UCB Word for Today 8th January 2023 Sunday Daily Devotional Message (United Christian Broadcasters)
Read UCB Word For Today 8th January 2023 Devotional for Sunday
TOPIC: Meditate – Percolate (1)
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Colossians 3:16 NKJV
UCB WORD FOR TODAY DEVOTIONAL MESSAGE
Meditating in Scripture is one of the great keys to spiritual growth. In Psalm 1, David writes, ‘In His law he meditates day and night’ (Psalm 1:2 NKJV). But the word ‘meditation’ is not one that a text-and-Twitter generation relates to very well. We imagine sober-faced monks wearing hair shirts and chanting on bended knees as the sun comes up every morning. As a result, we want to run in the opposite direction. We admire such people, think God has to call us to such a thing, and conclude that He certainly hasn’t called us to do it. Or we think meditation is a discipline that requires hours of uninterrupted time, and time is the one thing we don’t have any more of.
And the result? We live busy but spiritually barren lives. Some of us actually think meditation is a fine thing, but we believe that there are too many other areas of spiritual growth and character development we need to work on first. What’s the problem? We don’t understand what it means to meditate, or the rich benefits it will give us. A spoon of instant coffee is okay if you just want the basic taste of coffee. But if you want more – if you want to enjoy the flavours of the coffee in all their richness – you have to let it percolate. So, we could paraphrase the Scripture this way: ‘In His law he percolates day and night.’ That is what Paul meant here: ‘Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom.’ Today, enjoy the aroma, taste the flavour, and experience the strength.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Luke 1:21-38, Psalms 4-6
UCB Word for Today 8th January 2023 Sunday Daily Devotional. United Christian Broadcasters is a Christian media charity that exists to offer every person, in every place, every moment of the day, the opportunity to hear, watch or read the Word of God in a relevant and engaging way.