The Holy Spirit just showed me something more about meditation as the read the account of Peter’s vision of the unclean animals. Acts 10:17 says, “Now while Peter wondered within himself…” Acts 11:6 says, “While I observed it intently and considered…” The Amplified says, “Gazing intently and closely at it, I observed in it…” These two verses are a great example of meditating.
Psalm 1:2 talks about meditating day and night, with the result in verse 3. It says that whatever he does will prosper. The word prosper means: flourish, thrive, do well, blossom, progress.
3 John vs 2 says, “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” Meditating on His word will cause us to prosper spiritually, physically, and emotionally. Our soul is our mind, will, and emotions. Meditating will change the way we think and act. It will literally transform our thought process; influencing every thought and action.
When we mediate we are communing with the Lord through His word. The Hebrew thought was to be lost in communion with God. James 1:21 uses the word implanted. The implanted word is His eternal word rooted in our heart. It is His source of power within us, transforming our lives.