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Motivation to Meditate

It is difficult to imagine what life would be like if we did not have God’s word. We would have no idea who God is. We would not understand how sin entered the world and the devastating impact it has had. We would not know about true love or what is going to happen when we die. We would have no basis for relationships and morals. It would be absolutely awful.

Thankfully God has given us His word. The Bible is really not that long of a book, yet we will never mine all the treasures that are found in it. It is our lifeline to God. It provides everything we need for life and godliness (2 Pet 1:3). The more we learn to love God, the more we will love His word. God’s word is not an assignment, it is a priceless gift.

Consider how the psalmist expresses his perspective of God’s word.

I shall delight in Your commandments, which I love. And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments, which I love; and I will meditate on Your statutes.
Psalm 119:47–48

I hate those who are double-minded, but I love Your law.
Psalm 119:113

Therefore I love Your commandments above gold, yes, above fine gold.
Psalm 119:127

Your word is very pure, therefore Your servant loves it.
Psalm 119:140

Consider how I love Your precepts; revive me, O LORD, according to Your lovingkindness.
Psalm 119:159

I hate and despise falsehood, but I love Your law.
Psalm 119:163

My soul keeps Your testimonies, and I love them exceedingly.
Psalm 119:167

To be able to meditate on God’s word should be one of the greatest delights a Christian has in this life!

O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.
Psalm 119:97

Rocky Wyatt

Rocky Wyatt came to know the Lord as a young teenager and began working in youth ministry when in college. After serving in churches in Utah, California and Colorado, Rocky moved to Texas to serve as Youth Pastor at Countryside Bible Church. He served there for 26 years where he eventually moved from youth ministry to serve as an Associate Pastor.

Over the course of his ministry, Rocky has always had a desire to train men for pastoral ministry in the context of the local church. In 1992 he started XL Ministries, an organization that is committed to helping churches establish intensive internships for pastoral training. In 2020 he left his position at Countryside Bible Church to become the Executive Director of XL Ministries and now works full time assisting churches in training men for ministry.

He is co-author of The Youth Ministry Training Manual, a textbook for training youth pastors, and has also written multiple other resources for use in various local church ministries. He is currently working on a book to encourage churches to take the primary responsibility to train pastors.

Rocky is married to Pamela, has two sons and daughters-in-law, and ten grandchildren. 

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.1 Corinthians 15:58