout the day. The evening meditation will be more reflective, a way for me to look back on my day to see God’s awesome power.

I started this morning. I didn’t have a set time, I just thanked the Lord for waking me up this morning, I prayed asking Jesus to help me get through the day. I also asked Him to look over my family and friends and to order my steps so whatever I do, He will be glorified and for Him to give me favor. Tonight it will more than likely be the same way, nothing “formal,”

I’ll start the real meditation tomorrow, in the morning with a set time and focused thoughts.

Pray that I can keep this up. My spiritual growth depends on this. I need to have time set aside to talk to Jesus, not just sporadically throughout the day or when I’m going through something.

Does someone want to get in on this with me? If so comment below, maybe we can coordinate meditation together. The Word say if two or three are gathered together He will be in the midst. We won’t be together physically, but our minds will be on one accord.

May God be with you until we meet again.

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