The dictionary defines it as this:
: to think about or consider (something) carefully
I sometimes speak...without thinking. I sometimes act....without considering. I sometimes make decisions...without praying....without pondering what is the way God would have me go.
So this year...I want to be more like Mary:
But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
I want to take the time to speak words that encourage and uplift. I want to behave the way God would have me behave...not the way my own selfish flesh would encourage me to behave. I want to be wise in the decisions I make and seek God's guidance for my choices. I want to slow down, be more thoughtful and just....ponder...
Great are the works of the Lord;
they are pondered by all who delight in them.