Get a Good Grip on God’s Word
By Rick Warren
“Hold firmly to the word of life” (Philippians 2:16 NLT).
God has promised many wonderful benefits in your life if you will meditate on the Word of God and then apply its truths to your life.
How do you meditate? If you know how to worry, you already know how to meditate. Worry is when you take a negative thought and think on it over and over and over. On the other hand, when you take a passage of Scripture and think on it over and over and over, that’s meditation.
If all you do is hear the Word of God when you go to church, you’ll have a weak grip on the Word of God, and it easily can be pulled out of your mind.
Psalm 119:16 says, “Your laws make me happy. I never forget your word” (GW). Do you want to be happy? Following God’s principles will produce happiness, and you remember those principles by memorizing them, meditating on them, and then applying them.
In addition, Psalm 119:35 says, “Make me walk along the path of your commands, for that is where my happiness is found” (NLT). Usually we’re looking for happiness in all the wrong places. God says happiness is found in the path of his commands.
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