Sanctify them [purify, consecrate, separate them for Yourself, make them holy] by the Truth; Your Word is Truth. John 17:17 (AMPC)
If you only know truth cerebrally and don’t trust in that truth deep in your heart, you’re going to be one frustrated Christian. You’ll know the truth mentally, but the truth won’t set you free. Truth only sets you free when you know it deep down in your heart and you make it a part of you.
How do you get this truth to impact your heart-beliefs? You meditate on it!
Let’s say you’re a businessperson who has a dream to give more toward reaching people for Jesus. You want to be able to give ninety percent of your income and live comfortably off ten percent. Your brain will analyze the situation and think, “How’s that ever going to happen?”
Ignore that question for now and move into the language of your heart: pictures. Envision a promise such as Deuteronomy 8:18 which says that you have the power to make wealth. What does that look like?
Faith always sees the end from the beginning, whereas your reasoning mind focuses on the steps involved. Forget the steps for now. Don’t worry about how you’re going to get from where you are today to this picture that God is painting within you through His promises. Just focus on that picture.
Close your eyes and see yourself paying all your bills and having money left over at the end of the month. See your business expanding and people saying, “Wow, look what God is doing!” See the promise done.
This is the power of meditating on God’s Word. When God’s promises begin to change how you look at your future, they become attainable. You begin to believe that His promises are for you!