“But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.” (Luke 2:19, NIV)
Can you imagine Mary’s reaction when the shepherds told her about the supernatural events they experienced when Jesus was born?
We learn an important lesson from Mary in this passage. She treasured and pondered these things in her heart. When we treasure things in our heart, they are special and we think of them often. They are the “go-to things” we reflect upon. These thoughts help us develop convictions that impact our behavior.
In KingdomNomics, we believe in soaking our heart in the Word of God. The heart absorbs whatever it is soaking in, so a cursory reading of the Word of God is not enough. We must treasure its content and ponder what it is saying to us. Scripture is living and powerful; it impacts how we think, feel, and act.
The supernatural exposure the shepherds experienced to the Word, as expressed by the heavenly hosts, so impacted them that they were moved to go to Bethlehem to see this miracle for themselves. Their lives were changed!
Today, ask yourself:
Have I taken the time to ponder, meditate, and memorize portions of Scripture, realizing God wants to transform me into the likeness of his Son for service in this world?