Day 9: Evening Meditation
Consider it pure joy, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If you lack wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.
Today we were only supposed to meditate on verse 5, however, I felt it was necessary to include verses 2-8 as well.
After reading the scripture, use the following words as meditation points:
Take at least 5 minutes to focus on each word, individually. If you consider yourself a novice whose attention often drifts when trying to meditate in the traditional eyes-closed/legs-crossed manner, simply take out a piece of paper and write each word, along with the thoughts that come to mind. As you focus your energy on those power words, think of strategies that will allow wisdom to be the root of every decision you make going forward, perseverance to push you forward- even when it seems impossible, and stability to help your faith remain unwavering.
Finally, solidify your meditation by saying the words out loud, believing in the power that you have just given to each of them.