The True Christian Meditation Practices Needed To Prosper In The Lord

The True Christian Meditation Practices Needed To Prosper In The Lord

Spirituality plays a major role in one’s success and happiness. There are several false teachings about how to meditate when taken through the lens of the Bible. It is time for God’s children to practice Christian meditation biblically to be prosperous in the Lord.

Meditation has become one of the most spiritual practices in our world today. Interestingly, several spiritualists, health experts, life coaches, and motivational speakers recommend it. But have you thought about knowing the true Christian meditation? Brace yourself because I’m here to hurt you with the bitter truth.

In this post, I will share with you how to do meditation as a Christian, the benefits, and more spiritual insight from the Bible.

What Is Christian Meditation?

Christian Meditation is a spiritual process that strengthens our beliefs in God by transforming our minds to live according to His will.

Now, I believe you have understood what meditation in Christianity means. Today, the church could see all these Eastern religions and cults making meditation appear to be something evil. Many Christians have been introduced to unscriptural meditation based on certain cult practices. They are very appealing because they promise good living, health, success, joy, and more.

The devil has already crept in unnoticed. But I believe before you finish reading this post, you would find the truth and live according to the biblical way of meditation.

Be Mindful Of Cult-Based Meditation

You can’t just go out there and involve yourself in any spiritual practices while you call yourself a follower of Jesus Christ. There are several false spirits that imitate the Holy Spirit so be careful.

When yoga is said and recommended to be practiced, it informs people to empty their minds during the process. This is contrary to what the Bible says; be filled with the Holy Spirit and also allow the Word of God to renew your mind.

Why would you agree to empty your mind as a Christian? Ain’t you opening portals for the devil to enter and control you?

“In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, to prevent the light shining from the Good News of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” (2 Corinthians 4:4)

Now take a look at some of the most popular meditations some Christians have embraced:

• Transcendental meditation

• Yoga Meditation

• Silva Mind Control

These do not give Christians the scripture-based meditation that helps us to be filled with the power and Wisdom of God.

Sadly, the New Age Movement is promoting such kinds of practices. We can truly see that people’s minds are blinded by the enemy —hence deceiving them to meditate on certain needy things which goes a long way to create an army of unbelievers of God’s truth or a great herd of lost sheep.

Understanding The Law Of Meditation In Christianity

The law of meditation points to the fact that everything we see around us is in the mind. The physical eyes are just a gateway. In this case, whatever we view with our eyes would finally be determined by our brains.

It deals with the internal subconscious mind which helps us to live a reflective life of the character of Christ Jesus through the Holy Spirit —because he has become part of us through regular meditation.

We are spiritual beings made in the image of God. It is therefore important to be highly spiritual through activities such as prayers, fasting, reading the Bible, and meditation. Christians shouldn’t allow the Eastern cult of meditation drive them away from meditating on the word of God. Don’t you remember what the Lord told Joshua?

Christian meditation Bible verse

“This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it: for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success.” (Joshua 1:8)

Meditation in Christianity must be centered on the scriptures. Anything outside the Bible is a crafty lie from the devil. Don’t mind and never take whosoever should tell you how to meditate if it contradicts the Bible.

The devil can surely drive your mind on things that are needful in your life and make you believe in an entirely different source of knowledge that rises against the knowledge of God. Your mind is a powerful weapon that should be filled with Biblical knowledge and wisdom.

If you take a look at the latter part of Josuah 1:8 the Lord made pronouncements of prosperity for Josuah if he meditates on the Word of God day and night and do it according to His will.

Now the question is; are Christians today meditating on the word of God and doing what the scriptures say? Obedience is better than sacrifice.

According to the Bible, the psalmist meditates on the mysterious purposes and wonderful works of God, he finds them too vast to understand and too numerous to count. When he awakes after his meditation he knows that God is still with him.

King David is one great example of a Bible character who meditated on the word of God on regular bases. Through his meditation, the psalmist grew so close to God that he sees the wicked as God sees them and hates evil as God hates it. You can read this from Psalms 119:161-176.

Verses 161-176 teach us that because David rejoices in God’s instruction, he was always steadfast amid persecution. He was consistent in his daily prayers as well.

King David’s life became full of inner peace and stability. With confidence, he could wait for God to save him. He then concludes his long meditation with a summary of his main requests:

• With an understanding of God’s word.

• Deliverance from all afflictions.

• Boldness to proclaim the excellencies of God’s word.

• Benefit of constant help from God because of his constant obedience to the word.

• God’s correcting or discipline hand upon him when he wanders away from the Lord’s path.

How To Practice Christian Meditation

There is no rigid or definitive way of doing meditation as a Christian. But whatever way you choose must be scriptural and also glorify God.

“Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 3:8)

For instance, I can choose to sit, stand or lie down to do my meditation. And I can do this within 15 minutes or more. Also, remember that every single word in the Bible is God-breathed and so powerful for preaching, meditation, etc,

“Whatever you do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father, through him.” (Colossians 3:17)

In order to be consistent with what the Scriptures say about meditation you must be willing to be a doer, not just a hearer.

Meditation from the Bible

Be very careful when practicing meditation as a child of God or a follower of Jesus Christ. Ask yourself if you are doing what the Bible says or some other knowledgeable person you trust.

There are innumerable spiritual forces around us and the Bible has cautioned us that even the devil can transform himself into an angel of light. Satan is a crafty liar. But here —we are inviting the Holy Spirit to take charge of our minds and guard us into all spiritual truths. (John 16:13)

Now, I want to show you from the Scriptures how to do meditation as Christians.

1. Make Sense Of What Is Happening

As you find yourself reading the scriptures allow the Holy Spirit to fill you. You can begin this with a short prayer. Then try to make sense of any verse or verses you choose to meditate on.

There are several Bible verses that address different needs. If you need good health, good marriage, divine direction, wisdom from above, etc, find the right verses and carefully ponder on them by trying your best to understand what you are reading. God wants His children to receive the Seed being His word in good soil and in this respect, the soil is your heart.

I said, “During the night I will remember the song I once sang; I will think very carefully.” I tried to make sense of what was happening.” (Psalms 77:6)

2. Reflection

Reflecting on the verses you choose to meditate on is also very essential. As you reflect on God’s word that has sunk deep in your heart and filled your mind, you would automatically rejoice in the Lord. Reflect on the scriptures day and night.

“I will think about all you have done; I will reflect upon your deeds!” (Psalms 77:12)

Even at the workplace, you could reflect on the verses you meditated on. It doesn’t matter where you are, you can do a reflection of God’s word.

Meditate on God's word

As you do this, you can also think about the wonderful things the Lord has done for you. At least you have the gift of life; you can breathe. It’s by His grace.

“I recall the old days; I meditate on all you have done; I reflect on your accomplishments.” (Psalms 143:5)

If you are doing your meditation as a Christian, don’t forget to be grateful to God for all that He has done for you. In your heart exalt His Holy name.

3. Repetition

This world knows so much about how the subconscious mind could be rewired to accept new thoughts and behaviors. There are so-called different mantras that the world teaches us to use to reach higher heights and break free from several life challenges.

If a Christian is going to use any mantra during meditation then it should be spiritual. Oh yes, the process of repetition is very effective in renewing one’s mind but in this respect, we are going to use the Bible as the source.

Just like Christian affirmation that helps an individual to claim his victory, health, success, happiness, etc, through the power of God; so as repetition of your chosen verses of mediation could help reprogram your mind from that of the world.

This helps to put your mind on autopilot even if you are not consciously into any activities. The word of God directs your path.

Repetition demonstrates seriousness. Remember how the strong walls of Jericho were brought to ruin.

Seven priests having seven trumpets went around the walls of Jericho seven days, and seven times on the seventh day. (Joshuah 6:4-12)

Then finally the walls of Jericho broke down which brought victory to the children of God. I could therefore choose to pick relevant Bible verses to my needs and repeat them seven times during my meditation. 7 is known as the number of perfection or the number of God.

Benefits Of Meditation In Christianity

1. Cast Down Any Worldy Imagination

As you allow the word of God to fill your mind, you can take hold of the scriptures as weapons to cast down any worldly imagination that confuses you as a child of God

“And every arrogant obstacle that is raised up against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive to make it obey Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:5)

2. The Transforming Power To Overcome

You grow in God’s wisdom. This is incomparable to the wisdom of this world. You would be wise enough to handle your life problems and even that of others. Just like King David —he entered into the spiritual nature of the law of God, and saw into exceeding power of God. This helped him to become wiser than any of the priests or even the prophets who instructs him and the people of Israel.

“I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your rules.” (Psalms 119:99)

King David became even wiser when he regularly meditated on the word of God. Today you can also become wiser than your parents, teachers, family members, contemporaries, predecessors, etc, through the power and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. He gives wisdom to those who ask and seek fervently.

3. Your Soul And Body Prosper

The word of God enriches the soul and the body to be strong and prosperous through Christ Jesus. God’s word is the bread of life. God’s word is the nourishment for your soul.

If you keep God’s word, He will also keep your body and soul. Again if you observe to do according to that word, then God will cause all your beautiful plans to be prosperous.

He will fulfill your heart’s desires. The Lord said this promise to someone like Joshua and David. And today the same scriptures remind us to keep God’s word in our hearts and be doers not just hearers.

“This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it: for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success.” (Joshua 1:8)

Meditation Bible Verses

I believe you would need some Bible verses about meditation to inspire you to keep God’s word in your life always. God wants us to meditate on His word according to His will. Nothing exempts us because the early worshipers did and enjoyed greater blessings from Lord.

Christian woman doing meditation from the Bible

1. “How blessed is the one who does not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand in the pathway with sinners, or sit in the assembly of scoffers! Instead he finds pleasure in obeying the LORD’s commands; he meditates on his commands day and night.” (Psalms 1:1 – 2)

2. “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight always, b LORD, my rock and my redeemer.” (Psalms 19:14)

3. “Tremble with fear and do not sin! Meditate as you lie in bed, and repent of your ways!” (Psalms 4:4)

4. “I will meditate on your precepts and focus on your behavior.” (Psalms 119:15)

5. “O how I love your law! All day long I meditate on it.” (Psalms 119:97)

6. “My eyes anticipate the nighttime hours, so that I can meditate on your word.” (Psalms 119:148)

7. “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing even to the point of dividing soul from spirit, and joints from marrow; it can judge the desires and thoughts of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)

8. “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.” (Proverbs 23:7)

Thanks for reading through. I welcome your contribution and feedback. Stay blessed!

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