When I was a kid we had these "GT and the Halo Express" tapes that we would listen to. I loved them. The songs were all scriptures verses and there are often times that I find myself singing them to myself as an adult. Joshua 1:9 was one of those. "Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged. For the Lord your God will be with you whoever (wherever) you may go."
I love that verse. On the tape the kids were scared of a thunder storm. I am easily scared by storms, so I could relate to their fear. I need this verse constantly to remind me that God is with me. Much like He was with the Israelites.
The thing is this: Joshua 1:9 is preceded by Joshua 1:8. "Mediate on it (the Bible) day and night." Constant meditation. Not just reading it. Thinking on it, soaking in it. Breathing it. There is no mistake of the correlation between being strong and courageous and meditating on the Book.
I wake up each morning with a song in my head. It's usually random. Sometimes I haven't heard the song in years. (The other day it was "I have decided to follow Jesus" - from my childhood.) Well when I was being more deliberate in listening to Christian radio and music more often than not the song in my head each morning would be one of those songs. I was able to focus on the words that kept repeating in my head as I got ready for the day. I was able to worship as I put on my makeup, rather than focusing on whatever else was going to come my way.
This weekend I am going to re-visit some scripture to mediate on as I go about. Will you join me?
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