Christian meditation is focused thinking about a portion of God’s Word in order to hear God’s voice and to apply God’s truth to our life.
Meditation involves our heart and our spirit. Meditating on the Word of God allows its transforming power to renew our hearts and minds. Perhaps one of the most neglected disciplines in the Christian life is that of meditation. The Word of God plays a central role in meditation because it is the place where our knowledge of God originates. We must therefore determine to know the Word of God so that we have the material we need to meditate on.
Comitting scriptures to memory plays an important role in the art of meditation.
Not all types of meditation are Christian. The goal of secular meditation is to empty the mind, the goal of godly meditation is to fill the mind with God’s truth. To put it in a succinct definition, godly meditation is the practice of filling the mind with God’s Word for the purpose of applying God’s Word.
The focus of Christian meditation is always on God, or on God’s faithfulness and His loving-kindness toward us as His children. Repeating God’s word in our heart day and night as God commanded Joshua ignite the Life and Power of God resident in us through the Holy Spirit. As you learn to spend time in meditation, you too will begin to see God’s guidance in your life. As you learn to spend time every week in meditation, you will discover that troubles don’t seem quite as big, that despair no longer feels overwhelming, and anxiety fades into the background.
What does the Bible Say About Meditation?
- Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it.(Jos 1:8)
- Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love.(Ps 48:9)
- I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds.(Ps 77:12)
- Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees.(Ps 119:23)
- I lift up my hands to your commands, which I love, and I meditate on your decrees.(Ps 119:48)
- I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.(Ps 119:99)
- Ps 143:5 They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
The first step to increase your faith as a believer is to learn how to meditate on God’s Word day and night. Meditating is the way to relaxation, health, freedom, creativity, contentment, peace. We must spend time in (with) God’s Word and give the Holy Spirit the opportunity to teach us, to reveal the unseen realm to us, to help those things become as real to us as material, seen things.
Renewing your mind until it is dominated by God’s Word, building your spirit until it dominates your soul and body, will not happen automatically, nor will it happen over night. But, it will happen if you take the time and make the effort to meditate on God’s Word.
Let God’s Word fill your memory, rule your heart, and guide your feet.
What meditation will do for you.
Let the bible speaks fot itself.
Does not my word burn like fire?” says the LORD. “Is it not like a mighty hammer that smashes rocks to pieces. Jeremiah 23:29
2 Corinthians 10:4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
2 Corinthians 10:5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Jeremiah 5:14 Therefore this is what the LORD God Almighty says: “Because the people have spoken these words, I will make my words in your mouth a fire and these people the wood it consumes.
Jeremiah 20:9 But if I say, “I will not mention him or speak any more in his name,” his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.