7 Benefits of Abiding in God’s Presence and Meditating on His Word!
Can abiding in God’s Presence and meditating on God’s Word in silence really benefit your life and walk with the Messiah? Below you will learn just a few ways that Christian meditation can improve your life!
Enjoy greater peace of mind by eliminating worrisome and negative thoughts.
The scriptures tell us to cast down every thought and imagination that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. The problem is that many believers have chronically negative thought lives that they may not even be aware of and that may be contributing to depression, anxiety and other toxic emotions. Through Biblical meditation you will become the observer of your mental chatter and learn how to cast down or eliminate destructive or negative thinking and replace them with God’s Word.
Create more balance to carry out your values and nurture your whole self.
Busyness is not an attribute of the Most High. We create a hectic lifestyle when we try to accomplish more than we are mentally and physically capable. Even just stepping off the treadmill of life can be extremely daunting. When we’re so used to striving and struggling, we miss out on the opportunity to gain greater balance and make decisions not based upon urgency but on the values and yearnings of our own heart. Christian meditation creates that space we need to stop and listen to God and Ourselves. God tells us to honor the Sabbath and keep it holy. What better way that to incorporate a regular Date with God and Biblical Meditation Practice.
Develop a greater sensitivity to the Holy Spirit and learn to discern His voice, leading, and promptings.
Our Savior often speaks to His children in a still small voice through impressions, promptings, inspiration, and circumstances. However, if we’re too distracted to listen or our lives are filled with constant noise and activity, we can miss out on important messages from Him. Biblical meditation creates quiet moments that give the Holy Spirit room to speak to us and gives us that divine guidance we need to navigate successfully through life.
Live with more joy and contentment WITHOUT changing your circumstances.
1 Timothy 6:6-8 declares, “But Godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. Do you find yourself seeking after the things of this world for peace, joy, or contentment? If so, you are not alone. The enemy has deceived believers and unbelievers alike that happiness is acquired by obtaining material goods, relationships, and things outside of God’s Kingdom. But nothing could be farther from the truth. Peace, joy, and contentment come from abiding and trusting in God. When we enter into God’s Presence something supernatural happens. We can’t “be with God” and not be changed. Little by little the rudiments of this world begin to dissolve and we are able to walk in God’s peace and joy WITHOUT any changes to our circumstances.
Alleviate stress and other stress related illnesses.
In recent years, the interest in various forms of meditation have skyrocketed with doctors, celebrities, and health professionals touting the many mental and physical benefits of a regular meditation practice, and you know what? Studies have proven that it’s true. If you need a free and quick way to reduce stress, look no further. What makes Biblical meditation even more beneficial is that you’re meditating on God’s Word with the intention of experiencing His manifest presence.
Develop greater intimacy with God and increased wisdom.
The Bible says that when we draw close to God that He draws closer to us. The Most High said, “You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart.” Many believers don’t make intimacy with God a priority. They think that going to church and hearing a sermon is all they need to do to fulfill their Biblical duty. The fact you’re at this website probably means that you’re looking for more that just a church or surface relationship with God. You most likely want to know and experience God in a deeper and more intimate way. As you spend time with God just abiding with Him and meditating on His Word, you are literally transformed and God’s Presence will become more real to you than ever before. Our Savior said in Matthew that we can’t put new wine (thoughts) into old wine bottles (mind-sets) without corrupting the old batch. If we are to fully embrace the Scriptures, we must pull up the weeds of doubt, fear, and unbelief.
Bring Your Flesh Under the Authority of the Most High
Sometimes we just need to say NO to our flesh, but that can be difficult if its been holding the reins for so long. Unwanted habits and addictions, even chronic negativity, are all signs that your flesh may be out of control. Subduing the flesh first begins with subduing the mind and its impulse thoughts that often play like a background record in our subconscious mind. Your thoughts have created your current reality because thoughts are things and the longer we meditate on specific circumstances (whether good or bad) the quicker they come into fruition. Biblical meditation can help you bring your flesh under subjection as you learn to notice, release, and then eliminate or replace compulsive thinking with God’s Word.
[quote]Christian meditation allows you to take the reins and direct your own thoughts back where they belong: under the authority of the Savior and His Word.[/quote]