Keeping the Word in the Midst of your Heart
Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. - Proverbs 4:21
The price of meditation should be paid by you if you will allow the spirit of faith to grow. As you begin to meditate on the word, you will see things beginning to happen in your life. It is through meditation that the written word is converted to the quickening word which brings victory in spiritual warfare. One of the reasons people have no victory when they confess the word of God is because they speak from their head before the word has done its transformation in their heart. Meditation allows the word to digest in your spirit. You must never underestimate the importance of studying and meditating over the word of God. It takes time to meditate but hear the warnings of the scripture in Ephesians 5:15-17.
One sure will of the Lord is studying and meditating on the word. In spiritual warfare, the mother of all battle takes place in the mind where the devil builds his strongholds, in your minds. Paul, writing by the Holy Spirit tells you what to do with these strongholds (for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalted itself against the knowledge of God and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ 2 Corinthians 10:4-5).
These are strongholds of the mind and the word has told you what to do with them. You should protect your mind by casting down those mental images, thoughts and suggestions that run contrary to the purpose of God for your life as revealed by the written word.
Prayer: Lord, let everything that is exalting itself against your knowledge in my life be cast down and destroyed in Jesus name. Lord, give me more grace to keep your testimonies and deliver me from spiritual blindness. I refuse depression and discouragement in Jesus name.
Further Reading: Joshua 1:8, Ephesians. 3:14-21
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Isaiah 37:1-38:22; Galatians 6:1-18; Psalm 65:1-13; Proverbs 23:24