Priorities. How do you set them and how’s a Christian woman to know if she’s chosen the right priorities? In a world where so much clamores for our attention and time, priority setting is tough. As a woman of God there are two key priorities that have to rise to the top of your list. Why? Because they determine what your remaining priorities should be. We’re going to explore how priorities have been overtaken and how to place the most important ones back on top.
Keeping your mind on God or “setting your mind on things above” is tough, but tough doesn’t mean impossible. If you’re struggling to keep your mind stayed on the Lord, you’re not alone. Even Jesus’ disciples, who were with Him all day, struggled with this. We’re going to use their stories and Jesus’ replies, to learn why you and I are supposed to keep our hearts and minds on things above. Before we get to the disciples we’ll explore Colossians 3:1-4 to learn what we can about this mindful Christian behavior of keeping your heart and mind on God. After all, there are a lot of other things to think about and fill your mind with, right?
If you’ve been a Christian for more than a minute you’ve likely heard the phrase “pray without ceasing” but…What does it mean, Why should I do it, and How in the world is a busy woman supposed to find time to pray all the time? There’s good news – Praying without ceasing is easier than you think and you can pray all the time, even if you spend your day sprinting from one thing to the next. The following what, why, and 7 “how-to’s” will show you just how to fit praying all the time into each and every day.
Have you ever wondered how you’re supposed to meditate on God’s Word? Well guess what, it’s easier than you might think. These 5 practical ways to meditate on God’s Word will show you easy ways to meditate on God’s Word. The good news is you can do them all at once, do one each day, or do all five throughout your day. That part is between you and God. Remember, meditation is about focusing your thoughts. That focus could be on scripture, attributes of God, recognizing His presence, praying Biblical truths, or worshiping the Lord. Meditating on Scripture provides some flexibility and can be easily woven into your busy life. The key is doing it.
Did you know that meditation is in the Bible? This often surprises people, but God’s Word reveals that it was God’s created intent for us to meditate on our Creator. If meditation is in the Bible then it’s important Christians know what it means to meditate on the word of God. This post will define what modern mindfulness meditation is, what the biblical meaning of meditation is, and then go to God’s Word to discover what meditating on God’s Word means. Meditation appears in Scripture at least 23 times and most of those references are in Psalms. Because of this we’re using Psalm 119 to answer our what is biblical meditation question. I pray this post helps shape how you use and value God’s Word. The Psalm 119 section is peppered with Bible study questions for you to answer as you read through this post or spend time later, meditating on God’s Word.