1. Read the Word: Slowly read the Bible verse several times. Discover key phrases or words.
2. Write the Word: Write the entire verse at least once.
3. Memorize the Word: Having the verse in your mind and heart frees you up to not have to look for your place on the page.
4. Speak the Word: Gently speak it out loud several times. It can help you focus and process the verse.
5. Sing the Word: Sing the Bible? Yes! (Col. 3:16) Singing can unlock the heart and emotions. This has been an important part of many traditions in monasteries throughout history. It adds another dimension to meditating on God’s Word.
6. Pray the Bible: Turn the Bible into a dialogue with God. Thank God for the truth that the verse is pointing to. Commit to obey and ask God to empower your heart to follow-through.
7. Picture the Bible: For example, when Jesus says that the Kingdom of God is like a Sower going out to the field to sow seed, picture the scene in your mind. What is God thinking, feeling, and saying?
All of these are ways to meditate on God’s Word and be still in God’s presence. Be sure to write down any insights and thoughts you had and ask God to give you more.