I’ve been reading a lot about meditating on the promises of God. I’m fighting to not just read a promise from God, but to chew on it, to digest it, to turn it over and over in my mouth until it falls into my heart’s affections.
Spurgeon is on the same page about this:
It is marvelous, brethren, how one sweet word of God will make whole songs for Christians. One word of God is like a piece of gold, and the Christian is the gold-beater, and he can hammer that promise out for whole weeks. I can say myself, I have lived on one promise for weeks, and want no other. I want just simply to hammer that promise out into gold-leaf, and plate my whole existence with joy from it.
So, here’s my challenge for this week for all of us:
1. pick a promise.
2. memorize it.
3. chew on it. All week. Pray it. Pray for faith to believe it. Turn it over and over; consider it from every side and trust your very soul into it.
Guys, God’s promises are more precious than gold and more valuable than air.
If you’re not sure where to start, here are some of my favorite promises right now:
- And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)
- You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16)
- He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? (Romans 8:32)
- For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. (Romans 8)
- And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)
- For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. (Malachi 3:6)
- And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise. (Galatians 3:29)
And you can find more promises here.