- What do you do to relax?
- Are there times in your life when your mind is racing?
- What ways do you meditate on God's Word?
Reading: Psalm 104: 34-35
A few people I know have taken yoga. I've never taken the time to learn that medication technique but I am told that it is very relaxing and good for the mind. I know at times my mind is constantly racing with thoughts and ideas. Sometimes I wish I could have a clear mind and not be thinking of anything.
As this passage from one of the Psalms says, we have to make our meditations with God meaningful. How do we do that? Here are some pointers I picked up from a good friend of mine. First, review your past. What have you learned from your experiences? How have you been helped by those events in your life? What has God taught you? Second, reflect on the greatness and goodness of God. Think of all the marvelous things God has done for you. Think of the awesome love and grace God gives to the chosen. Third, remember God's promises. The Bible is full of the many promises made by our Heavenly Father. Remember those promises. Finally, make requests to the Lord. As it says in Matthew, "Ask and it will be given to you."
Jesus frequently went to pray and gather His thoughts. We, too, should use our devotional time to meditate and pray. Then, we need to wait and see how the Lord Almighty answers our prayers. --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Mediate on or discuss with one another this quote: "It's hard to stumble when you are on your knees!" (Author Unknown)