Meditating on the Word and Your Testimony

Saturday April 26, 2014

Sydney Ropp had the offering message. Dale’s message, Text: Psalm 1:1-4. You can be blessed by what you don’t do: NOT walking in the counsel of the ungodly, NOT standing in the path of sinners, and NOT sitting in the seat of the scornful. Watch your desires. The Word and God’s promises do not change, so keep your eyes on them. Meditating takes time, just like planting by the rivers of water and then prospering (the harvest of meditating). Meditation is greater than crisis. In Psalm 119:1-2 the Word is called “His testimonies”. A testimony is a landmark in your life. It is something you can obey and keep, because it should change your life forever. For instance, Pastor Syd and Jen can keep the testimony of their daughter’s miraculous birth. There is a law of gratitude for all that God has done in your life. Meditation is seeing God in the Word making a change. Make the New Testament biographical by reading it and putting yourself as the character in the account. Do not let your testimony slip. In Genesis 15:5-6 God gave Abram an image to help him see and believe what He was saying to him about being the father of many descendants. What is the image you have of yourself? Get the right image and then you will have it. Meditation is your way out of wherever you are. Joshua 1:8 tells us to keep the Word coming out of our mouths and we will see things differently. Action comes out of meditation and prosperity comes out of the action. The problem of your problem is that it demands your attention. Meditate on the Word, not your problem. Light comes out of darkness (Psalm 112:4).