Lately, I have been studying the power in the Word of God. I shared a portion of that with you yesterday – today, I want to share something the Lord showed me last week concerning the Word of God. It was eye-opening to me. I hope it will be to you as well.
One morning while studying, God spoke to my heart and said, “Let My Word go deep inside of you.”
You see, the day before I had listened to a wonderful teaching on the Word becoming flesh. It was so good, and I really enjoyed it. Even so, the next morning I put in a different DVD, on a different subject and started listening to it.
What God was showing me that morning was I had a habit I needed to break. Instead of continuing to listen to the revelation He was giving me. Instead of meditating on it until it was so deep inside of me that it became a part of me, I moved on to the next teaching, the next revelation. I had not let this word go deep inside of me. It wasn’t deep revelation to me yet, but only surface knowledge.
One of my favorite scriptures is found in Colossians 2:7, in the New Living Bible.
Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him.
This scripture came to mind that day as the Lord showed me what I was doing. I was indeed sowing the seed of the Word of God in my life for the things I was praying for – but I was not allowing them to go deep inside of me. Basically, I was allowing much of the seed to remain on the surface of my heart, not meditating to the point where it went deep inside of me.
What happens when we do this? Well, the seed, if it remains on the surface, can be destroyed by the least little thing. An adverse wind will blow it away. Sudden rain will wash it away. Heat will destroy it.
What He was saying is this. “If you allow the seed of the Word of God to be only surface level, any symptom, adversity, obstacle, or sudden attack will destroy your seed. BUT, if you allow that same seed to go deep inside of your heart, to the very center of your heart, the winds of adversity won’t touch it. Sudden attacks can’t get near it. Nothing will move you off that Word.”
This my friend is why we must not just passively read the Word of God but we must meditate on the Word of God. Joshua 1:8 says, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night…”
Psalm 1:1-3 says, “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law, he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.”
Oh, my goodness! When we choose to meditate on the Word of God, we are like a tree planted by water…never thirsty. Always producing fruit. Never withering and whatever we do…WHATEVER…we do shall prosper. That is the power of the Word of God being sown deep inside our heart.
Today, if God has spoken a word or a verse of scripture to you. If He has highlighted something to you, don’t just read it and thank God for it and move on. Take time to meditate on it until it becomes planted deep inside your heart. Far from anything that could destroy it. Ponder it, read it, confess it, and meditate on it until you know it is a part of you. When you do that, it will prosper – you can count on it.