Meditating on the goodness of God is uplifting and builds us up. Over the years, as I have spent time with the Lord in my devotions, it is always uplifting. I may start in a bad mood, but after spending time with the Lord, He lifts me out of the muck and the mire. The Apostle Paul was aware of the power of spending time with the goodness of God.
Philippians 4: 8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.  To fix our thoughts on the things of God, as Paul writes, is an act of our will and a choice we can make.
Mary Meditated on the Goodness of God
The angel Gabriel’s announcement of the coming birth of the Messiah changed Mary’s life. After Mary gave birth to her son, she was surprised by shepherds looking for the Messiah with fantastic news.
Luke 2:15 When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” 16 They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. 17 After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child. 18 All who heard the shepherds’ story were astonished, 19 but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often. Like great treasures, Mary liked to remember what the shepherds told her that day.
God Wants You to Mediate on His Goodness
Meditating on God’s word is essential and another form of worship. Psalm 119: 15 I will study your commandments and reflect on your ways. 16 I will delight in your decrees and not forget your word.  Studying with reflection is meditation. Meditating on God’s ways guides us into an obedient life of worship to God. Focusing on the goodness of God’s word lifts us and changes our actions as we place His word in our hearts.
Would you like your life to be transformed? Does the Lord want to set you on fire spiritually? As we spend time with the Lord, our relationship with Him grows. I like to treasure Bible passages that talk about heaven. I may not be there yet, but it gives me a greater perspective and hope for the future.
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