The way we think can limit us, keeping us stuck and frustrated. However, changing our thought patterns will get us out of that funky spot.
“For as he thinks within himself, so he is” -Proverb 23:7a
Thinking and meditating is a lost virtue and such a vital part for our well-being. As Christians, we sometimes have a wrong concept of what meditation is all about. We might have a mental picture of monks on a mountain top or someone in a lotus position like Buddhists. However, meditation is for everyone. You will be amazed of the benefits and results you’ll get from practicing it.
“Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him” -Psalm 37:7
There are no set rules or formulas to think and meditate. It simply is a way to be still and to wait on the Lord.
This is what I personally do:
- Find a quiet place
- Get comfortable
- Take a deep breath or two
- Focus on the Lord and wait on Him
- Pray in the Spirit quietly or just be silent
- Listen for what He will tell you or show you
If you don’t hear or see anything during your time of meditation do not be discouraged. Sometimes wisdom and answers come a little later. You will find yourself in a situation and somehow will know exactly what step to take or know exactly how to behave. It’s amazing!
Some of the benefits of mediating and thinking are:
- Increase of joy and peace of mind
- Deeper intimacy with God
- Increase in wisdom and understanding
- Greater sensitivity to the Holy Spirit
- Better control on negative thoughts
- Greater clarity on what to do next
- Decrease in mental and physical stress
“My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall give understanding” -Psalm 49:3
Do you meditate? Share with us some of the benefits you are getting from it.