[box color=”grey-vibrant” type=”square” icon=”hand_point”]11 Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. 12 It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” 13 Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” 14 No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.[/box]
The Word is always very near us if we have endeavored to lay up His Words in our hearts. Our heart is like a big repository where we can store the Word of God. When we discipline ourselves to meditate in the Word and lay up His Word in our heart, then we have ready access to His Word anywhere, at any time.
We can draw out of the deposit of the Word in our heart by the words of our mouth. We speak out what we have put in there. When the Word occupies our mouth and our heart it becomes ”very near” to us.
This enables us to meditate in the Word of God almost anywhere and at any time. Ideally we would desire a quiet place away from disturbances where we can sit and meditate with the Bible opened before us.
However if we have laid up His Word in our hearts then we are also able meditate in the Word while walking down a busy street, or driving along the highway, etc. On many occasions whether we are lying down, or walking through a shopping mall, or driving to work we can meditate in the Word of God.
We can focus our attention on a particular Scripture or perhaps many Scriptures or even a particular theme conveyed in Scripture. We may use any combination of the three aspects – contemplation, visualization and confession – as we meditate at any given time.