As I read about spiritual meditation I notice the use of the terms God and Holy Spirit in a way that sounds good and maybe even godly. One article works the reader through a series of steps from centering self to focusing on “God” and the spirit within, to repeating a phrase, to using your imagination to “picture an inner vision” and finally to the suggestion to buy their CD to help you benefit more.
Is this what David meant when he spoke of meditating in his heart and being still (Psalm 4:4)?
Is the spiritual meditation that is being taught today the same as biblical meditation?
I have studied biblical meditation and even taught on it some. But this past weekend I was challenged to look at biblical meditation in a different way. Well, maybe not different, as much as simpler. The suggestion was made to meditate on less for longer. For example, take the two word verse–Rejoice always (1 Thess 5:16) and meditate on it for several weeks.
How would “rejoicing always” affect my relationship with God and others?
What would my life look like if I “rejoiced always”?
In just a few days of doing this I have had to rethink my reactions to a difficult situation. I encourage you to join me in this challenge to meditate on “rejoice always”. I would love to heard how this impacts your life.