This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous and then thou shalt have good success. — Joshua 1:8
What is the purpose of studying and meditating on Our Father’s [God] word?
Well, for starters, it’s the only way you will be able to know who you are and what you are able to do. When you made the decision to serve God, [or maybe you are still wrestling with should you or shouldn’t you] you knew you would need to cast away your cares [your burdens, worries, doubts, fears] so that you would be free to walk in the spirit of the Lord where there is liberty [freedom].
Casting all your cares upon him; for he careth for you. — 1 Peter 5:7
You can not go forth in the way God has called you if you do not learn of his way, his truth, and his life. The more you study God’s word, [the word of God] the more you become who he created you to be.
As you can see and hear in Joshua 1:8, the Lord teaches us through Joshua, that when you study and meditate daily in his word, the next step is for you to do what he says.
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. — James 1:22
The purpose of studying and meditating on the word of God daily is to clean out all of the junk that has been put in there and to renew a right spirit in you (Psalm 55:10): that you would love the Lord with all of your heart, soul, and mind. (Matthew 22:37)
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind that he may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. — Romans 12:2
As your heart, soul, and mind become new, you then are becoming born again [by the Spirit of God]. No longer are you who you were in the world, but you now become a new creation by the word of God.
Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen. This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth by praise. — Isaiah 43:18-21
As you study, meditate and take notes on what the Lord, our Shepherd, is teaching you. Before you go in to be with him, ask the Lord to give you understanding so that you may receive all he has for you on the inside and on the outside. Begin to apply what you have learned and you will begin to see the manifestation of all God has for you.
But don’t stop there.
Pray for what?
Pray, so that others will be able to receive the same lesson you just learned and that they too will be able to apply those same lessons and pray for others to receive it as well.
Therefore, I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe, that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. — Mark 11:24
Be encouraged. Be inspired. Be who God created you to be.
Apostle Bella Grace