10 Great Ways to Meditate On God’s Word
Meditating on God’s Word is something every child of God ought to do and yet I know I don’t do it nearly enough. So many times I have had my devotions and then walked away not even remembering what I learned from God’s Word that day. Sometimes there are just too many obstacles in the way. But as I get older I do find that there are several ways to help a person meditate on God’s Word throughout the day.
10 Great Ways to Meditate on God’s Word
1. Read, Study, Pray, and Listen
- Do you have a specific time to read and study God’s Word? This should always be number one on your to do list. Choose the time of day that works best for your schedule and spend time with the Creator and the Holy Living God who loves you as an individual. As you read and study write down Scriptures and applications from the Word of God that you can meditate on througout the day.
- Pray the Scriptures you have written down or studied today. Is there something that is applicable to you or your family? Pray about it. I believe we can bless the Lord by praying what His Word says over ourselves and others.
- Listen to an audio Bible – Put it on while you are doing housework or exercising or one of my favorite is to listen while I am getting ready for church on Sunday Morning or right before I go to bed. What a wonderful way to meditate on God’s Word – to put it in your mind and heart before church or before bed. Sleep on it!
2. Write it down
- I love to keep a daily journal with my devotions. I will often choose one or more verses that especially spoke me that day and fill up a whole page with it. Or I will even put it in a writing program on my computer and make a picture out of it. I will put side notes with it to help me remember the verse and what it really means. I am really coming to love this more and more and it is a great way to meditate on God’s Word throughout the day. I hope that one day my children and grandchildren will look through my journals and see that knowing God and meditating on His Word is what is most important in this life. Here is how one of my journal pages may look.
3. Write it on the walls Deuteronomy 11:20 And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:
- Don’t just write it in a notebook, but write it on the walls. Well, not literally, unless you are a good artist. I love the vinyl Scriptures you can order and hang in prominent places. And they are many printable verses you can find online. Just do a search and you will find people offering them in many places. Print one off and put it in a nice frame to hang on a wall or display on a table. I remember as a young girl memorizing several verses this way because my Mom would have Scripture decor hanging on the walls. I saw these verses over and over and they have become a part of my mind and heart. I still have a plaque that belonged to my Grandma and since she lived with us, I saw it every day hanging on the wall in her bedroom. What a wonderful legacy and a great way for your children to meditate on God’s Word.
- Do your children love to write on the wall? Get them some window markers and tell them they can write a Bible verse on the window or put one there yourself for everyone to see when they leave the house or arrive home. Or use the marker to write a verse on your mirror that you see every time you go into your bedroom or bathroom.
4. Let your children or grandchildren choose a verse to write down for the day.
- Have that child read it out loud and display it for each family member to memorize. Let that child tell in his or her own words what the verse means to them and tell why they picked it. My granddaughter loves to write out verse freehand and she often will share them with me. I usually hang them up on my office bulletin board and then I can see those verses regularly. I love it! Here is one she did recently.
5. Scripture Memorization – Here are some good ways:
- Scripture Typer – You get to practice your typing at the same time.
- Memverse – Free and easy online method
- Verses – This is a great little memory app for your phone. I love how you can categorize and the games you can play to help memorize are a plus.
- Flash cards
- Make your own flash cards. Grab some index cards and print them out free hand or type them up real pretty on your computer and print them out. Pick one or several to carry with you and look at throughout the day. This makes memorizing more fun. You can probably even find a sight that offers a template for free Bible verse printouts.
- Make a flashcard file on your phone. I recently started a Scripture verse photo file on my phone. I can pull it up wherever I am and memorize and meditate on God’s Word.
6. Key chains
- This is a favorite of mine and something that I have done for my grandkids. Choose several verses, print them on tags, laminate and attach to a key ring. You will have them with you wherever you go. Here is an example of some that I did:
7. Bible Verse Passwords
- I’ve done this for some time now. It is a great way to make a password and a great way to memorize a verse. For example, you could choose a verse such as John 3:16 and have the first letter of each word in the verse be your password, along with the reference. So it might be something like this. fGsltwthghobsJ316 or whatever combination you would like to make.
8. Scripture pictures and wallpaper
- What does your computer wallpaper look like. Make a pretty Scripture picture and choose it for your back ground. Every time you turn on your computer, it will be staring you in the face. Keep a whole file of Scripture pictures and change out your wallpaper from time to time.
9. Scripture Songs
- What better way to meditate than to sing the Scripture! Here’s a couple places where you can listen for free. Sing the KJV and a favorite of my grandchildren Quiet Time Scripture Songs from the Proverbs. And here are some free downloads for Christian Workers. Here are some great ones that you can buy for your children: Bible Songs for Kids by Bible Truth Music. My grandchildren love these.
10. Just Do It!
- Well, this is my last piece of advice for meditating on God’s Word. I have to remind myself of this over and over. Just Do It! Whatever way you choose, just do it! We must hide God’s Word in our heart in order to learn His wisdom and understanding and in order to keep us from sin. So by God’s grace just determine in your heart that with His help you are going to start today. Psalms 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Psalms 119:15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.