Are They Really Biblical?
I will meditate on your
majestic, glorious splendor and your wonderful miracles. ~Psalm 145:5
and more people are asking questions about using Christian
- What is meditation really?
- Is there anything about meditation in the Bible?
- Why should we use Bible meditations?
- What are different Christian meditation techniques?
Years ago, most Christians cringed at the very word meditation, and
still do. In their minds, they
automatically connect this discipline to Eastern religions or some
other type of
In all actuality, we all meditate on different things every day. The
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
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.
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is Meditation Really?
According to Webster's
Dictionary, meditation is "to engage in contemplation or reflection; to
one's thoughts on: reflect on or ponder over."
Does anything about that
sound mystical to you?
difference between using Christian meditation techniques and pagan
meditative practices is revealed when we look at one thing - The focus
of those meditative
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
To be filled to the brim with Christ!
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Does God Say About Meditation in the Bible?
We see several occasions in the Bible where God's children
meditating on His goodness, His deeds, and His Word. Here are
just a few of the many examples:
O God, we meditate on your
as we worship in your Temple. -Psalm 48:9 (NLT)
I will meditate on your
and your wonderful miracles.
-Psalm 145:5 (NLT)
But his delight and
are in the law of the Lord,
and on His law (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
ready to bring forth its
fruit in its season;
its leaf also
shall not fade or wither;
and everything he does
come to maturity]
- Psalm 1:2-3 (AMP)
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:
Book of Instruction
it day and night
so you will be sure to obey
everything written in it.
Only then will you prosper and succeed in all
We all want
the prosperity, but are we willing to do what it takes to
Are you willing to develop the discipline of Bible meditation?
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Free Bible Meditation Video!
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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
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.
Jealousy * Doubt *
Procrastination * Timidity
And the list goes on...
These are all things that we as Christians must overcome if
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.
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!
For the weapons of our warfare
are not physical [weapons
of flesh and
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
into the obedience of Christ
(the Messiah, the
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
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There are many Christian meditation techniques. Here are a
few to get you started:
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- Daily Bible
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
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
Even veterans at meditating on God's
promises can benefit a lot from this technique.
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
the right meditation CD for you, it can
help you win control over your thoughts, and connect more
Many people call these
scripture memory cards. But, while memory deals with your
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.
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
and read them. Close your eyes and think on the promises to
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
Do you have questions about using Christian meditations or Christian
meditation techniques? Don't
be shy - Ask your questions here!