Amazing Benefits of Christian Meditation
3 Amazing Benefits of Christian Meditation
There are many benefits of Christian meditation. It’s a wonderful way to renew your mind, quiet your soul and be refreshed and inspired by the presence of God. Are you desiring a deeper more intimate relationship with God? Do you want to experience God’s presence in a greater way? If so, a Christian meditation will be a tremendous benefit to you.
Experiencing God is not an emotional boost. It is the movement of God in the soul of man.
God searches us out and ignites passion and desire in our hearts for Him. As we press in to know Him better, we will experience God in deeper ways. Christian meditation helps us to pause and see what God is doing in and around us. It places us in a position to listen to His guiding voice. Intimacy means “in to me see” When we draw close to the Father, we can see what He is doing and join Him in His work. – John 5:19.
Awaken Your Spirit
To awaken your spirit is to increase your awareness and discernment.
An awakened Spirit lives life with new freedom. The world around you becomes brighter. You realize that God is always speaking. When the eyes of your heart become enlightened you become more aware of God’s purpose, presence and power. Ephesians 1:18 – I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope in which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people and His incomparably great power for us who believe.
Rest For The Soul
The soul was made to rest in God the way a tree rests in soil. When we find a quiet place and time with God, He bathes our soul in a solve of encouragement and healing. He releases the presence of his life giving spirit.
Such a rest is a loving balm for our frayed nerves and frantic lives.
Seeking such a rest requires intentionally laying aside our busy lives and seeking solitude with the father.
More benefits of Christian meditation include:
- A greater sensitivity to Holy Spirit.
- Creating an atmosphere of peace that reduces worry, stress and anxiety.
- A transformed mind.
- Increased faith.
- An expectancy of God’s goodness.
Frequently Asked Questions About Christian Meditation:
What does it mean for Christians to meditate?
Meditation is a time to prayerfully ponder, reflect on, muse, and ‘chew’ the words of Scripture. Christian meditation re-focuses us from ourselves and from the world so that we reflect on God’s Word, His nature, His abilities, and His works. When you meditate on Jesus you experience God, awaken your spirit and find rest for your soul.
Is meditation biblical?
Christian meditation is rooted in the Bible. In fact, the Bible commands us to meditate. In Joshua 1:8, God instructs us to meditate on His word day and night. Psalm 77:10 I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds.
Psalm 145:5 On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
Biblical mediation is very different from transcendental, new age, mindfulness, budah, chopra, yoga and the like; You don’t become detached in your mind from thoughts or images when mediating on God and His Word through Christian meditation. The focus of is on God – the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All the benefits of Christian meditation come solely from and through Him.
Eastern meditation however, focuses on emptying the mind of thoughts or images and being enlightened through human or demonic power. Eastern meditation is a dangerous practice and not in line with Scripture.
Is it God or is it just my imagination?
It’s your imagination connected to the mind and heart of God. God created you with an imagination so that you can dream, envision and contemplate your destiny in Him. Your imagination is the part of you where you conceive things. You cannot give birth to what you have not conceived. If you can’t see it with your imagination on the inside you won’t be able to do it on the outside.
Christian guided meditation creates an atmosphere that inspires you to glorify ( value and prize ) God in your imagination. If you glorify God, you will experience God. Meditation helps keep your mind on Him and His goodness. It promotes faith and expectation.
Genesis 6:5 says, And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. People see negative things. So often the imaginations and thoughts of the human heart are ungodly.
Christian meditation counteracts negative thinking by leading you to focus on the character, righteousness and Word of God. When you contemplate on the glory and goodness of God, gratitude, expectation and joy begin to rise up inside you. Negative thoughts and emotions are replaced with an expectancy of God’s faithfulness.
What should I focus during a Christian guided meditation?
“Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things” – Philippians 4:8. Don’t focus on health, troubles or lack. Just center your thoughts on Jesus, His attributes and the work of His hand. Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these other things will be added to you. – Mathew 6:33.
How do I meditate?
- Be intentional about making an appointment to meet with God. Turn off the TV, phones and other distractions.
- Quiet your self before the Lord.
- Be like a child in your approach to Him.
- Invite Holy Spirit to minister to you.
- Put aside your list of wants and needs and ask Him to reveal His heart to you.
- Be hopeful and expectant.
- Do as Samuel did in 1st Samuel 3:9. – Lie down on the floor and say, “speak now Lord for your servant is listening.” Samuel heard the audible voice of God say his name 3 times and he received his first prophetic word. Samuel received the benefits of Christian meditation and we can too.
How can I stop my mind from wandering when I meditate?
Christian guided meditations are helpful in keeping your mind from wandering. The purpose envisioning the story is to inspire your God given imagination. God is altogether lovely, altogether worthy, altogether wonderful to behold! If your mind starts to wander bring it back and focus on Jesus. You can track with the story if you want to but you don’t have to. When Jesus makes himself known to you, just take His hand and be with Him. He is the prize. The story is just an open door into His presence. It’s a tool that creates an environment of rest so that you can easily experience God and find peace in Him.
What if I’m too busy to meditate?
Your too busy not to meditate. Remember The story of Mary and Martha? Luke 10:40
Mary sat at the feet of Jesus and listened to His message. She was hanging on his every word and taking it all in. But Martha was distracted with much serving…and Jesus said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”
Meditating on God’s word is the one thing that is needed to awaken your spirit and produce rest for your soul. It is the “good part”. Meditation and soaking in God’s presence is important to God. Joshua 1:8 Revelation and power is released when we hear the Word of God and meditate on it. Healing is often released. Perhaps the most amazing benefit of Christian Meditation is that it is faith building. We know that with out faith it is impossible to please God. – Hebrews 11:6 We also know that with faith all things are possible! Mark 9:23
Is guided imagery meditation a new age thing?
It can be, depending on who is writing it. New age meditation is a counterfeit of what God intended for His children. New age writers do not focus on the attributes and glory of God. They write about things like energy, light and self power.
Jesus taught with parables ( talk stories ) there are 46 Parables in the New Testament. The Christian guided meditation stories that I write are composed of both parables and visuals about the glory, majesty and wonderful works of God.
We should be careful to examine everything before we meditate on it. Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Always research a writers source. – who or what is their God. I will only read, soak or meditate to material that is in line with Scripture and written by someone who’s source is Jesus Christ. Test every spirit to see whether they are from God. 1john 4:1 Be watchful and discerning. The Lord will give you a check in your spirit if something is off. He will also quicken you when something is divine and of God.
Why am I afraid of meditating?
If you are practicing Eastern meditation or any kind of meditation that is not focused on Jesus Christ, than you are opening the door to demonic influence. 2 Corinthians 11:14 say’s that even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Fear is a manifestation of the kingdom of darkness.
Satan will also use fear to prevent you from the things that would draw you closer to God.
If you are fearful of meditating to Christian guided meditation that is focused on Jesus Christ you may be uniformed about what kind of meditation is from God and what kind is not. You may be fearful of being misled by the enemy when you meditate. This is where using your God given discernment comes in. If you have asked Jesus Christ to come and live in reign inside of you and be your God then you have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16. Jesus says, “my sheep hear my voice, I know them and they follow me.” John 10:27 God will show you the way of life. Psalm 16:11
If you are struggling with fear, consider the album, “Soul Soaking; Sozo for the Soul.” This will help you identify the root of the fear and get rid of it.
What happens if I fall asleep during a Christian guided meditation?
People often fall asleep during meditation. God’s word will wash over you even while you sleep. Many people have reported healing of insomnia while using my CD’s as a sleep aid. When you listen to one of my Christian Guided Meditations, you will be able to clear your mind completely, letting go of the days problems and stresses. You will then find rest for your soul as you fall into a deep and peaceful sleep.