Thursday, October 21, 2010

Meditating on the Word

Bible stories and scripture memorization have great value, however the Word of God is deeper and more powerful than we give it attention. Many churches and Sunday schools are preaching and teaching the Word in a “wide dimension”, meaning giving the Body of Christ a little bit of the Word here and there, spread thin, and even “watered down”.

We are trying to keep the attention of adults and children alike so we try to wrap the Word of God up in a way that people can “digest” easier, even for kids. But what if we just took time to teach children how to meditate on God’s Word and gain revelation for themselves?

When I personally began to meditate on God’s Word with this model, my whole prayer life changed. Everything about God, the Bible, and Christianity was re-written for me, as if I had re-formatted a computer (which was me) and began re-loading all new programs on it. My love and fascination for the Word increased dramatically as well as my personal understanding and revelation of the Word.

“O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever mine.” (Psalm 119:97-98)

It is my desire that my children would also experience a love and fascination for the Word of God, that the Word would be alive and real to them. In practicing this model with my own children, I have seen them not only memorize the Word of God, but they are dreaming it, painting it, journaling about it, and hearing God speak to them through it.

Of course the vast expanse of the knowledge of God's Word has yet to even be scratched as far as I am concerned, even after three years of practicing this model. However, I have tapped into more than any Bible school class or seminar has taught me through Bible meditation, and I want to encourage everyone seeking more of God to do the same.

I am putting a curriculum together for facilitating this model with children, but in the meantime, below are a few resources that will help you.

If you would like to hear Kirk Bennett's teaching click here

If you would like to download the Study Guide from IHOP click here

- gina

1 comment:

  1. I am right there with you. I am learning to meditate a different way. I never knew one verse could hold so much weight. I can't wait to climb higher in this reality!