Wednesday, April 15, 2009

How to Meditate Using the Bible?

Matthew 10:7-8 And as ye go, preach, saying, the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

A biblical Christian guided meditation technique uses the word of God skillfully to grow faith and to whip carefully the fearful suggestions of the devil. Using the Bible you will be able to use the word of God to fight malice by performing miracles like Jesus did and delegated to us so we could do also.

But keep in mind; it is highly doubtful that you'll be able to perform miracles without first meditating on the word of God in the Bible. If you meditate on the word of God, you'll already know what to do when you are tested on your faith and the Word of Knowledge will guide you.

Why we have to meditate on His word?

The answer is

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

For example: Let’s say you decide to meditate on

Psalm 119:2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.

You meditate sincerely on that verse by focusing and reciting it over and over in your mind and getting that promise deep in your heart by keeping it with you always and referring to it from time to time. There's more. At times when our flesh feels weak and the sinful thoughts tries to entice you into doing an immoral thing. Remember, the last time you gave into temptation, how horrible you felt after you realized what a terrible mistake you've made? That's where your diligence in meditating on the word of God comes in to help you resist that temptation.

Transcendental meditation is a silent process whereby the mind is devoid of all thought and the body relaxes. Psalm 2:1 can be translated: "Why does the heathen rag, and the people meditate on an empty thing?"

There is also a state of meditative relaxation that is induced - by a mantra, the repetition of a word or words. Remember the Scripture (Matthew 6:7) that says, "When you pray, use not vain or empty repetitions, as the heathen do"

Biblical meditation should be done with a rational mind. "My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall bring understanding" (Psalm 49:3). "The mouth of the righteous speaks or meditates wisdom. .." (Psalm 37:30). Biblical meditation is not empty thought; we are encouraged to meditate on God, His teachings, His word and His precepts. In Biblical mediation, objective knowledge enters the rational mind not subjective knowledge that arises from the cosmic subconscious mind while in normal meditation.

Does biblical truth crop up from the inward self? No. God's Word is truth. This refers to the principles, precepts and commandments of God. Christian doctrine is based upon the on paper revelation of Scripture not the meditations of an irrational and blank mind.

Doesn't it sound easy? Well it is, but the tough part is practicing your mind to do the actual meditating on God's words and promises. Choose a quiet place, at home, in the car, in Church or outside. Find a space that is restive and place yourself in comfortable position. Count to eight and inhale, count to 24 and keep the air inside and count to 16 and exhale. Concentrate on your breathing at first, and then gradually begin to recite the selected passage from the Bible mentally. Meditating on the Bible requires filling the mind with selected scriptures and fill up all the empty spaces of the consciousness. It is through this method that a person may feel oneness with God.

Think that this is what God wants you to do so that He can bless you like He wants to. Meditate by reflecting deeply and thinking intently on the promises from the Bible every where you go and keep His word with you at all times (Matthew 4:4): "It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God".

Which brings me to the first and greatest commandment of Jesus, "thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment". (Mark 12:30).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic
to be actually something which I think I would never understand.
It seems too complicated and extremely broad for
me. I'm looking forward for your next post, I'll try to
get the hang of it!

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