The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you—and more [besides] will be given to you who hear. Mark 4:24 (AMPC)
I’ll never forget a lesson I learned from a friend who was struggling with a major health crisis. He was claiming God’s promises for health and doing everything else he knew to do, but fear was beginning to attack his mind because nothing seemed to be working.
As we were chatting during one particular visit, I suggested that it might be time for him to get back into God’s Word. He assured me that he had every healing scripture memorized and he spoke them over his life regularly.
“But do you meditate on them?” I asked.
Although memorizing God’s Word makes it accessible to you whenever you need it, the act of memorizing it doesn’t release its power. You see, meditation is the missing link for most people.
Mark 4:24 is clear that it’s the amount of meditation you give to the truth you hear that determines how much knowledge and power you personally get out of that truth from God’s Word. As you think about what you are reading, it can impact you and make you picture your future differently. It paints new pictures in your imagination. It brings hope and makes you strong. Over time, it changes the way you think and the way you talk.
Keep meditating on the Word and your expectations will begin to change. Fear will leave as you begin to see yourself healthy, prosperous and full of peace and joy.
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