Wednesday 15th December 2010 – Pastor Mark Ballosingh
Psalm 5:1Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation. This Psalm was a Psalm that was read in the morning, and the word meditate here signifies the dawning of the day, as David rose up on the morning he would take heed of what God would have to say.
It is important that the first voice you hear in the morning and the first person that hears your voice in the morning is God.
If you take a time out from your worries and cares and wait on God, He will speak and move at the right time and the right hour. When you meditate our concentration and view is to look up for the devil’s portion is to keep your head down, the Psalmist says “I will lift up my eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help”
Your meditation must be intense for God will speak to you in that time. He will take you from the mountain top experience to face the valley experience of day to day living and it will be those words spoken during the time of meditation you will have to apply to face and deal with the situation. It is in your day to day living and walk your Faith is testes and things which God shared in your meditation will become real and applicable.
In your most desperate time, God will speak, don’t give up, don’t walk away, but say to yourself “I’ve heard the voice of God”….Saddu Sundarsingh told God to prove himself and if he didn’t by midnight that night he would go on the train track and lay down…God spoke to him, Saddu had a desire to know who God is and he later went on to preach the gospel and was referred to as “The Apostle of the bleeding feet” God has to speak to him in a critical situation for there was a great purpose for his life. One never knows in their time of meditation to what purpose God will call you, meditation will require a degree of waiting.
Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. Meditation will require us to speak. There is a time to be quiet and a time to be noisy in the presence of God. That which cometh from the mouth is a replica of what is in the heat, when we worship, pray, praise God our words must be acceptable in His sight. Our words must be sincere, truthful and righteous, the Psalmist David says in Psalm 51 v 7: Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
David recognizes God for who He is, not for His hand but for His heart “you are my strength and my redeemer” When we get up in the morning thank God gor He has given us the strength to rise up, He is not only our strength and supplier but our Redeemer…”what is man, that thou art mindful of him?”
If there was ever a time believers needed to meditate and recognize who God is in their life it’s now….
Psalm 49:3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding. David is very personal in this Psalm and he talks about his mouth and his heart. Understanding in this context refers to understanding who God is.
When you meditate one of the things you need to ask God for is wisdom for wisdom brings understanding. When God asked Solomon what he wanted he asked God for wisdom…..God saw the sincerity in Solomon’s heart and granted him wisdom and added riches to him, when you receive the wisdom of God other things will be added in your life.
When you give God wholly without reproach, His presence will come in and it will grant you that which you never even dreamed off.
Psalm 104:34 My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD. In my longing, in the time I take to think about God, it is sweet, that fellowship is sweet, that worship is sweet. Deepen your relationship with God with each day the relationship will become stable, sound and established. Through the act of meditation your love for God will grow, love for God multiplies itself by the time spent with Him. The songwriter says, “every day with Jesus is sweeter than the day before” the more you get to know God is the more you love Him.
As you meditate in the Lord, let the relationship become sweet. The sustenance of meditation is important, the devil will try to keep you away from God, the church, the pastor, prayer and worship but God, the church, prayer and worship will keep the devil away. As we talk to God and our relationship develops he gives us wisdom beyond measure to deal with every day life and the situations which face us.
Psalm 119 97 – 99 O how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day.98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.Your enemies never leave you, they may leave for a season but they are always lurking around and watching.
It is important you understand the power of God’s testimonies in your life, when you look at nature, when you look at your life, when you look at the provisions in your life that is God’s testimony to you.
When the children of Israel came into Egypt they had to offer up all their jewelry, upon leaving Egypt they went back to get their possessions. The story will go on to tell their jewelry was of no value in the desert and one would ask “why would God allow the children of Israel to leave Egypt with all their jewelry?” Later they would take their gold and melt it and build the golden calf which was destroyed by God and the remaining gold would later be used for The Arc of Covenant.
In God’s testimonies towards us, He teaches us how great He is….If you meditate on God daily, upon who He is in your life then the noise and distractions of the day will not make you lose sight of His testimonies in your life.
God incarnate sent His Son to make this relationship with us personal and meditation will cause us to become stronger and make the relationship sweeter.
We must recognize God as a personal God and not as an entity, recognize God as MY God, a God who is strong, a God who is with me and continues to be with me, my strong tower, my God who walks with me in the shadows of death. Draw closer to Him, He didn’t bring you this far to leave you.