Unilever recently released a study of how Covid-19 affected people’s buying pattern. The demand for ice cream has increased while the demands for shampoo and deodorant have decreased. Due to this stressful environment people have not been taking care of their health that well.
As Christians, we need to understand that health is comprised of not only physical and mental health but also spiritual health. We must take care of our health so that we can better serve God. The most important aspect of our health is our spiritual health, because when we focus on our spiritual health, both mental and physical health are affected positively from it. Just as people brush their teeth everyday to take care of their physical health, we must also meditate on God’s Word everyday to take care of our spiritual health. We must meditate on God’s Word daily even when we don’t feel like it, just as we brush our teeth every day regardless if we feel like brushing or not. This is a matter of health and not about how we feel about things. We must choose to discipline ourselves to do it, for the sake of our spiritual health.
How to meditate on God’s Word daily:
Schedule an appointment with God, preferably first thing in the morning. We schedule a time with God to show that He is important in our lives and not giving Him leftover free time.
Systematically read through a book of the Bible to understand the flow of story better. Devotionals are good but nothing beats reading the Bible itself. I recommend starting with one of the four Gospels.
Always pray first before reading. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you understand God’s Word.
Meditate on every word SLOWLY. Read only a passage or at most 1 chapter per sitting. It is not advisable to read more than a chapter; it is like taking a shower for more than an hour. It is not beneficial.
Prayer of recap and application after reading. Praise God for what you’ve learned and ask the Holy Spirit to help you apply it in your life.
Do it for 90 days straight and experience God transforming your life. Studies show that it takes 90 days straight to develop lifelong habits.
1 Timothy 4:7-8
…train yourself for godliness. For physical exercise has some value, but godliness is valuable in every way. It holds promise for the present life and for the life to come.
～Min. David Or 柯啟洋傳道～