Transformation is a gift from God: we can’t force it. What we can do, however, is position ourselves to be transformed by him. And that’s the point of the Spiritual Disciplines.
Meditation is an ancient biblical practice that connects us with “streams of water” that never run dry and allows Scripture to transform us.
My question is this: how many of us, like Jacob, live life completely unaware of the presence of God?
When we meditate on the Word of God we become like a tree that extends its roots into an abundant and inexhaustible source of life.
It is important to know that forgiveness does not involve excusing the wrong that another has done to us, but simply leaving judgment to the one and only Judge.
As with all of the spiritual disciplines, the end goal of fasting is not to be more disciplined. It is to be with Jesus and be more like him.
This Psalm speaks of the person who delights in the Scriptures and meditates on them day and night. This person is like a tree planted by streams of water, with constant access to sustenance. No matter the weather that tree will grow, and in its season it will bear fruit.