How to Meditate {Making Your Home a Haven: Week 2}

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.
For then you will make your way prosperous,
and then you will have good success.
(Joshua 1:8)

Welcome back to Week 2 of the Making Your Home a Haven Bible Study!  This week’s spiritual discipline is meditation!  Join me for Week 2’s video as we discuss How to Meditate —then pull out your journals and begin!

Week 1 – Meditation

Sometimes I find myself distracted while reading my Bible.  If I do not intentionally focus on what I am reading, it is easy for me to forget what I read during my time in His Word.  This is why the discipline of meditation is so important.

Meditating on God’s Word is more than just reading it.  It is taking the time to slowly reflect and think about what the passage means or how the passage applies to our lives.  Sometimes it includes committing scripture to memory, so we are able to recall it when temptations and trials come.

David said: I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” (Psalms 119:11). The only way to hide God’s Word in our hearts is to read it over and over until it changes our thoughts, shapes our decisions and becomes our standard for living.

Meditating takes time but it is a vital spiritual discipline that helps us go deeper in our walk with the Lord.  Like a sponge, let’s sit this week and linger over God’s Word and literally soak it in and squeeze all the spiritual nourishment we can out of his Word. I know your soul will be refreshed.

Week 2 – Challenge

Keep your candle going and add to it soft music every day in your home. Choose worship, classical or another form of peaceful music that helps you focus on the Lord.

My candle and soft music literally change the atmosphere of my 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.  I hope it blesses you too.

{Share your pictures of your favorite Worship CD or playlist on Instagram by using the hashtags: #MakingYourHomeAHaven and #WomenLivingWell }

 Here is this week’s Bible Reading Plan

This Week’s Verses of the Day:

(Leaders: You can use these images in your groups by using right click and “save as” or screen shot them.)






Click HERE to print the Verses of the Day for Week 2.


Here’s the Daily Bible Reading Plan
Printable Bible Bookmark

Join me in making our home a haven for our families. Together we'll make our homes a haven of peace, joy, tranquility, and fun for all who enter. #WomenLivingWell #homemaking #friendship #makingyourhomeahaven

Printable Bible Coloring Bookmark

Bible Coloring Chart Bookmark 2

Signature GMG SOAK Bible Study Method

Video explaining the Bible Coloring and SOAK Methods of Study


Here are the highlighters, pens and pencils I mentioned in the video:

Highlighters – Acid Free – Bible Hi-Glider
Fine Line Non-bleeding Pens – Micron Archival Ink and Multi-Colored Gel Pens
Colored Pencils – Crayola Twistables and Crayola Colored Pencils
I use the ESV Inductive Study Bible as my personal study Bible.

Don’t Miss the Daily Check-Ins on Facebook and Instagram!

Join us EVERY weekday morning ANYTIME after 7:00amEST on Facebook
to discuss the day’s reading assignment.

Share pictures of your candles, flowers, playlists and favorite places to rest on Instagram by using the hashtags: #MakingYourHomeAHaven and #WomenLivingWell.

***Unlike my other Bible Studies, this series will only have Monday blog posts.  For daily encouragement during this challenge follow me out on –> Instagram and facebook .  I’ll be there every day cheering you on!

It’s time to slow down and catch up with God.  Light your candle, give thanks to the Lord, then open God’s Word and drink deeply from the living well.

Enjoy your walk with the King,

Courtney ????

I’m so glad you are joining us!
You can use any notebook you have
but if you want the optional journal, it is available
exclusively on Amazon here.

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    1. Hi Shirley,

      If you click on the image you like – you are able to print it for free!

      I’m sorry I do not have prints for sale.
      Much Love,
      Courtney 🙂

  1. Hey Courtney! Good morning! Can you share what commentaries, Bible concordance/dictionary and other study resource helps you use?

  2. When are you starting Making Your Home a Haven? I would like to do this but after we get moved into our new house. Can you do it anytime of the year or just in the fall?

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