In the biography of Leonardo da Vinci, Antonio Vallenten tells of a time when the great artist was at work in Milan on his famous painting of the Last Supper. Da Vinci spent many hours meditating in the chapel of the monastery where he was working. The monks resented these “idle periods” and accused the artist of wasting time. But da Vinci defended these periods of reflection by saying, “When I pause the longest, I make the most telling strokes with my brush.”
Perhaps we should spend some extended time in reflection and meditation as we journey in our spiritual walk. Often we jump into a situation, act on an impulse, or make a statement without giving adequate thought to our actions or words. We need to do more thinking before we act.
The scripture declares, “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shalt meditate thereon day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success” (Jos. 1:8). “But his delight is in the law of Jehovah; And on his law doth he meditate day and night” (Psa. 1:2). “I will meditate on thy precepts, And have respect unto thy ways … I will lift up my hands also unto thy commandments, which I have loved; And I will meditate on thy statutes” (Psa. 119:15, 48).
Meditating more in the word of God and giving more thought to our actions using God’s word as our guide will prove to be of great spiritual benefit. Spend a good amount of time each day reflecting on what you have done and said this day, and what you will do and say tomorrow. Spend time “sharpening the axe” before you get to work – plan each day thoughtfully and prayerfully.
Think About It!
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