Making Your Home a Haven: Week 2 – Meditation

This week's spiritual focus is meditation. Learn how to engage in meditation on God's Word and discover some great verses to begin meditating on. #Biblestudy #MakingYourHomeaHaven #Meditation #WomenLivingWell

Welcome back to Week 2 of the Making Your Home a Haven Challenge!  Keep your candles burning and your thankful heart going and let’s add to it!

This week’s Spiritual Focus is Meditation.

Some days a scheduled quiet time just can not happen. Emergencies, sicknesses, a busy season at work,  or family members who need us, just simply make it impossible.  It would be wrong for us to put pressure on ourselves to always create the “Pinterest Perfect” quiet time.  Life just does not work that way.

So what’s the solution when an extended time alone with the Lord is not possible?

Learn how to meditate on God’s Word.

Joshua 1:8 says, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it.”

Meditating is essentially soaking in God’s Word. Like a sponge, sit and linger over God’s Word. Take in the living water and be refreshed.

Meditating goes hand in hand with memorization. If you are memorizing, then most likely you are also meditating. But it is possible to meditate and not memorize.

Here’s How To Meditate on One Passage of Scripture for a Week

1. Choose the passage of Scripture for the week. My favorite passages to meditate on come from Psalms, Proverbs and the Gospels.

2. Write the passage on a note card and slip it in your pocket. Pull it out periodically and read over it. Keep it in your purse all week long, and pull it out at convenient times and read through it.

3. Open your Bible to that passage, and place it on the kitchen counter. All day long, when you walk through the kitchen, pause, read the passage, and then move on.

4. Read the passage out loud. Read it to yourself, and read it to the children during breakfast and lunchtime.

5. Read the passage first thing in the morning. Read the pas- sage as soon as you get out of bed so it’s the first thing on your mind that morning.

6. Reread the passage before you go to bed at night. Bookend your days with the reading of this passage of Scripture.

7. Write the verses at the top of your to-do list. This way, every time you look over your to-do list, you can review the Scripture passage.

Squeeze every drip of nourishment out of the passage all day long through these short readings of Scripture.  Meditate on God’s Word day and night, and you will soon find your life transformed by the renewing of your mind!

So pause right now and consider…what passage of scripture would you like to meditate on this week?

You could choose an entire chapter – like I love Psalm 46 – the entire chapter.  Or you could choose individual verses on a topic that you are struggling with.

If you are not sure – here’s some blog posts I’ve written that have verses that you could print out (or write out) and use:

10 Verses for When You are Worried

10 Verses for When You Struggle to Forgive

10 Verses for When You Can’t Sleep at Night

10 Verses for When You are Having a Bad Day

10 Verses About God’s Love For You

10 Verses for When You Feel Like Giving Up

The Top 10 Most Popular Verses in the Bible

Most of these blog posts have a printable with the verses. You could print multiple copies and place them around your house and read them over and over this week.  God’s Word is alive and powerful! I know He is going to move in your life and speak to you – as you meditate on His Word!

Week 2 – Challenge

Keep your candle going and add to it –  soft music everyday in your home. Choose worship, classical, jazz, or another form of peaceful music that you enjoy. Focus on good, peaceful and true thoughts and let the frustrations of this world go.  Rest and release all of your worries to the Lord.

Burning candles and soft music –change the atmosphere of the home.

While the rest of my home may be messy – my candles keep on burning and my soft music…keeps on playing.

Morning, noon and night they serve me. My candle serves me with a flickering warm light, a pleasant scent, and a reminder to turn to God as my source of strength and help.

My music serves me with a soothing sound.

They don’t make messes, they don’t need managed, they just simply bless me and my family.

So let’s get started!

**Share with us in the comment section – what passage of scripture have you chosen to meditate on this week and what is your favorite music to play in your home?

Have a great week in God’s Word and keep your candles burning and prayers of Thanksgiving going!!! 🙂

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  1. Philippians 4:6-7. What a blessing this is for me this week as I am facing surgery on Friday. What a delight the candle and music will be to me and my family during my recovery. Thank you.

  2. “walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Colossians 1:10)

  3. James 1:5
    “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”

  4. I am doing a GMG Thanksgiving study from several years back. This week’s memory verse is Psalm 95:2
    “Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song”

    This is the verse I will be meditating over this week. Plus it seems appropriate since this week’s challenge has to do with music! Amazing how God works!

  5. I guess IN arms length is a better way to put it.
    Near at hand.
    Close at hand.
    I can be reminded purposefully all day

  6. I’m memorizing and meditating on John 15:1-4. I’m playing Bluegrass Gospel on Pandora. Excited for this week’s challenge!

  7. My verse to meditate on is Psalm 46:10. This is a verse that is and has been very important to me for 10 years. It reminds to be still-let God talk. NO matter what is going on, I need to hear his voice in my life.

  8. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!
    Psalm 139:17-18 NLT

  9. I wanted to share how this reminded me of a time when I was going through a rough period weaning off of pain medication. I had Post-its of uplifting, encouraging promises from God all over my house. It really helped get me through. I’ll pray and go pick a scripture or chapter to meditate on now. God bless you ladies.

  10. The verse that has been on my heart lately is “Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let you heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14

    I am in the waiting room of life right now. I am working on Being Still and waiting in my God.

  11. Courtney, thank you so much for the printables! I’m meditating on Ps. 46 especially vs. 1 with sweet light classical music.

  12. Luke 6:27-28.

    About 6 months ago I discovered a man on YouTube (DappyTKeys worship music) who plays worship songs on the piano. His music has been such a blessing to me.

  13. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
    Philippians 4:8

  14. My Verse is Jeremiah 29:11. I’m sure glad He knows the plans cause sometimes I’m just moving so much I have to refocus on His will and not my own. I lean in and listen to his voice❤️

  15. Psalm 91
    He awho dwells in the secret place of the Most High
    Shall abide bunder the shadow of the Almighty.

    2 cI will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
    My God, in Him I will trust.”

    3 Surely dHe shall deliver you from the snare of the 1fowler
    And from the perilous pestilence.

    4 eHe shall cover you with His feathers,
    And under His wings you shall take refuge;
    His truth shall be your shield and 2buckler.

    5 fYou shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
    Nor of the arrow that flies by day,

    6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
    Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

    7 A thousand may fall at your side,
    And ten thousand at your right hand;
    But it shall not come near you.

    8 Only gwith your eyes shall you look,
    And see the reward of the wicked.

    9 Because you have made the Lord, who is hmy refuge,
    Even the Most High, iyour dwelling place,

    10 jNo evil shall befall you,
    Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;

    11 kFor He shall give His angels charge over you,
    To keep you in all your ways.

    12 In their hands they shall 3bear you up,
    lLest you 4dash your foot against a stone.

    13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
    The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.

    14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
    I will 5set him on high, because he has mknown My name.

    15 He shall ncall upon Me, and I will answer him;
    I will be owith him in trouble;
    I will deliver him and honor him.

    16 With 6long life I will satisfy him,
    And show him My salvation.”

  16. “My grace is all you need, for my power is greatest when you are weak”…….

    2 Corinthians 12:9 (Good New Bible)

  17. “But you O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness “ Psalm 86:15
    Thankful for His steadfast love and faithfulness!!

  18. Proverbs 2:12-15
    ” Wisdom will save you form the ways of wicked men, from men who’s words are perverse, who leave the straight paths to walk in dark ways, who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil, whose paths are crooked, and who are devious in their ways.

  19. Psalm 91
    I can rest in Him because He is my shield, protector and most of my Kinsmen-Redeemer. I’m reminded he will avenge me against my enemies.

  20. Although I’m a bit late for week 2, the Scripture that has stayed with me is Philippians 1:6 that says, “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”
    ~Thank You, Father for Your love, and promises. Amen.????

    I pray many blessings to Courtney and her family, and to each and everyone of you, I pray God keep you in His perfect peace. Amen.

  21. Hi Courtney <3
    much love to you.
    I'm sorry for your heart hurting.
    Could you share your favorite candle scent/brand and some songs you love to listen to? (or do you just switch it up?)
    I think you're AMAZING.

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