But Mary treasured up all these words, pondering in her heart what they might mean. (Luke 2:19)
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 all of these things in her heart. When we treasure things in our heart, they are special to us and we think of them often. They are the things we reflect upon. These thoughts develop into 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 the words we read and ponder what they are saying to us. Scripture is living and powerful; it impacts how we think, feel, and act.
As we soak our minds and hearts in the Word of God, we will be empowered by the Holy Spirit to apply them to our lives and also make a difference in God’s world. Take time today to treasure up God’s Word and ponder it in your heart.
Today, ask yourself:
What am I doing on a regular basis to treasure up God’s Word and ponder it in my heart?