Recently I came across a book that emphasized the importance of every individual taking a pause. Pausing for the author meant slowing down from the rush of different activities or completely taking a break from the business of life.

Psalm 119:15-16

[15] I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.
[16] I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.

As a child of God, it is necessary for you to deliberately organize your time and daily schedule. Apart from the quiet time you observe every morning or night, properly plan to take out days to evaluate your growth and relationship with the Father.

It is at this time you meditate on God’s words without distractions from anything and your mind is fixed solely on conversing with Him. A profound quote by Crystal McDowell says, “We can have the mind of Christ when we meditate on the word of God.

Philippians 4:8

[8] Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious–the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.

Meditation grants you unlimited access to the true and beautiful mysteries of God’s nature, precepts, and kingdom. It opens you up to becoming like Him regularly because you become what you focus on.

When the word of God never departs from you, you become an unstoppable force to the evil one. His word soon serves as a shield to the fiery darts of the enemy, and no matter how hard he tries, you overcome.

Joshua 1:8

[8]  And don’t for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind. Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it. Then you’ll get where you’re going; then you’ll succeed.

To the everyday person, a pause might be an evaluation of experiences and thinking about how to be better but for you a believer, it goes beyond that. Why not freeze other activities and create time for God today?

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