“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
“That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.”
Meditation simply means to say the same thing as God long enough until your mind can see what you are saying. Joshua 1:8 tells us about meditation in the Word. It says the book of the Law shall not depart from our mouth; but we shall meditate in it day and night. Biblical meditation begins with confession of the Word. When God says “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth…” He simply means that the Word should not depart out of your conversation, your speech, and your communication. Then He continues “…but thou shall meditate therein…” This shows that there is no such thing as meditation without speaking or confessing the Word. So, simply put, you will only meditate in the Word that does not depart from your mouth, that is, the Word that you confess consistently.
It is clear that your meditation does not mentor itself; it is your confession or communication or speech that drives your meditation. If you put wrong words in your mouth, your meditation will be wrong. Watch anyone that is saying wrong things, his meditation will be wrong. In a sense, your mind is very faithful, it minds what you give it to mind. If you do not like the way you think, then change what you are hearing and saying to yourself. By principle, you must only hear and say things that you will meditate upon; if you don’t want to have a wrong mindset, keep the Word very close to your ears and mouth.
Some people just close their eyes when they want to meditate, without giving direction to their mind by confession; they will usually find their thoughts wandering away in no man’s land where they did not bargain for. Why? You need to know that when you leave your mind to itself, it starts working automatically, driving itself and choosing thoughts randomly. Beloved, you ought not to allow your mind use itself; you must give it pleasant thoughts to think upon. Talk to your mind and inspire it; give your mind contents. God has given you the power to choose what to mind; therefore use it. Put the Word close to your ears and mouth daily. Talk the Word to yourself until your mind can see what you are saying, then you will be able to act upon the Word effortlessly.
My Solid Front (Confession): In Jesus Name, I declare that my mind thinks the right thoughts; my mouth is filled with the Word. My communication is always in line with the Word; I inspire my mind with the Word. The Word of God is my meditation at all times. Amen!
Further Meditation: Proverbs 4:20-22; Mark 5:25-28.