What is Christian Meditation and Why is It Vital That You Know?
and God wants us to continually draw near to Him…
and it is probably not by chance that you are here reading this today…
I challenge you to continue reading and discover how to simply and easily empower yourself with God’s Word daily.
Find out WHY Christian believers should be meditating GOD’s WORD!
Why Should Christians Meditate?
“I will sing unto the LORD
as long as I live:
I will sing praise to my God
while I have my being.
My meditation of Him shall be sweet:
I will be glad in the LORD.”
– Psalm 104:33-34
Powerful Spiritual Meditation!
Is Christian Meditation a Powerful “Lost Art”?
Christian meditation is a choice, and a positive, life transforming choice at that.
The Bible makes it clear that meditation is for God’s children. However, meditation seems to be a “lost art” for most believers these days.
Yet whether we realize it or not, as Christians today we have a deep spiritual need to meditate. (This is the reason many believers so easily get drawn into evil spiritual activity, which the Bible warns about often.)
The list of reasons why Christians should meditate is practically endless…
Let’s look at some of the key purposes of Biblical Meditation:
- God Commands Us to Meditate on His Word
How about the fact that the Bible commands us to?
God says to meditate on His Word day and night so we will obey it.
“…you shall meditate day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written…”
– Joshua 1:8
How can we do and obey without first having an understanding of what is required?
Meditation on the Kingdom of God way of living gives us that knowledge. It also empowers us to act on it.
- Meditation Helps Manifest God’s Blessings and Promises in Our Life
Manifestation of the blessings and promises of God are a result of meditating on scripture. As we meditate, our understanding of God and His ways will draw us closer to Him.
Our faith and love will increase along with the desire to please God in a greater way. Meditation, and the gathering of knowledge alone, will not manifest results. Action on this revealed knowledge is required to receive the blessings.
In the same verse quoted earlier we see that it goes on to say that blessing can be expected when we meditate and then act on God’s Word.
“…then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success.”
– Joshua 1:8
Success in life comes by continually meditating on God’s Word and doing the Word!
- Revelation of God’s Laws Benefits Society
God’s Word is packed full of eternal mysteries just waiting for the diligent, faithful believer to discover. And just as discoveries in the natural world, benefit society, so do spiritual discoveries reflected in the living Word of God.
Electricity has always been, but think about how the discovery of this law greatly impacted the world. With discovery comes progress. And the discoveries found in God’s laws have the greatest power for transformation.
Case in point: Meditation on the laws of God’s kingdom can take us out of the spiritual Stone Age and into a life where spiritual wonders and miracles await!
Are you ready to make Christian meditation a habit in your life?
What Is Christian Meditation And Why Is It Vital For You To Know?
Christian Meditation for the Christian Believer
There are various techniques, methods, and ways to meditate. The important thing, as a believer, is to understand what it is and how this powerful practice transforms lives.
The truth is: A key to a successful and prosperous life is discovering what Christian meditation is and making it a daily habit in life.
- Christian Meditation Defined
To meditate is to ponder, think deeply, affirm, contemplate, think over, muse, reflect, speculate, memorize, confess, pray, recite, sing, speak, and practice focused study on the Word of God. The Bible says that those who delight in the law of the Lord, and in His law meditate day and night, they are blessed. (Psalm 1:1-2). Meditation is sometimes referred to as our spiritual digestive system; which breaks down the Word of God and digests it in our spirit.
“Your words were found, and I did eat them; and your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by your name, O LORD God of hosts.”
– Jeremiah 15:16
Meditate on the Word of God by taking it in and chewing on it over and over. Consider it part of your daily nutrition, just as you do your regular meals…
Think about it: You might know that a meal is full of vital nutrients. You might be able to see and smell that it is good. However, it is quite obvious that the food will not nourish and benefit your life until you consume it and eat it.
- Christian Meditation in Action
Christian meditation involves the process of actively thinking on scriptures. We give ourselves to the study of the Word by immersing ourselves in it in various ways. It also involves praying over it and asking God to give us understanding by His Spirit; who promised to lead us in all truth.
“The Spirit of truth will guide you in all truth.”
– John 16:13
Following the discovery and understanding of these truths, we are to put them into action in our lives. A commitment is made to make the things of God our standard for daily living.
- Meditate on the Word of God until it becomes more real to you than anything else.
Begin to make the power of meditation a daily habit. Then act on the truths revealed by the Holy Spirit. This will cause spiritual growth in your life and bring success. Real knowledge, revelation, and success in life come from the habit of meditating on God’s Word.
No doubt about it: God places a great emphasis on His Word. Scripture tells us that He sustains everything by His Word. So as Christian believers, we should also place a great emphasis on it and daily meditate on the life transforming power of God’s Word.
Are you ready to make Christian meditation a priority in your life?