“My Sharona,” by The Knack, “The Final Countdown” by Europe, or “Take on Me” by A-ha – these are all songs that get stuck in my head.
Meditating on God’s word is exactly like that. It gets stuck in your head and you sing it all day long.
“Oh, but I don’t ‘meditate’” you say. Meditate just means to think things over. We meditate a lot on our problems, ailments, and worries. Wouldn’t you agree?
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. – Psa. 19:14
“Meditation” is higgayon which means “resounding music, whispering, and a murmuring sound.” It’s literally like having that melody stuck in your head that you hum all day. [Compare to hagig, (#1901).]
Think of it this way: you chew your food thoroughly, right? Hopefully. If not, it doesn’t get properly digested and can cause some problems, pain, or worse! You slowly and methodically chew your food. So slowly and methodically chew your spiritual food too.
Its your choice to either slowly chew junk food (worries, lies, & fears) or food that is good for you (God’s promises, statutes, and blessings).
Why are we so quick to doubt God and so quick to listen to the devil? Let’s flip that! Let’s start doubting doubt.
Put everything you think through this filter:
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” – Phil 4:8
“think about such things” = logizomai (#3049) = “take into account; reckon, reason to a logical conclusion. It is the root of the English terms “logic, logical.”
So, yeah, we don’t “check our brains at the door.” We reason things out. We have Christ in us, the hope of Glory (Col. 1:27). We purposely stop worrying about our worries and focus on God’s Word, Son, and Spirit.
And that starts with meditating on His Word day and night (Josh. 1:8).
Oh, yeah and: just a small town girl, living in a lonely world.
Sorry. But not really.