Christian Meditations:
Are They Really Biblical?

I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor and your wonderful miracles. ~Psalm 145:5 (NLT)

Christian Meditations: Woman meditating on GodMore and more people are asking questions about using Christian meditations.
Years ago, most Christians cringed at the very word meditation, and many still do. In their minds, they automatically connect this discipline to Eastern religions or some other type of mystical activity.

In all actuality, we all meditate on different things every day. The only issue is that, typically, we are meditating on the wrong things...

Maybe you meditate on your long to-do list that never seems to end. Or the bills that you are not sure how you are going to pay. Or that negative diagnosis that the doctor gave you.

You sit, and you think on it over and over. You focus your thoughts on it. You contemplate how it might affect other areas of your life.

You meditate on it.

Find The Answers To Your Questions About Using Christian Meditations
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What is Meditation Really? What Does God Say About Meditation In the Bible?
Control Your Negative Thoughts With Bible Meditation Christian Meditation Techniques
Free Bible Meditation Video!

What is Meditation Really?

According to Webster's Dictionary, meditation is "to engage in contemplation or reflection; to focus one's thoughts on: reflect on or ponder over."

Does anything about that sound mystical to you?

The difference between using Christian meditation techniques and pagan meditative practices is revealed when we look at one thing - The focus of those meditative thoughts.

In eastern religions, their focus is emptiness - To totally empty themselves and their minds.  

But, the goal of using Christian meditations is exactly the opposite. When we meditate, our goal is not to be made empty, but to be made full.  

To be filled to the brim with Christ!

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What Does God Say About Meditation in the Bible?

We see several occasions in the Bible where God's children are meditating on His goodness, His deeds, and His Word.  Here are just a few of the many examples:

O God, we meditate on your unfailing love
 as we worship in your Temple.
-Psalm 48:9 (NLT)

I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor
and your wonderful miracles.

-Psalm 145:5 (NLT)

Christian Meditations - Woman Meditating on God
But his delight and desire
are in the law of the Lord,

and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God)
he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night. And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water,
ready to bring forth its fruit in its season;
its leaf also shall not fade or wither;
and everything he does shall prosper
 [and come to maturity]

- Psalm 1:2-3 (AMP)

These children of God are filling their minds with thoughts of Him.  His love for them.  His glory.  His teaching.  And the miracles that He has already done in their lives and the lives of others.

I love Psalm 1 because it reveals God's promise for those of us willing to discipline our minds through Bible meditation.  It says that we will bear fruit, and that everything we do shall prosper.

Christian meditations are one of the most effective ways of moving God's Word from your head to your heart.  Meditation is both the most vital AND the most forgotten piece of every Christians Bible study puzzle.

 God tells us to:
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.

-Joshua 1:8(NLT)

We all want the prosperity, but are we willing to do what it takes to get it?

Are you willing to develop the discipline of Bible meditation?

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Free Bible Meditation Video!

As I Open My Eyes
A Biblical Morning Meditation

Rhonda Jones is a passionate woman of God who struggled with crippling negative thoughts for many years. Then God led her to discover the power of Christian meditation.  

I have personally used one of her powerful Chrisitan Meditation CDs and was abundantly blessed!

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Control Your Negative Thoughts With Bible Meditation 

Earlier, we discussed what most Christians spend their time meditating on - Their problems.  One of the hardest things you will ever do as a Christian is to get control of your mind for Christ!  

Each day we are bombarded with negative thoughts.  Much of the time, we do not even realize they are there until we stop and think about what we're thinking about.  

Christian meditations help you discipline your thoughts.  They are an excellent way for you as a child of God to take control of the negativity that can otherwise overtake your mind.

Fear  *  Jealousy  *  Doubt  *  Worry

Anger  *  Depression  *  Procrastination  *  Timidity

And the list goes on...

These are all things that we as Christians must overcome if we ever want to walk in God's ultimate plan for our lives.  And, yet, they are things that most of us struggle with every single day.

Christian meditations will help you to grab hold of those thoughts and attitudes that you have been battling against, and bring them captive to the Word of God!

Christian Meditations: God's WordFor the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood],
but they are mighty before God

for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds,
[Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against
the [true] knowledge of God
and we lead every thought and purpose away
captive into the obedience of Christ
(the Messiah, the Anointed One)

-2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (AMP)

As Christians, controlling our thoughts is a major battle in the war against darkness that we fight each day.  In order to win that battle, we must learn to discipline our minds to focus on God's Word in every single situation.  

And that is exactly the kind of discipline that Bible meditation develops.

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Christian Meditation Techniques

There are many Christian meditation techniques.  Here are a few to get you started:

  1. Daily Bible Meditation.Christian Meditations: Praying Hands Receiving
    Select a specific scripture that addresses a challenge you are facing.  Sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes, and allow your entire consciousness to be filled with that single thought.  Roll that truth over and over in your mind for several minutes.

    Throughout the rest of your day, continue meditating on that Word from God.  Take an inventory of your thoughts and actions, and ask yourself if they line up with your daily Bible meditation.

  2. Christian Meditation CDs.
    Even veterans at meditating on God's promises can benefit a lot from this technique.

    Tips: Be sure to select CDs that focus on God's promises, and not faulty new-age doctrine.  You also want to pick a CD that isn't generic, but addresses the specific areas you are personally struggling with. When you find the right meditation CD for you, it can help you win control over your thoughts, and connect more deeply with God.

  3. Scripture Meditation Cards.
    Many people call these scripture memory cards.  But, while memory deals with your mind, meditation deals with your heart.  The goal is not just to stick as many scriptures in your mind as you can, but to hide God's Word in your heart so that it becomes the very core of your being.

    To create meditation cards, select 3-5 scriptures on a specific topic. Write them on an index card and carry your card with you wherever you go. Several times each day, pull out your bible meditations and read them. Close your eyes and think on the promises to yourself.
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Using Bible meditation is one of the most powerful methods of studying the Bible available.

Over time, you'll notice that, when trials hit, you naturally begin to meditate on God's goodness instead of on the problems. In fact, you will have pondered His promises so deeply, that they will become more real to you than any situation you are experiencing.

To try scripture meditation cards as a Christian meditation technique, print off some of these free Bible meditation cards to get you started.

Do you have questions about using Christian meditations or Christian meditation techniques?  Don't be shy - Ask your questions here!

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