Starting from childhood, to be anchored in the Lord, you can become empowered by meditating on His Word!
…And continue meditating on God’s holy Word as you grow into adolescence and later into manhood.
Let’s look at what Biblical meditation is not…
Biblical meditation certainly is not sitting in a lotus position and chanting, humming, rocking, forming circles with your fingers or washing your mind clean from all thoughts. No sir e bob!!! Neither do you need to rush out and purchase a stack of candles, incense, a mat, ear plugs and various CDs by famous gurus. (Just begin your time with the Holy Spirit (your Teacher) by reciting Psalm 19:14: “Dear, Holy Spirit, let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. Amen”
OK, now that you’ve been enlightened on what meditation is not…let’s look at what meditation is…
Biblical meditation is first and foremost simply focusing on God through prayerfully contemplation on his Word. First, you’ll want to quiet your spirit with a prayer of invitation for the Holy Spirit to come into your heart and ‘dine’ with you. Choose a scripture from your memory, recite it aloud a couple of times and audibly inquire of the Holy Spirit if your interpretation of meditating on that scripture is pleasing to Him. (You can do this by applying and reciting Psalm 104:34: “Lord, may my meditation be pleasing to him (You), for I rejoice in the Lord.”
You may want to continue your conversation (prayer) with the Holy Spirit by incorporating several additional scriptures that reference meditating.
Additional scriptures expressed in your own words, such as…Psalm 63:6 “When I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night…”
Psalm 1:1-2 “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.”
Psalm 119:97 “Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.”
Psalm 143:5 “I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands.”
And in conclusion, let us remember…
In the Book of Joshua 1:8, it teaches us the “why” of Christian meditation. It goes like this: “Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.”
Scripture Lesson: “My mouth shall speak wisdom; the meditation of my heart shall be understanding. Psalm 49:3
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