Sunday, April 25th, 2010
"Ponder over these things; be absorbed in them." (1 Timothy 4:15)
The foremost source of divine guidance is the Bible. God's inspired Word. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17) To make the most of that Word, we are wise not to wait for a challenging situation to arise before seeking helpful words in the Scriptures. Rather, we will make Bible reading a daily habit. (Psalm 1:1-3) In that way, the inspired words become familiar. God's thoughts become our thoughts, and we are ready to face even unexpected problems. In addition, it is important to meditate on what we read in the Scriptures and pray in connection with it. When we ponder on Bible verses, we consider how they might apply in specific situations. When we face serious problems, we pray to Jehovah, asking for help to find the guidance we need. Jehovah's spirit will help us to recall helpful Scriptural principles that we have read in the Bible itself or in Bible-based publications.— Psalm 25:4, 5.
(Watchtower issue: 4/15/08, 2:16, 17)
This is so true...sometimes even in an almost imperceptible way. The more familiar you are with God's Word, the more it blends into your own thinking process and actually becomes a part of you. It really is "alive" and "exerts power" (Hebrews 4:12)