Take Time To Ponder

While these moments don’t last for long, they are important to the rest of my life

Psalm 64:1-10

Reference: “All people will fear; they will proclaim the works of God and ponder what he has done.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭64:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: I’m not really one to stop and ponder very often. I like to keep busy and keep ticking things off my to-do list.

But every now and again I catch myself and just stop. And ponder. On the deeper things in life.

It may be when I see a glorious sunset or a ferocious ocean or when I’m alone in the car.

At these times I often ponder my faith in God. My marriage. My friendships. My purpose.

While these moments don’t last for long, they are important to the rest of my life. They either make me appreciate what I have or inspire me to act differently.

Application: The psalmist stops and ponders God when He answers his prayer. And believes that others will ponder God when they see Him move too.

It’s at these times, when we come to ponder God, that our faith is deepened. This can mean our love for God is renewed or our awe for Him is strengthened.

We can continue to rush through life in all its busyness, but when we stop to consider God we allow our faith to develop.

I’m challenged to do this more often. If I want my faith to continue to grow then I need to make time to ponder God.

Not just when I see Him move or when He answers my prayer, but every day let’s stop and consider who God is and what He has already done for us.

Prayer: Lord, I stop and take a moment right now to ponder You. You are mighty and powerful, You are compassionate and loving. Thank You for allowing me into Your life. I’m humbled to be truly Yours. Amen.

What do you ponder about God today?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.