Meditation is Easy ~ Week 6
Calls, Who do you call most often?
Jeremiah 29:11-12 NIV
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." "Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you." CALLS: How often are you on calls? Phone calls? Texts? Social media messages? I don't know about you, but my phone is never far from me. Our cell phones have become our companions. I can't even guess how many times I have been on it in a day. I certainly can't tell you how many minutes that I have used my time on these calls, not to mention checking messages, missed calls, texting and more. I dare not check my cell phone usage records today, or I might be shocked. Why am I addressing this? Because of Jeremiah 29:12. I was preparing for our study and began to meditate on the first few words of Jeremiah 29:12.
Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. "Then you will call upon me." God pointed out the word "call" to me. "Who are you calling upon Truly?" I heard. I am calling/texing friends and family a lot. However, am I calling upon the Lord often as well? So He has given us a little exercise for the day. Take a blank index card and start counting your calls throughout the day. Count incoming calls, outgoing calls, text, leaving messages, receiving messages and anything resembling a call. Now on the back side of your card, start counting the calls you make to God throughout the day. Each time you call upon Him write it down. Count any time you talk to God, even if it is one word. Tonight before you drift off to sleep, take a look at the front of your index card and then the back. Then begin meditating on Jeremiah 29:12. It is a powerful exercise with great benefits to learn to call upon God more!
Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. That's it ladies. This exercise is in no way directed at you to cause guilt or shame. It is a celebration; pointing out to us that we have God at our fingertips to call upon even easier than a phone call or text to a friend.
I know you all are coming closer and closer to God through your meditating. I am so proud of your efforts! Heaven applauds you! Love, Truly