Since I so often post verses on here, I thought I would post this article about meditation. I believe, the way to make those verses most effective is to mediate on them. Sure, it is good to read someone’s insight about a verse or study and a verse, but nothing makes the verse quite as life changing as meditation. Yes, meditating and aligning your heart and mind with the truth of Scripture can be life changing. Biblical meditation is different than Eastern meditation, as this article describes:
THE OBJECTS OF MEDITATION
In Eastern forms of meditation as in TM there is an attempt to empty the mind. Biblical meditation, however, is an attempt to empty the mind of the wrong things in order to fill it with what is right and true according to the index of God’s inspired Word.
All Eastern forms of meditation stress the need to become detached from the world. There is an emphasis upon losing personhood and individuality and merging with the Cosmic Mind… Detachment is the final goal of Eastern religion. It is an escaping from the miserable wheel of existence… It is merely a method of controlling the brain waves in order to improve your psychological and emotional well-being.1
Biblical meditation involves becoming detached from the controlling and hindering influences of the world and attached to the living God through Christ that we might, through faith and transformed values, experience the sufficiency of the Savior and reach out to a hurting world in need of the living Christ.
We should be careful not to be deceived by the world’s current obsession with mindless mindfulness. Yes, shutting out the evil and worries of the world is good, and if you so not know God that may be as far as you can go, but for a Christian you should not stop and shutting things out of your mind but rather should focus your mind on good and on God and and on His love and on his power to save.
Take the five minute Be Still Challenge today and meditate on The Truth. Pick a verse, pick a passage, and meditate.