BENEFITS OF MEDITATING ON THE WORD OF GOD
OBJECTIVE: The children will learn the benefits of meditating on God’s Word
INTEREST BUILDER Prep talk: Benefits of meditating on the Word of God
SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Psalm 1:1-2; 119:148; 1Timothy 4:13-15; Joshua 1:8
MEMORY VERSE: Psalm 119:130
Parent/ Guardian ask; Hello kids! “What was the topic of last week lesson?” (Kindly allow the children to respond and acknowledge each child’s participation). “Meditating on the Word of God” was the topic for last week. (Teacher briefly discuss highlights on previous topic to refresh the children’s understanding)
Parent/ Guardian says; The topic for today is, “Benefits Of Meditating On The Word Of God”.
Meditation will make you wise. (2 Corinthians 3:5). Meditation helps you deal wisely in your affairs-academics, family, relationship and other responsibilities. It will cause your progress to be evident to all and conditions the environment of your life to be fruitful and productive (Psalm 1:1-3). It delivers to you a life of uncommon grace, favour and greatness (1 Corinthians 2:9-13). Hallelujah!
Meditation drives the Word of God into your spirit. It takes the Word from your mind into your spirit. When you study the Word of God, it enters your mind, but when you meditate on it, it takes the Word from your mind into your spirit. In your mind, you can still reason out the Word of God; but when it gets to your spirit, it becomes real and personal to you. That Word may not have any scientific explanation, but you just know that it is a reality, and nothing can take it from you.
Being successful in life depends on what happens in your spirit (Proverbs 4:23). It is important that you train your spirit with God’s Word for it to be your sure guide for life. You are in a world filled with negative voices of failure, weakness, wickedness and sickness, but as long as you store God’s Word in your heart richly, you will be able to shun those negative thoughts (2 Corinthians 10:5).
One way you can achieve this, is by meditation or muttering God’s Word to yourself. When you mutter or roar the Word, you talk your spirit up and drown all negative thoughts coming to your mind. Pastor Chris said, “I first learnt to do this as a teenager many years ago: I’d sometimes get into my dad’s car in the garage, just to be alone in a quiet place and there meditate”. This is something you need to do often: Learn to lock yourself away in a private place so as not to disturb others and then shout the Word until you completely drown every negative thought of fear, unbelief or failure. Hallelujah!
Another powerful benefit of meditation, is that it will make you the Word! This is God’s purpose for giving you His Word, so we would become the Word. As you practice meditating consistently on God’s Word, you find that you will begin to think, talk, and act like God. Your whole life will become a reflection of the Word. When this happens, it will be impossible for any sickness to remain in your body, because the Word would have permeated your entire body system and taken charge of your being. Understand that the Word has the divine energy to affect everything about your life including your physical body. Proverbs 4:22 says, “For they (the Word) are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh”.
Meditation will cause you to do the Word of God. The Word has power; you do not need to struggle to do the word. There will be times when our hearts do not feel like meditating on the Word of God. During these moments, the temptation is to stop reading, lose focus, and move on to other activities. Do not give in to such temptation, because in meditating on the Word lies your strength. Meditation is also a key to exhorting our hearts to delight in God’s Word, which is necessary for our spiritual strength and joy!
Meditation gives you Rhema. Rhema is the spoken Word of God, it is the “now” Word of God for your situation, and you receive it by meditating on the written Word. It has the ability to produce results in you and to deliver an inheritance to you. There may be a condition in your body that you desire a change, find somewhere you can be alone and meditate on God’s Word. You may not feel like it; especially when your body is telling you something different, but do it. The Word is sure to prevail over that situation, and cause you to walk in victory always.
Now that you know the benefits of meditation, what scriptures are you meditating on today? Encourage your kid/ ward to pick a Bible Book and chapter for study. Guide him/her to take the book through
MEMORY VERSE: Psalm 119:130 ESV “The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple”.
CONFESSION: Dear Father, I thank you for showing me the benefits of having your Word in my spirit. Your Word fills my heart now and always, in Jesus’ Name. Amen!
Watch out for the quiz questions tomorrow!