Joshua 1:8 — “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night…”
Genesis 24:63—Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening; and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, camels were coming.
Psalm 27:4—One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord And to meditate in His temple.
The word “meditate” in English means to ponder, but in Hebrew, it is the word hagah, which means to utter or mutter under your breath. In other words, when you meditate on God’s Word, you speak forth or confess His Word instead of just giving it mental assent.
There’s something about this I can’t shake and usually it’s because it’s not just for me, it’s for someone who will be reading this today. There is power in what you’re doing. If you’re in agreement with the Word of God and are constantly muttering it under your breath, keep doing it!
It may not have happened yet, but it will. How do I know that? 2 Corinthians 1:20 (TPT) says, “For all of God’s promises find their “yes” of fulfillment in him. And as his “yes” and our “amen” ascend to God, we bring him glory!”
I am constantly uttering and muttering especially when my mind is under attack. Trust me, my eyes see things and my mind has it’s own translation. My ears hear things and they interpret it into a wild and crazy language. But in order for my mouth to not come in agreement with what I’ve just seen and heard, I utter and mutter the Word of God until my eyes shift to see what HE sees and my ears only hear what HE says.
Easy? No! He didn’t say it would be easy. But He did say He’d never leave me or forsake me so in the middle of the mess, I just look around and there He is. When I get weary in my battle, He sends His angels to surround me. Do you hear the sword play? That’s not a game, God Himself is my ever present help in time of trouble.
Someone once asked me, “How do you do that? When there’s a situation, you always know exactly what to say!” No my friend, it’s not me, it’s the Spirit of God in me who quickens that Word. Romans 10:8 says that the Word of God is near me, even in my mouth and in my heart. If that’s not uttering and muttering, I don’t know what is.
Don’t stop doing it just because it hasn’t happened yet. Keep speaking in agreement with what the Word says regardless. When the time is right, you will see with your eyes what your heart has known all along.